GoufCustom (420) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Clear amber honey brown colour; Half finger head and soapy white foam which lasts about 1 minute; Small sticky lacing with active carbonation; Strong sweet musty aroma of honey which can be smelt half a foot away, with light malt, chewed tobacco, steamed mui choi (dry pickled Chinese mustard), and light wet cardboard; Medium sweet taste of very thin malt, with muted honey, sugar, steamed mui choi, faint wet cardboard, and hint of grassy hops; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile is sweet-soaked and slightly cloying thin ale base, with rather restrained honey (presumably from the Chilean Ulmo tree) tone and sugary, musty mui choi palate. Maybe the QC has problems; Wet cardboard is lurking in the backgraound but not annoying. Hmmm… Hoppiness is zero in nose and hint of grassy hops in taste. Only light sweet musty finish to close out. Wet after taste, very easy and pretty sweet to mouth.
Comments: This beer boasts the use of the rare Ulmo honey, but the quality is below average - cardboard background, nose of tobacco splits, and rather plain sugar taste is quite off putting - the musty mui choi factor is totally unexpected, though. Not to say it’s comforting as it may be infected, but its musty smell and taste is strangely attractive as I used to ate them all year round. So before they have better QC and use better honey in the brew, this is only half decent. Worth a try for new country tick. Heh!
Sapsticy (18) - ECUADOR - OCT 16, 2013
1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I'm not a fan of Honey Ales. I guess it's a personal thing because I don't like the honey in beer specifically. But what I can say is that it had a very clear honey aroma. It tasted quite well when it comes to honey. Hops weren't really a thing to notice during and after the taste. If you are a sickly sweet person, then you could find something in this beer.
Izio (71) - GERMANY - OCT 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Color ambar/miel oscuro con tono rojizo. Aroma ligero a miel y lupulo floral. Sabor intenso a miel, excesivo dulzor y con un amargor final proveniente de unas notas a quemado y no al lupulo. Poco balanceada, el dulzor opaca todo el resto. No se siente el amargor. Buena espuma, compacta y duradera. Cuerpo denso. Botella con 1 mes de envasado en supermercado en chile.
fabioanselmo (125) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: forte de mel e alguma coisa de especiarias. Aparência: caramelo, cor de mel com corpo curto e espuma aceitável. Sabor: adocicada, com lúpulo imperceptível. Paladar: resquícios de açúcar na boca. Geral: primeiros goles caem bem, mas fica enjoatitiva facilmente. Recomendo pra quem nunca tomou uma cerveja feita com mel.
AtronSeige (346) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: Honey, wood, tobacco,
Appearance: Clear, dark copper. Fizzy, long lasting, white head. Fair lacing.
Flavour: Honey, wood, white chocolate,
Palate: Medium-full body, soft carbonation.
Overall: The taste is better than the smell, but it is too sweet for my liking.
330 ml bottle, poured.
21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, very honeyish and floral. The malt character mainly supports the honey. No real hop character and a sweet, honeyish finish. At first, it seems ok, but as it warms it reveals itself to be lacking balance. Too sweet, and not as enjoyable as most of the Eastern European honey lagers with which it bears superficial similarity.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(330cc bottle, BB 25/04/13) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of honey, grain, and herbs. Flavor of honey, florals, herbs, and grain.
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On bottle from Lider Express Ñuñoa , Santiago.
Dark golden color, good foam.
Intense honey aromas
Light/ medium body and complexity.
Sweet , unbalanced in that regard .
Stay clear unless you love honey
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. Pours bright orange and no head. A decent brew. Like the different honey flavor but overall the flavor is too sweet.
Rodriguez (169) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is too sweet, too much honey, it doesn’t has a good balance at all, it only has a good appearance