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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Light and refreshing, yet busting with flavor. We add Florida Tupelo honey to a traditional cream ale, and just a touch of hops, to update this American classic. This is what a light beer should bee! Tupelo honey is produced from the tupelo gum tree which grows profusely along the Chipola and Apalachicola rivers of northwest Florida. Here in the river swamps, bees are placed on elevated platforms along the river’s edge or on floating barges; the bees fan out through the surrounding Tupelo-blossom-laden swamps during April and May and return with their precious treasure. This river valley is the only place in the world where Tupelo Honey is produced commercially. Tupelo Honey is considered to be the finest quality honey in the world and is the only variety certified for varietal purity. It costs a bit more, but we think you will find that it produces a crisp light beer that rivals the finest lagers in the world. Ingredients: American barley malts and corn Florida Tupelo Honey New Zealand organic Hallertau hops Production Targets: Original Gravity: 14 Brix IBUs: 17.9 Alcohol By Volume: 5.9%


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rbrazell (1639) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Draft at St Mikes. Very clear pale straw with a white head. Citrus and strong grainy aspects with bubblegum and corn. Astringent bubblegum and corn, honey flavor with a awkward slightly bitter finish. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3577) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
Draft: : Poured a clear white golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is soft notes of grain and fruit. Very refreshing and reminds me of a good brew after a hard day’s work in the yard.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
growler. pours a pale straw yellow with a 2+ finger white head. sweet nose with honey, bread notes, green apples and at times light vomit - not sure what is causing that. med soft creamy body with apples, citrus notes, bread, honey and smooth malts. lasting finish with sweet fruit notes, honey and grains. very drinkable on a hot day, but I’d rather have an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Appearance: sun-soaked straw under a fluffy white head with an intriguingly almost light grassy green hue along the edges. A few random bubbles trickle to the top only to meet a solid layer of white resistance.
Nose: crisp blanched bushels of straw with fresh green grass blades. Creamy sweetness along the edges. Lemon cakes with sugar crusts. Sweet grains, sweet rolls, and a touch of raw grains. Key lime zest. Bright cereal grains.
Palate: key lime rind along the edge and in the finish. Medium-light weight. Sweet honey-coated toasted cereal grains. Key lime and lemon in the middle with a light, uplifting dry finish. Honey is a subtle touch, kissing the grains and gently infusing freshly baked breads with its essence. Sugared lemon candies up front along with lemon cake with a thin sugar glaze coating. Playful. Rind slowly grows in the back swallow.
Final Thoughts: a very tasteful take on the cream ale from yet another Florida brewery making itself known in the seemingly always behind everything sunshine state. Good stuff; perfect for a day on the beach or out on the ocean relaxing with nary a care in the world.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4053) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Tap at Cajun Café. Pours clear pale golden with a small white head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet malty honey and fruity. Flavor is malty bitter sweet fruity and honey. Finishes bitter sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
På det hela taget en öl som påminner om en lager. Liknande gräsighet i både smak och arom, samma ljusa öl med vita skum, svagt av lime och ljus knäckebröd i smaken.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NordicV (1148) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
På fat hos Cigar City. Ljusgul öl med vitt skum. Doft av bröd, lätt gräsighet och honungssötma. Samma i smaken med visst citrusinslag. Inte alls vad jag trodde att en Cream Ale skulle vara.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Not really a bad brew. Smells sweet, a little bit like Twinkies... The mouth feel is dry yet smooth, and with a subtle taste of honey in the background. Light and session-able, just not anything spectacular though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1253) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
CCB - tap. Pour was clear yellow with small but fluffy white head. Aromas were of light grain, corn, and a touch of honey. Flavors were similar with hints of corn and grain. Some light sweetness that fades away into a cereal grain finish. Medium carbonation. Meh...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 23, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Oldsmar Tap House, FL
Appearance: clear pale yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet honey aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light honey sweetness, just a hint of any balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4


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