milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another dark lager like Rickards, but not as good. Mouthfeel is thin and aroma/flavor is weak. Not really any "honey" character at all.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Bottle. Like the Red, pours with a small head and spare lacing, and a very clear body. Color is orange, leaning towards brown (although, again, extremely light and clear). Slightly more aroma than the Red; the honey is apparent. Very light and thin on the palate, with average carbonation and a bitter finish. Flavor is slightly acidic and bitter, with moderate duration. Overall, slightly more rewarding than the Red: not quite as bitter, slightly sweeter, with a better aroma.
mmacleod75 (94) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle. Nice dark golden color, but head disappeared quickly. Very malty smelling. Nothing distinct about the taste or flavor. Pretty average. Very slight sweetness. Drinkable but not really a favourite.
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 mL Bottle. Clear orange-amber with a thin but foamy off-white head that leaves lace on the sides. The aroma is actually faint; apple with a hint of honey predominating and with a subtle grassyness to it. Flavor: I can best describe the flavor as a malt-corn combo, the crystal malt making itself known, and with a whisper of honey. The hops are there too but not overpowering in any way. Clean finish. Nothing stellar but not too shabby either. Will do okay at the barbecue.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Poured a clear light brown-dark orange color. The head was off white and left some lace behind. Not much in the way of aroma other than a hint of dry toffee. Light bodied and dry-ish. Weak flavors of pancake, honey, and a touch of dirty sock. Lacking in every sense except its looks.
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - very yeasty
A - dark brown
F - Kinda sweet
P - more ale then lager...not a lot of fizzy
O - its O.K
terrybail (450) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap Somewhere?
Not as good as the white or the red but not horrible will have to try again
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Color could resemble dark golden honey, with a fluffy white head but that is where the resemblence to a ’Honey Brown’ stops. Flavor was thin with almost no ’malt aroma and character’ (cue the Commercial description). It is decent beer, but come one, give me something to remember. This is another completely forgettable beer from the Molson people.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 mL bottle: light red brown. Creamy off-white head. A slightly metallic aroma and a touch of artificial sweetness make up an all-together boring palate. Missing both a hop profile and a malt bill, this is closer to water with caramel color added than a lager. Flavour isn’t really offensive in any way...it is not really flavourful in any way either...
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Ah, Rickards Honey, this promises to be shit-tastic. Pours a bubbly clear orange-copper with an average size foamy off-white head. Mild aroma of grain, caramel malt and some sweet honey. Cloying honey flavour, bleargh. No hops at all in the aroma or flavour. Average bodied. Basically a Molson beer with cloying honey syrup added. Yuck.