presario (4894) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L swing top. Relatively flat. Honey and apricot taste. A bit of a metallic tinge to the taste. Aroma is metallica and honey.
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy gold,small white head. Neutral nose. Tastes like watery honey water, with a light dirty line taste
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 (16395) - 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 (6079) - 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 (7826) - 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.