rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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redtechnj (203) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 Iâ€™ve ever had but itâ€™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 doesnâ€™t seem to thrill me, but the combo is pretty good. Improves as you work on it. Repeat purchase worthy.
evilhomer3k (5) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
superspak (2561) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Sampled on draft at Gateway Grill this beer poured a vibrant dark golden color with a medium sized foamy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet honey, malty and with a bit of bread. The flavor was very sweet with an outstanding honey presence and notes of bread, tangy malts, chamomile, orange zest and had an underlying boozy presence that enhanced rather than distracted. Long sweet boozy honey finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
EithCubes (4838) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Nose is very sweet, honey and spices with aggressive air, floral overtones, somewhat acetone-leaning alcohol (may be closer to genever). Pours bright clear golden with a rocky, jiggling off-white head. Taste is cloying with no tartness or bitterness, but thankfully the sweetness fades quickly and there’s a very mild earthy-bready note for distraction. Floral-perfume notes are very pleasant and thankfully on the low side, there’s and oily component and very light warmth but it seems all things associated with this brew are ephemeral. Very thin, almost watery watery body. Honey is multifaceted and interesting. I generally dislike such sweetness but the trick is well played here, and this whole bottle is likely to go down dangerously quickly!
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Honey (but not overpowering straight honey nastiness), with some floralness. Actually better than I would have guessed.
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has moderate aroma, with honey being most salient, and just a bit of tea in there. Taste is pretty sweet, actually, and has a lot of honey in it. Light, but not really my favorite sort of thing.
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold with a small head. Very perfumy aroma. Some lavender, clover. Dry honey flavor. A bit of malt sweetness. Strong floral perfume. Medium body. Much more mead than beer.