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RATINGS: 78   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%


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2011
On tap at Cigar City on 4/28/11. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Malty and corny nose with not much else going on. Malty, corny and creamy flavor with a bit of noble hop. Pretty typical cream ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8432) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Tap at Farrah’s in Gainesville, FL. The pour is a clear, light yellow topped by a dense, off-white head. Nice retention and lace. Aroma is soft, fruity, mild adjunct and grain. Sweet melons and sugar comes through. Taste is malt heavy, biscuit, sugar, heavy butter biscuit with mild diacetyl and lemon. Bitter, nutty, sharp. Perhaps a bit too rich and too buttery. But definitely on style for cream ale (though diacetyl should be avoided but doesn’t detract too much here), which should be the ale equivalent of pale lager. Very nice- a good stepping stone beer for someone trying to move away from macro pale lager and into craft beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
It tasted fresh and lively. It had a bright golden color and had a slight fizz. A perfect taste of honey complimented the light taste hops. I seemed to enjoy the beer more as I kept drinking it. I would order this one again for sure.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
On draft at Datz. Very light in color, slight golden brown tints with a very clear transparent center. Aroma is slightly sweet with hints of honey. Flavor is on the same lines with the aroma, slightly sweet with honey and malts. Very sessionable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2011
On tap @ Redlight Redlight. 10 karat pour produced a small white head. Aroma and flavor are subtle and show light hops, caramel malt, and a touch of lactose. Not special.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2337) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Golden clear pour thin white head creamy and sweet malt easy drinking with light honey not a bad cream ale at all dry malty light bitter finish aroma of honey and sweet malts

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Tap. Light wheat-like cereal for the malt, herbs and soap for the hops and yeast, with maybe a hint of honey. Head is average size, fizzy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is crystal clear pale yellow. Flavor starts faintly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively to fizzy carbonation and finishes very dry. An interesting Cream Ale, but not a whole lot to it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
Draught @ Tu Tu Tango. Bright yellow gold, average white head. Soft honey and leafy hops underscore clean pale malted grains with a mildly bitter finish. Paperboard dryness creeps in late. Still, a highly satisfying honey ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
A hazed blonde ale with a thin superlacing white head. A sweet funky mash aroma, a bit spoiled , a bit of spices, cinnamon. In mouth, a rather light milkey and creamy beer with fruity esters, light hops, a bit boring. On tap at Sarasota Brewing Co., Jan. 3 2011.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Lightly sweet and crisp cream ale. Slightly flowery, very easy to drink, and I would not mind drinking this out of a can while outdoors.


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