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Thunder Canyon Countdown Honey Brown

Thunder Canyon Countdown Honey Brown
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
There is a problem with the description Winner of the BRONZE medal in the Specialty Honey Lagers or Ales Category at the 2000 Great American Beer FestivalT. This medium bodied honey brown ale was originally brewed in celebration of the new millenium. Itís brewed with local mesquite honey for a unique Southwest flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3552) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a brown color with a bar pourís kind of slim head. The smell had a light sweet honey and then a roasty and woody spicy aroma (mesquite perhaps). The taste took the honey and the woody spiciness and let in a light toasted grain and caramel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality to it. On the tongue, it came across with a light tingle of spice but still letting the honey come in as well. Overall, pretty good brown ale that had a little more going on than other brown ales Iíve had. Iíd have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
tap at pap 4/5/12. clear brown but tinted amberish. ow head. sweet aroma and flavor...honey(but iím fairly certain everything they do has a honey house character), toasted grain and caramel. the sweetness gives it a touch of body but iíd rather it be thin than sweet...6/3/6/3/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours a clear, almost burnt caramel color with tan head. Aroma has caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet malt with a good bit of roast. Not getting much honey here. Medium bodied and a dry finish. Not bad and not as sweet as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Brown pour. Honey, toffee, wheat bread. Sweet honey flavor, toffee, dates. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
on tap at the brewpub pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is floral with honeysuckle and light roast. Flavor is light roast, nutty malts with a finish that equal parts peppery and sweet. Honey lingers in the finish and makes the beer feel very light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Thick white head. Some hop aroma. Copper coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Tap @ Brewery. Dark body with off white head. Had a decent malt and honey aroma. Some other honey beers Iíve tried were like stale honey aromaís. Decent sweet malty honey stickyness to the flavor. Carbination gave me a cola soda flavor and where this came from I donít know but a somewhat metalic finish. A decent considering I havenít found a honey brew to my liking yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2006
On tap at TCB - Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. Has a light honey and toasted malt aroma. Has a sweet honey/caramel malt flavor. Medium body. Easy to drink. Better than I thought it would be. Wortha try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Sampled at the Brewpub
This beer is brought to me fresh from the tap with a frothy, lightly browned, tan colored head that starts out about a quarter-finger in thickness. The beer is a dark, opaque brown color that shows brilliantly clear, dark, amber brown notes around the edges. The aroma has a lightly sweet, caramelized malt notes to it, which is followed by a toasted malty note.

The taste is fairly sweet with notes of caramel, toffee and a honey-like sweetness that melds deeply with the sweet, dark malt notes. A nice level of carbonation adds a bit of a bite and along with a light hop bitterness, helps to balance some of the sweetness. This has a really nice toffee like character to it and at times it even takes on flavors reminiscent of a cola (perhaps that mix of honey and dark malt is what creates this).

This is nice and easy drinking, the sweetness does give it a touch of a sticky mouth-coating quality, but it helps to make the honey quality noticeable (if this was dry, the honey character would be lost, as it is, it is still subtle). I want to not like this for some reason, ultimately I do though and would even try this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
Dark brown color. Roasted malts. Full bodied, with a milder flavor. Nice malt flavor, some hoppyness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is malty, slightly sweet.

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