Olde Hickory Bee Student
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
Collaboration with Ivory Tower Brewery.

A collaboration for education. Brewed from rye grown and malted in NC and local wildflower honey, Bee Student was brewed with the assistance and input of student in Appalachian State University’s Department of Fermentation Sciences as a practical lesson in professional brewing. We named it Bee Student, but this is an "A" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Advocate_Ames (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours amber orange in color with a ring of foam in my glass. The aroma has a hoppy floral and dank scent with a nice malted grain spice. There are subtle notes of honey. Tasting, I noticed a semi sweet malty presence. There is a mild to medium bitterness intensity. I picked on a pleasant booze taste. The finish is enjoyable and the beverage has a good body too. Overall this was a descent brew. It reminded me of a pale ale with some character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HourGlass13 (626) - North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours piss yellow. Aroma is a little malty, a little herbal. Bready. semi sweet flavor. Medium body. Bitter finish. Its ok. Nothing great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle back from bestway. Little bit of grassy ohps on the finish. Sweet honey and clover working throughout. Copper orangish color. Ok but not mind blowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
Half pint at the Good Bottle Co. Pours dark, hazy orange with a small, beige head. The aroma is heavy resin and floral hops, some rye spiciness, straw, and just a touch of honey and lavender. Grainy sweetness up front, with a strong bitterness coming forward. Leaves a long, unpleasant, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, chalky, grainy, and thick. Overall, this is a nice, style-bending beer. Overhopped, in my opinion; too much resin and not enough floral aromas. Still, a pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4925) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2014
650 ml. bb Sept 2014. Pours clear orange-amber with a lasting film of creamy foam. Nose is spicy toasted corn, caramel and faint lemon. Tastes of caramel, dry grass and spicy toasted rye. Some touches of soapy lemongrass and roasted corn as well. Medium body is mostly smooth with a low-medium carbonation, but has some tongue tingle and a nice balance provided by the spicy rye and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2014
Best before 07/14. This was odd, but it grew on me as I drank more. Definite mead-like qualities up front, and some dry, hoppy notes in the finish. Nice use of honey - not too sweet or boozy. I’d get this again...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle via NC trade. Thanks, John! Bottle starts to foam slowly out of the neck upon popping the cap. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a big, fizzy barely off-white head. Lots of florals in this one, with rye spice, honey, some bready, doughy funk, grass, and some phenols. Light-bodied, with medium-to-high carbonation and a dry, bitter mouthfeel. Seems like something went a little wrong here. Not terrible, but I wouldn’t reach for it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bomber. Nothing special. Golden yellow. Clear. A bit sweeter and a weird aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3272) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pint at BrewMasters ok aroma sweet. Malty little herbal. Bready. Brownish orange color. Small head little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body. Smooth creamy body. Bitter crisp finish. Its ok. Nothing offensive nothing of note that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle from Bestway, Greensboro. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, earth, honey, pale malts. The taste is earth, honey, pale malts, spicy rye finish. Medium bodied, well balanced, crisp. Nice beer.

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