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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Light and crisp, our Honey Pilsner has great flavor for an easy drinking beer. It is golden in color, with subtle fruit-like flavors balanced with noble hops. A delicate floral aroma is achieved with addition of honey, which is sourced from the Ebert Company, an Iowa-based apiary. Drink carefully, you might catch a buzzzzz!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
22 oz. bottle from the Newton IA HyVee. Liquor department manager was kind of pleased to see someone come in just to pick up the local product. Having also had a great German pilsener at Millstream on the way home, I can try to better appreciate its pluses and minuses. Standard pale lager color with a tinge of gold, under a stiff white head. Smell has a bit of adjunct sense to it, which may have come from the honey, and itís missing the spice bite of noble hops. Taste is a bit of okay. Honey sweetness overruns what should be a drier pils profile and itís hops. And maybe Iím being kinder to it because Iím a homeboy, but Iíll admit these folks still need to step up their game. Still, a nice light finish makes for a decent summer beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserk (55) - wdm, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Drank this beer with Ken and Julie at HoQ. Very good and smooth. I would for sure drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
bottled beer from box &e style. thank you for the cred boost! notes of wet hay, bit of sweet grain. touch of cooked brocolli. honey character seems to be somewhat subdued, which is fine. somewhat drinkable. buzzzzz!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pale gold pour with some odd floaties and a thin white head. Cereal, honey and lightly tart aroma. Flavor is cereal, light fruity tartness, some honey, light spicy and floral hops. Light body with a heavy, explosive sharp carbonation that blows any feel on the texture away, some acidity and a dry, acidic finish. I thought it was alright overall, but there is definitely something off here, most likely some acid producing bacterial infection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6488) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/24/13. 12oz bottle from the Milan Hy Vee. Upping my Iowa Cred while visiting the QC. Hazy dark golden pour with a small khaki head. Pale malts in the aroma, doughy, a bit of a corny aspect. Pale malt flavor, doughy pils malts, again a dash of corn. Not awful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7628) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. From Iowa. Thanks John M!
Clear golden colour with a small white head. The aroma is mild. Thereís some sweetness and malt. The flavour is mild bitterness, sweetness and malt. Quite simple. But thereís nothing wrong. Just a bit boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle from Johns grocery. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Slight honey note on the nose. Whatever honey thatís on the tongue is really faint. Finishes clean Eh!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Pale malts, light honey sweetness, hints of fruit, and a relatively clean finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle to kick off Blippís surprise almost 5K/birthday tasting. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of honey, sweet malt, herbs and light hop bite in finish. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle at Brianís suprise birthday tasting. Pours fizzy golden yellow without much head. Aroma is honey ,malts, flowers and hops. Taste is sweet honey on the forefront followed by some bready wheaty flavors and a touch of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (9605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle @ Holiday Inn Iowa City picked up @ Johnís Grocery. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with a thin white head. Light veggie, herbal, honey, straw, a touch fruity aroma. A bit tangy, chewy herbal, lemon citrusy, bready flavor. Scroll past this garbage.

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