Crit (3515) - 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 theyíd be a better fit in my little beer fridge... This one poured a smallish white head, maybe one fingerís 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, Iíd 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 youíre in the mood for honey. Drinkable enough over the course of a pint or a litre, but only sessionable if youíre 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 isnít my thing.
fiulijn (16214) - 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 (6053) - Garching b. MŁnchen, 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 (7627) - 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 arenít 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 Soundís beers have. Honey beers arenít usually my thing, though. Itís not that this one is sweet, itís 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 donít 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 Iím 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 Iíve tasted amongst the commercial beers....
this is a great beer well worth tasting (over and over)