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Hops Bumblebee Honey Bock
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A light, copper-hued bock, brewed from a blend of pilsner and Munich malts with a hint of honey and smooth, dry finish.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Part of a sampler set at Hops in Charlotte, NC, 01.20.09. Clear gold, white head. Aroma is honey wheat, malt grass. Flavor is sweet, wheaty, honey, malty, some hops bitterness. Doesn’t seem like 6.5% alcohol.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 On tap at the brewpub on 05/24/2009 as Honey Bock at 7.8%. Clear golden yellow body with a small white head. Sweet honey and pilsener malt aroma with a bit of grassy hops. Mild grainy and honey flavor with a bit of grassy hops. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 6/1/6/3/11 - 2.7 On tap at the brewpub on 01/18/2009 as Honey Bock at 7.7% ABV. Clear copper amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Light honey and toasty malt aroma. Sweet honey and light toasty flavor. Medium light body with mdoerately high carbonation. 6/3/7/3/13 - 3.2

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Pour is dark but clear golden/light brown. Very sweet and malty smelling; which is seemingly discordant with the beer’s appearance. Slightly biscuity, but simply overwhelmingly sweet. Not my bag.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours gold with a white rich head. Smells of perfume, light honey, grass. Tastes of caramel, honey, some spice, earthy. Some biscuits on the finish. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2006
A very light golden pour, with a minimal head. Tastes of fresh honey, like it was just poured into my pint glass. Has kind of a candy sweet flavor, without being cloying. Caramel maltiness, more honey and light fruitiness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Alexandria, VA - Clear dark gold, thin creamy white head. Nice nose of butterscotch, honey, caramel, and hints of bread. Flavor up front was honey sweet, with more combined tones of butterscotch, caramel, and booze. A light hop bitterness attempts balance, but never comes close. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty-sweet finish. It was aiiiight...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2006
A golden amber beer with a light mid drink bitter. An aroma and taste of bannana. Highly carbonated fizzy light to medium bodied beer. Has a fruity flavor that is quickly overtaken by a bitter that doesn’t last laong

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Had on tap at thier Ocala, Fl. location - did not have the "Bumblebee" attached to it - must be the same recipe though. Pours a medium gold with a thinnish, but sticky white head with decent lacing. Wort-like aroma, some honey-sweetness - hard to detect the aroma though. Strong lager flavor with a hint of honey in the back end. Faint hints of licorice as well. Packs a punch - ABV not listed - but imagine it is in the 6.0 range. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Tasted from 2oz sample in Manchester, CT, labelled Hops Honey Bock. Very clear and golden, with a minimal head. Faint aroma to go with it. A little honey in the nose, a little grassy hops, not much else. Very sweet in the mouth ... probably from the honey. It almost tastes like they added honey after the fermentation. Apart from the honey, very bland flavor and low carbonation. It did go down rather smooth. Decent, although it seemed like they just added honey to a Rolling Rock.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Sampled at 2004 St. Paul Winterfest. Great head. Large bubble. Gold in color. Flavorful with some hops. Pretty good. Smoother than Summit Maibock but similar in taste and mouthfeel. Very nice beer.


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