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SNAB
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Purmerend, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Koning Honing is een levend, niet gepasteuriseerd, bovengistend bier. Koning Honing onderscheidt zich van andere honingbieren door de toepassing van de bijzondere Siciliaanse oranjebloesemhoning en Canadese klaverhoning. Om de honingsmaak volledig tot uiting te laten komen wordt de honing pas na de hoofdgisting aan het brouwsel toegevoegd. Canadese klaverhoning heeft een ongelooflijk volle en rijke boter/vanille geur en smaak. In tegenstelling tot de algemene verwachting is Koning Honing niet mierzoet, plakkerig of zwaar. Heb je zin in een bier met meer karakter en smaak dan een Blond(e) maar vind je dat Tripels te zwaar vallen, neem dan iets BIJzonders, neem een Koning Honing. De Koning onder de honingbieren! Water, Caravienne-, Pils- en Münchenermout, Oranjebloesem- en Klaverhoning, Saaz hopkorrels, een specerij en bovengist.


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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jd7h (44) - - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Bottle, 33cl, at home. Bought at the Mitra. Orange color with initially a frothy head. First sip is okay: honey and some sweetener and metal. After that, the hops kick in. Tastes of Strepsils, honey but mostly bitter hops. Only the bitterness lingers. Even when paired with food, all I taste is bitterness. After eating some old bread to cleanse my taste buds a bit, the sweetness returns (but only a bit) and the malts show themselves. A bit watery. Complex beer. Disappointing, I would not buy this again (although the label is beautifully designed).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
SNAB’s self-proclaimed "king of honey beers", bottle from a Deen supermarket. Medium thick, egg-white, moussy head leaving patches of lacing on the glass, colour a deep and warm, pure coppery amber, clear but turning light hazy in the end. Aroma of acacia honey indeed, quite dominant but leaving enough room for other suggestions of sandwiches, gingerbread, faint strawberry, grass, iron but in a natural way to the point where it becomes a bit rosehip-like, apple cake, orange liqueur, dry earth, soap, overripe red tomato, some dried kitchen herbs, red apple, jute, toasted bread and even a very weak hint of cooked cabbage (DMS) lurking somewhere in the background. Spritzy onset of canned apricot, raisin and banana sweetness plus a soft, background redcurrant sourishness, strongish carbo, very supple, slick and even slightly metallic caramelly and lightly nutty to even slightly toasted malt sweetness in the middle superseded by honey sweetness and subtle spicy hints, bitterish in the end with ongoing toasted malt bittersweetness, soft herbal hop bitterishness, some faint spicy phenols, warming liqueurish alcohol and, expectedly, honey sweetness, unmistakable yet still managing not to overpower all the rest, though it does stick to the throat a little bit; the toasted malt bitterishness and the hops try to counter this sweetness, but fail in the end. Belgian style sweet honey tripel, tasty but still a tad too sweet; I can, however, appreciate the fact that the people of SNAB have applied artisanal honey in this, but I think adding it in an earlier stage of brewing would have been a better idea. Too sweet still, to my palate at least; needs more body and more ’end bitterness’ to finish off the initial honey sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (789) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2016
Drank with Rik 04-01-2016. The best SNAB beer so far I think. Comprehensive, rich taste, lot ot sweetness but not unbalanced. Like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (364) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Amber coloured with a medium off white head. Aroma is dominated by malts in which honey is recognizable. The aftertaste mildly bitter accented by Co2 but develops into a sweet, which not surprisingly tastes like honey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (1907) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2015
Pours brown tea like color. Honey, spices, damp clay, yeast, rye bread. Taste is sugary sweet with very light earthy bitter throughout. Mouthfeel is oily and slick with fizzy carbo. Very nice for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyhallmanti (180) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear dark orange colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of hops, honey, malts, caramel, flowers. Taste is sweet with a slight dry finish. notes of honey, flowers, caramel, candied sugar. Texture is sticky with average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Craftmember (36) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle bought at Deen supermarket in Holland. It pours a beautiful clear dark red amber with a lightly tanned head. It smells indeed of a lot of sweet honey and malt, doughy bread, wheat. There was a slight tinge of metal which faded away together with the head (Iron sulfate? I hope not...) The first taste is of beautiful sweet honey and malt, very faint hint of fruity tones, with a very sharp peppery effect in the mouth from the alcohol, it even burns in the throat... Not well masked I’d say... Very little hop to be found, a nice thin edge of citric acid in the aftertaste. Silty on the back of the tongue. Overall it’s not a bad honeybeer, pity of the burning alcohol, and for me the total lack of any hopbitterness, it’s presence only given away by the slightly dry mouthfeel, could be in for some improvement. The mouthfeel is nice and oily enough with a gentle finish were it not for the burning alcohol. In my humble opinion this could be a great honeybeer if it could find more balance by adding a tat more hopbitterness to counter the absolutely lovely honey, a little less silt in the aftertaste, and a bit more fruit wouldn’t go amiss if it could come from the hops... It’s interesting ’though, and I will drink it again, only to hope for some evolution!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2338) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Oranje onhelder bier met een gebroken wit schuim kraag. Ruikt honing, hoppig en mout. Smaakt erg zoet. Honing en mout. Iets te veel carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (635) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, honey, flowers, toffee. Appearance: Lightly turbid golden/amber coloured beer with a off-white head. Taste/Palate: Fruity, yeast, honey, toffee, banana.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3146) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2015
sample at 24 uurs maastricht, poured a clear dark golden to amber colour with a white head, note of caramel malts, toffee, sweetness, honey, candy, flowers, red berries, vlierbloessem, floral, spicy herbal aftertaste, but to much

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chromeotaphor (136) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Zoetig honing aroma. Mooie romige kraag. Volle bruisende romige honing smaak lekker uitbundig. Gedronken @ 24 uurs van maastricht


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