Alphadelic (1837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
A flat watery brown looking brew. Unappetising.
Quite hoppy on the nose, in a very english way. Some cereals here too, dusty straw.
The honey addition is nice, like a sweet granola. The flavours here are quite nice and delicate but the texture really lets this down. It is kind of tomato flavoured, slightly herbal.
So flat and watery, boring and gross.
This is a big let down.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ), poured a dirty amber with a thin bubbly head. Caramal malt on the nose, with hints of clover honey. A smooth palate, the honey come through a lot stronger in the flavour. The finish brings moderate bitterness. Drinks pretty well.
joe19612 (1997) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Farnham beerex 2009. Pours a golden amber colour. The beer has a slight bitter taste with the honey. Have
had better beers with honey.
berkshirejohn (4897) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Alexandra, Derby. Amber with a dense off-white head; a fairly basic bitter, but pleasant enough and not too sweet.
bobinlondon (1258) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Late rating from Spoons spring festival. Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Hazy gold with thin thin white head. A pretty ordinary bitter with harg to detect honey notes. Refreshing.
wheresthepath (1687) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Sweet honey dominates the foretaste, a very ordinary bitter comes through afterwards. Very smooth & easy drinking, yet a little on the bland side. Good balance of sweet and bitter despite the honey.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in the counting house. Aroma is honey and pale malts. Taste is similar quite sweet and honey pale malts dominate though the loural hop is tasty.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Last Plantaganet, Leicester. A slightly hazy dark gold coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is mostly hoppy with just a trace of honey. The taste is the same. There are hints of sharp oranges and again just the slightest honey note. Definitely a golden ale with hints of honey rather than a honey beer.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is another completely funny label from Skinner! The brew is dark amber with a nice, white head. The aroma has notes of honey, malt and hops and the flavour is delicious with notes of honey, malt, caramel, fruit and hops, fruit and a nice moderate bitterness. Not a piece of art, just a charming, uncomplicated ale, that is very easy to drink.
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pint cask @ Rising sun, Kingsand, Cornwall. Golden coloured with white head, fairly sweet with a full bodied taste of the honey, long bittersweet aftertaste. I loved it but doubt if it is to everyones taste.