Gachupines (901) - USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is slightly musty with notes of honey. Flavor is overly sweet without much other defining characteristics. Basically a somewhat boring beer with honey added.
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy golden with a thin rocky head. Sweet malty honey nose with a waxy clover honey backbone mixed with sweet golden toast malts. The flavor is more earthy and bitter than I like with a dryish honey backbone and malty grainy doughiness and golden toast. Not as Mead-y as I has hoped.
BeerKurve (503) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasts, chamomile, floral hops, and sweet honey on the back of the palate. Haven’t had too many braggots before but this was pretty good.
Nisse666 (4213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle web SB cons 2014-09-18 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, rustic bread, when poured sweet and cardboard box
AP: wee hazy coppery, wee white deminishing head
F: rich carbonation, sugary feeling, robust late in season floral honey, wee alcholic feeling, wee tuttifrutti/caramel, I’m pretty found of this kind of honey and also the tuttifrutti...
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to _angst_, sampled on September 16, 2014.
Clear golden color, fizzy white head. Spicy, floral, grainy, sweet, honey scent. Sweet, sugary, sorbitol, sweetener taste. Sweetener aftertaste, like suketter (e.g. sweet n low) in cold tea. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Turns a bit cloying, should have some bitterness to balance all the sweetness, for my taste that is. Smells a lot better than it taste.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014. Not labeled, so they had the cap from the keg out and some chalk poorly scrawled on the tap handle. I guess they dropped this off without much detail, or a rep. Pours a cloudy gold with a finger of white head. Notes of honey, bready malts, straw, banana, chamomile, and light lemon zest. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, bready mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Interesting beer.
_angst_ (2785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
eworkman1 (38) - - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a huge aroma but a solid golden color with sweet undertones and a dry enough finish to balance things out.
badhack (315) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!