hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a medium golden with not much of a head at all. Smells of lavender (floral), some fruit, and malt. Oh this is interesting. Tastes of light grasses, flowers, slight pepper. Definitely interesting. Do I love it? No... but I think this is worth trying again!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine South on 04/30/2011. Clear golden body with a small fizzy white head. Sweet lavender and perfumy aroma. Sweet lavender, perfumy and grainy flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5/31/2011: Samuel Adams Category 23 LongShot Honey Bís Lavender Ale... Aroma: Fruity and spicy along with a dried flower and grassy hop leaf character; a touch of honey is also present; really soft lavender underneath. Appearance: Mostly clear bring pale orange-copper color with a dense and creamy off-white head. Flavor: Lightly toasted wheat and sweet bread; citrus (lemon), subtle vanilla, and a dry middle with a soft, floral finish; there is some spiciness that is a bit like coriander, but not really - I think it is actually the spice character from the added honey that is coming through; the lavendar is definitely not pronounced (unfortunate, as I was really looking forward to it coming through); gentle hoppiness and bitterness that fits very nicely into the overall profile: I think the lavender starts to pop more and more as the beer has a chance to breathe and warm and Iím really liking it since itís definitely something different! Palate: Medium-light body; soft and smooth in the mouth; very refreshing. Overall: I am actually really pleased with this beer and would be happy to drink more of it if it were made available...
12 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% ALC./VOL.; Enjoy Before SEP 2011) from Rempke Biggís in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #222 for this beer.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Clear golden body with 1 finger of eggshell head that melts to form a tight ceiling.
S - Honey and lavender right off the top. A good base of cereal and pale malt.
T - Spicy floral lavender punch with lots of honey flavor. The lavender turns more herbal and woody towards the back. Pale malt holds good ground. Finishes dry and peppery.
M - Medium body, very soft feel upfront turning prickly toward the finish.
This manages to highlight the lavender and honey without underwhelming or overdoing it. Very balanced beer. The aftertaste is like honey herbal tea. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th June 2011
Very slight haze on this gold beer, short lived white head. Nice nose of orange citrus and mild lavender. Head has mild sherbet lavender! Semi crisp palate. Semi sweet mild orange citrus, well balanced with perfumed lavender. Semi dry finish. Refreshing and interesting.
Slubgob (168) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into hefe glass. Light lavender scent not soapy. In the mouth light ale flavor hint of lavender.Finishes with mild hops.lavender not overdone or soapy add a light note (you have to look for it a bit but itís not hard to pick out either) to an otherwise competent sipping ale.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 5/6/11. Last beer of the lot to try. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark gold with a thick white head on top. I expected a different shade to this given the ingredients. Some faint lace left behind. Nose is fruity with notes of pomegranate, honeysuckle, and just faint whiffs of lavender. It definitely doesnít knock you over the head. I thought this would be more lavender-soap like, and I am happy to say that it is not.
The mouth is very bubbly and effervescent, though not harsh. Iíve already been surprised by this beer, is more surprise in store? The flavors on this beer remind me of an APWA, more than an spiced beer. Again, I like that it is so. Lots of wheat background with just the subtle markings of lavender on the palate. Fruity flavors wash it out on the finish. I was really impressed with this beer. It was the one I was least looking forward to in the pack, but it is the most surprising, and might actually be my favorite. More Honey Bís, please!
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear light gold with white foam. Smells sweet and lightly floral. Tastes sweet with hints of honey, coriander, jasmine and lavender.
Camons (4838) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Thanks to Aaron for this one. Pours golden with a creamy white head, leaving nixce lacings. Aroma of malt, honey, lavander, spices, light citrusly hops. Taste is malty, honey and levander is much stronger here than aroma, spicy, citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation. 080312
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a white head. Herbal with some honey and floral. Honey stronger in the tastes.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was very floral & aromatic with honey and lavender. Flavor was light caramel, lavender, floral, herbal a touch of hops and some honey sweetness