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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Here’s the original honey beer. Crisp and refreshing, with a hint of sweetness. To craft the beer, we enlist the talents of several million local bees for their pure, white clover honey. Our brewmaster then blends the ambrosia with select, two-row barley malt and balances it with prized Willamette hops. While the bees reluctantly part with their honey, The Great American Beer Festival enthusiastically receives it, as they’ve awarded OHB a silver medal in a category with more than 60 blonde ales.


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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Cloudy, flat yellow-green pour with diminishing head. macro-lagerish aroma, mild flavor. I didn’t really notice the honey at all. likely my first and last.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (3339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow with no head. Aromas of light honey, soap. Taste is thin, lemon, honey. Thin body. Sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (1610) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Eh...... it was not that great. Really just a middle of the pack beer. 2.5/5, C-. August 7th, 2014.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1209) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Pale clear bright golden, bubbly sheeth. Faint lemon and thin malt. Soapy carbonation and a fading tinny bitterness. Sweetness is fairly diluted and generally a bit sickly.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden, nose is light honey and toffee, taste is dull toffee, sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft grassy hay nose ... soft fruits .. floral hop ... soft hay ... soft floral hop

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at the Portland Brewing brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A light floral nose, meaty almost. Grainy, a bit of sweetness, frankly pretty dry and grainy, husks, a mellow body. OK.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a clear dark golden color with a fairly thick white head on it. Nose isn’t all that appealing - I get just a light bit of sand and wheat to it, and little else. Tastes light and slightly sweet. Not bad, but nothing special.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
juliohumanez (1) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
This beer is absolutely delicious in the bottle, and even better if you can find it on draft. Very highly recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
bottle. hey it tastes like honey! kind of fruity too. not something I’d want to drink a lot of.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--Oregon Honey Beer--1997 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--Fruit Ale--Honey Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--Original Honey Beer--1998A 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. Fruit Ale--Honey. Portland Brewing Company, Inc.--Original Honey Beer--1998B 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Light very clear straw golden color. Light hop floral front is slightly spicy. Light Malt body is crisp and rich with a noticeable honey character. Dry honey finish. Tasty and smooth. 3/26/1999 MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Oregon Honey Beer--2002 Longneck 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Fruit Ale--Honey. Clear thin straw golden color. No head or lace. Mild Pilsner like light floral hop front. Crisp honey dry light sweet Pilsner textured body. Clean mild citrus hop end. Bland light malt. Sampled 7/27/2002. MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Pyramid Brewing Company MacTarnahan’s Oregon HoneyBeer--Beer Brewed With Real Honey--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--16 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Honey. 6-Pack $6.99. Big foamy thin lacy white head. Clear thin bright pretty yellow gold color. Floral mild honey hop front. Crisp refreshing dry sweet mild honey fruit hint CO2 zesty mild caramel Golden Ale body. Mild hop spice crisp clean refreshing end. Aged Well. Sampled 7/10/2008.


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