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Pizza Port California Honey Ale

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Light in color and body, this beer is brewed at both Pizza Port locations. A little heavier in alcohol than the Carlsbad Cream Ale, we use only the best California Honey to produce a subtle aroma and flavor in the finished product.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Gold in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of apricot, honey and grain. Taste is of honey, peaches, and caramelized sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (918) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
February 3rd, 2012 - My second visit to Pizza Port in Solana Beach was my first try at their pizza. Wanting to pair intelligently, I ordered the California Honey Ale, thinking that a light, crisp and slightly sweet brew might wash down leftover crust perfectly. The logic behind my order was infallible. Leaning forward to take in the aroma, I found myself immediately transported to the gourmet pizza joint of my youth: Beau Jo’z pizzeria, where the signature style was to coat the great, knotted lumps of crust in honey. Pizza Port’s California Honey Ale bundled up that experience into one smell, though likely assisted by the ambient aromas of the pizza pies flanking our table. By the time our own round spread of considerately arranged carbs and fats had arrived, I had already taken sips from the bubbly, boisterous, golden brew. The flavor is light, the body is light, and the palate is light. The beer almost deigns to tell you what it tastes like, but somewhere between whispered words I glean more of what the aroma so distinctive, except this time it’s a mouthful of honey baked bread. Light yeast notes and the sweetness of the honey mingle to produce an airy, almost vapid beer, but with a heart of gold, and a conservative twist of the honey comb. This would make a fine cap to a long day of tides smashing your body against the sand just down the way, but for my part, it was enough to take sips as I munched on the crust that fenced in Pizza Ports’ fabulous food.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Pizza Port tap takeover. Pours clear, rich gold with a fine, white cream head. Nose of bready malts, certainly some honey. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry honey, light tangerine, dry and lightly toasted white bread. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Clean finish with dry bread, restrained honey character, light bitter straw. Nice beer, good balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
20th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Pizza Port Tap Takeover. Keg. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Palate is slightly soft and semi dry. A little citrus and semi dry creamy malt. Overall a light airy and sweetish beer. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty weak honey aroma. Fruity malty honey flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty honey finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
At pizza port, pours a light golden yellow. Nose is flat, taste is honey sweet but light. Light on flavor but drinkable on a hot summer day. Quaff Score 6 / 10

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On draft at pizza port. Pours golden with a white head and aroma of sweet malt. Taste is light, of malt, caramel, grains, and light honey with a malty finish. Drinkable light, but not very flavorful

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Aroma of honey and a sanitary sewage bleach smell. Pours golden with nice carbonation. Taste is sweet with honey and an unpleasant yeast aftertaste. Not the biggest fan of this ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Pale malty base, light honey sweetness, and light floral hops. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grain, honey, biscuit, and mustiness. Flavor of grain, soap, florals, biscuit, and honey.


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