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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A Braggot, historically a harmonious blend of mead and beer, gained notice during medieval times and dates back as far as the 12th century. The combination of three unique honeys and the complexity of the hops and chamomile in this braggot style beer create a whimsical brew that is floral with a tart sweetness and a much awaited honey finish. Praise to the queen bee and her colony for this refreshing and satisfying brew.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, - JUL 6, 2013
Golden color with no head. Aroma and taste are both light and fruity. The honey has a nice sweet and floral character to it that sits well on the palate. A pleasant and unique beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (2772) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
Bomber bought through Systembolaget. Pours clear golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and tiny malty with sweet white bread, honey, dried papaya, chamomile, grass, soil and lemon zest. Taste is very sweet and tiny malty with white bread, tons of honey, chamomile, grass, soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet and medium bodied. Finish is sweet with white bread, honey, chamomile, soil and lemon zest. Reminds me alot of honey-sweetened herbal tea. Too sweet to be truly enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
9/15/2014: Samuel Adams Honey Queen... Pours a hazy golden color with a low level of carbonation. The aroma is spiced orange blossom honey and is quite mild. The flavor is lightly sweet, yet slightly tangy; I think it’s the residual flavors from the honey after it has been fermented. Medium-light body with a nice effervescent level of carbonation. Overall, I like this beer, but I just don’t have a lot to say about it.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eworkman1 (38) - - SEP 10, 2014
Not a huge aroma but a solid golden color with sweet undertones and a dry enough finish to balance things out.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
badhack (312) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Conveniently pours the color of honey, light head that dissipates, clear. Aroma of a complex honey, a hint of floral hops. Complex honey, light toasty flavor, and sweet. Like really sweet. Don’t get me wrong, great for pecan pie or maybe breakfast, not good for pizza. May not be the mead you were looking for, but an interesting sipper, worthy of respect.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Big bottle. Golden color. Moderate color. Aroma of sweet fruits and honey. Medium sweetness. Average carbonation. Some candy sugars, light fruits, and good mix of honey. I really enjoyed this. Good shit Sam Adams!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (205) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Appearance-rich golden with a thick fluffy white head. Head doesn’t last long. Aroma- honey sweet, flowery,. Flavor- sweet clover honey, sharp & dry, some bready malts, some chamomile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2014.08.25 - Samuel Adams Honey Queen - 22oz (?) bottle in pint glass. Not going to do a point by point but wanted to rate this for memory in the spirit of "if you brew a braggot and I see it, I will try it." I was surprised by this. Not the best braggot I’ve ever had but it’s not bad and among the best Samuel Adams I have had. The honey has an evident sweetness that lingers into a long finish. Somewhat reminiscent of Brother Adams Honey Bragget Ale but not quite as dark or as tasty. However, both have a slick mouthfeel and this great balance of honey. Makes me think they might add the honey after primary fermentation has started. The base beer this is married to doesn’t seem to thrill me, but the combo is pretty good. Improves as you work on it. Repeat purchase worthy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilhomer3k (5) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Smells of honey and a bit of an earthy smell of clover. Pale yellow color that is very clear. Has a good amount of head when poured but goes down within a few minutes and doesn’t froth up when agitated. Medium sweetness with some mild hops. Aftertastes has some sweetness and carbonation with a little bit of hop aftertaste. The sweetness lingers. Light body wish some stickiness (not honey sticky). Overall I enjoyed it quite a bit and it got better as I got through the bottle. It’s sweet but not overbearing and the aftertaste is excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3872) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma is hops, spices and earthy/nutty notes. The flavor is citrus, fruit, honey, spices and a mix of mild hop bitterness and sweetness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, orange peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of honey, pale malt, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, orange peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, citrus peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of honey, pale malt, and spice flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice braggot style. All around good complexity and balance of honey, pale malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.


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