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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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%


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
On draft at FBG Fest 2010. Pours almost transparent gold with a big white head. Nose is honey, slight malt, and some grain. Flavor is a bit watery with edges of carbonation lifting up some of the honey flavor. Interesting, but it is a mild cream ale that is decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
This was a nice little surprise while getting dragged to my wife’s 30th class reunion - on tap 5th Ave Tap Room. Clear, I think, bright with a small white head. A mild, but deft, bittering. The honey is not overdone - and for you non-Floridians out there, we Florida crackers do tend to go on about tupelo (which is a swamp kin of oak (sub-parenthesis: tupelo is also good for growing shiitake)) - it doesn’t crystalize, but orange blossom honey tastes better. Medium light body. Decent enough, especially for a dreadful style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pours a light golden yellow. Aromas of grains/corn?/some hops. Flavor is crisp and dry. Has some hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4382) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4293) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Tap from Momos in Tallahassee. Rating is after the fact - so sparse on details. Crisp thin bodied - easy drinking. Grain, honey and seemed like pepper in the finish. Little bit of tropical fruit. Fairly thin overall - but pleasant enough on a hot Florida day. Go Gators.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
Very interesting, not so creamy but still interesting in that sense. Quite smooth and thick atthe same time. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (3963) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft. Lightly spicey nose. Some bready notes. Pours a fairly clear light yellow with a medium sized white head, packed with tiny bubbles. Taste is quenching with a note of honey and citrus. Like light oranges. Very quenching after a long day.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (3828) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Pours a clear golden yellow on tap with little head and slight lacing. Aroma is light, malty grain, with a touch of hops and sweetness. Taste is all of that, but slightly more assertive on the grains. Clean, well-balanced, and a smooth finish. Pretty nice light beer, best cream I’ve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3754) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2015
on tap @ Swamp Head / Gainesville FL --- Clear light golden amber, white full-bodied rim head, streaks of lace. Taste is somewhat sweet malt that adds carbonation on the swallow, turning to light hops as it enters the finish. Malt shows again at the very end. Light, but enjoyable.


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