MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glory be to one litre swing-top bottles. If only they’d be a better fit in my little beer fridge... This one poured a smallish white head, maybe one finger’s worth but no more, and really no lacing to speak of. Colour is a medium gold. The aroma does indeed feature honey above all else, and was most pleasant. The taste was again of honey, but just enough to let you know that it was there and no more. Mouthfeel and aftertaste were "proper". Yeah, I’d like more of this one.
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fizzy and yellow, not a good start. Ok hop aroma. Low hop bitterness, low malty sweetness, watery. Very dry finish. Ok as a summer session but i know these guys can do better.
lumikuuro (26) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 litre bottle with new artwork for 2009, abv now 5.0%.
Appearance: Golden, slightly opaque at first before settling and becoming clear. One to two finger head, creamy and white, when poured into curved pint glass. Head diminishes quickly, leaving no ring and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet liquid honey and gentle hops, some grass.
Taste: Very much like the aroma. Quite a lot of Lillooet honey, fairly sweet, but slightly tempered by the modest but noticeable hopping, which is vaguely grassy. Not as overly sweet as many honey beers of the pacific northwest, but a prominent flavour. Initial level of sweetness does not increase to the point of unpleasantness like some of its competitors. Refreshing, clean finish which impressively manages to lose a little of the honey so as not to make this a sickly honey ale.
Mouthfeel: Smooth from the honey, functional. Pleasant.
Drinkability: Depends if you’re in the mood for honey. Drinkable enough over the course of a pint or a litre, but only sessionable if you’re in the mood. Yet that is the case for pretty much every honey beer around here; this just happens to be a better one than you would normally find. Accessible to the masses, yet brewed well enough to be able to be appreciated by true beer lovers. Decent beer.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium straw, abundant clover honey. Watery and dry, this really isn’t my thing.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub
Deep blond color. At first it shows some nice hop aroma, but it disappears quickly, the some very light honey aroma. It’s a simple Ale, with smoothened corners, a bit sweet.
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
big bottle. Cloudy orange,low white layer. Light fruity nose, apricot tropical. Light body. Light fruity malt base. Easy drinkable, not nasty in any way.
DuffMan (7468) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy bright gold, lacey white head. Sweet pale malt aroma. Lagery pale malt palate, on the sweeter end with discernable honey character. Sweet lagers just aren’t my thing really.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey hue is nice. Good head as many of Howe Sound’s beers have. Honey beers aren’t usually my thing, though. It’s not that this one is sweet, it’s just not interesting enough for me. A little of that diacetyl stuff is noticable in this one too.
Heffman (5) - North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this brew at the inn itself in Squamish and raved about it. Okay, I had three bottles but please don’t let the wife know....I was happy to find it at the park royal liquor store a few weeks later at which time I bought six of the large one litre bottles to take home to the mrs (and others)...
back to the beer itself, it was a clean, refreshing product with a nice honey nose, and I’m not talking about the nice waitress tho her nose was cute too....the beer had a real nice malt character to it...it sure poured a nice head with a good fine carbonation---not too gassy like I’ve tasted amongst the commercial beers....
this is a great beer well worth tasting (over and over)
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild butterscotch, plenty of honey, some biscuity malts and floral hop notes in the aroma. Clear, deep, golden body is topped by a fair sized white head that recedes rapidly to a lasting cover leaving some frothy lacing on the sides of the glass. Biscuity and grainy malt character with some toffee and butterscotch. Light bitterness and floral hop notes. Fruity esters emerge mostly in the aftertaste. Light medium body with sharp carbonation and rather slick and watery texture. Butterscotch becomes more apparent in especially in the nose but also in the flavour as it warms. Pint glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Dec-06).