GoufCustom (1108) - HONG KONG - AUG 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
250ml bottle bought at BeYummi’s kiosk during "Lan Kwai Fong Beer & Music Fest 2015" in Central.
Cloudy hazy dirty straw amber colour with a crust of yeast sediments’ Half finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Quite fragrant and sweet aroma of malt, with strong honey, floral nectar, light plum, faint vanilla and Bel yeast; Medium sweet taste of moderate malt, with strong honey, molasses, faint dark fruits, light caramel, Bel yeast, light lime, light bitter hops and thin grass; Medium body. Slick and quite creamy palate; Mouth feel is fair maltyness in a smooth and thick body. Strong honey in the background throughout. Sweetness is medium but just right, not much fruityness, warming alcohol hidden quite well. Okay… Hoppiness is floral in nose. Light lime and thin grass in taste. Bitterness is notable and moderate for a lasting, fairly astringent honey-sweet finish; Slightly dry after taste. Creamy and easy to mouth.
Comments: I like how the honey is manifested in its aroma and taste, which is solid, lasting with flowery tone but not cloying. Other than its creamy taste, there’s not much elements too offer. Solid and simple, a decent one to enjoy.
wekker84 (1910) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts honey fruits caramel and spices flavor malts fruits citrus honey spices some caramel and some hops
Alusmamuts (1073) - LATVIA - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with small off white head. Minimal bitterness mixed with some sourness and honey sweetness. And waterness - too much, otherwise could be very good.
beermaris (164) - LATVIA - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Delirium Vilage. Specific honey taste and aroma. Therefore, a very specific one.
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours clear, amberblonde, good white head. Smell is fithy, sweat and honey. Yuck ! Taste is equally bad. Like honey has gone expired and started to rot. I was not capable of taking a second sip.... What the hell was the brewer thinking when this was finished? he must have known this was awefull...
Akiro (22) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Birra a trazione anteriore. Birra al miele dal colore giallo oro scuro e dalla schiuma persistente. Ottima la presentazione visivamente ed olfattivamente, profuma di miele anche se lievemente acido, peccato che perda un po’ per via del carattere della birra troppo evanescente e con poco corpo. Odore equilibrato, da migliorare il retrogusto ma comunque valida.
maekchu (2767) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sugaya. Nose of yeast, honey, and wine-infused sourish fruit. Hazy orange/honey color, thin head. Lightly tart fruit, sourish pickle-like mid palate. Flavor diminish quickly. Thin and lightly dry finish. Thin and tangy. Hmm... (drink-by date was a month ago) whatever flavors were there... ain’t any longer. Disappointing.
Alengrin (3396) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Saison-like honey beer for Les 4 Pavés. Very firm, rocky, off-white, sticky, stable head, colour soft peach blonde with yellow hue, hazy. Versatile aroma, unusual, with honey of course, but also caramel, ginger, earth, tomato, dry white wine, hops, lemon, mint. Fruity, sweetish taste, soft mouthfeel, honey subtly dressed over the palate but not too dominant and balanced by a ’wild’ sourishness, spicy yeastiness and dry, hoppy finish. Honey beers should not be cloyingly sweet in spite of what the name suggests, and this is a very fine example in my personal view - as are other Wallonian honey beers like Saint-Monon au Miel or (obviously) Dupont Bière de Miel.
mikske79 (1312) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In een klein winkeltje in Dinant gekocht. Niet slecht, maar helemaal niets speciaals aan dit bier.
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 12/2015. Dark amber touch brown & red appearance with a bubbly white head only on the sides. Nose is thick synthetic air refresher honey, odd & frankly off-putting, strange fare. Taste is thick yeast, synthetic honey, air refresher, caramel, strange synthetic feel, sugar, strange and I am not a bit funny. Too many of these honey beers taste like strange synthetic fare. I suppose getting a beer to taste of NZ honey is impossible given that all the sugar etc. would ferment out so we get this weird stuff.