LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler. Pours a almost syrupy golden straw, clear. White diminishing head, good skim and lacing. Aroma is very floral and sweet. The honey is very obvious. Flavor emphasizes the honey...lots of floral, some vanilla, some grass/straw. No bitterness. Finishes sweet. Syrupy on the tongue, carbonation makes it bearable. Alcohol is well hidden. Too sweet for my taste. If it were me, I would have added a good blast of bittering hops to back up the sweetness and flavors delivered by the honey. A decent beer, but I am very glad that I had many people to drink this growler with...one small glass was enough for me.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear yellow gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges and laced slight. Aroma had a combination of sweet grains, caramel and honey with a bit of underlying caramel. Flavor started with sweet grain, slight hay and growing honey that led to quite a sweet finish.
arminjewell (8617) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is big complex honey, with notes of spices, oak, and vanilla. Taste is big honey up front, with definitely notes of there being many different floral/fruity types of honey. Sweet vanilla middle leads to a bitter spice and oak, with a slightly sweet finish. Nice brew, not too sweet, but complex and layered. Almost like a mix between mead and beer, no sign of alcohol.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Draft. On tap at Town Hall Tap. 12oz pour. Pours a light honey colored with a nice white 1 finger head. Very clear. Very clean aroma with only hints of light roast grain and sweetness from the honey. The taste is pretty sweet by not overly so with a nice balance of honey flavor and almost a very clean white grape almost like an ice wine. Medium/light mouhfeel. Nice lace on the glass. Overall, pretty sweet but not too sweet and the alcohol is pretty subtle.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during the tour. Clear yellow in color with a small white head. Light aroma of grassy hops and sugary. Sweet vanilla, honey, and spicy. Prickly mouthfeel. Delicious.
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold color with no head. A little wheat in the aroma and some lemongrass. Honey is by far the dominating flavor, almost to the point of it tasting like a mead. Solid lemon grass as well. A little straw and a floral hop finish.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was sweet and distinctly honey with enough alcohol coming through to let you know this was potent,taste came through almost as a mead,sweet nad smooth,pretty much a one trick pony but a nice desert brew to end our meal
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and sugar with some added spice. Flavor is super heavy with a sweeness that does not overpower like you think it would but is just kind of there. After the swallow it leaves a nice spice on the tounge. This was quite tasty and usually i’m not a fan of beer with honey. This was almost like a mead.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Eye of the Storm, 10th Anniversary Beer, 2007
10% alcohol, 10 varieties of honey.
Slightly hazed orange coloring, slimmed white head.
Aroma is sweetness and citrus, honey and orange...which blossoms where harvested here? 10 of them, we know, but what kinds are a mystery. Flowery, almost, but not quite perfumey...with a solid malt base behind. Quite intriquing and utterly unique.
Taste: slick, and sweet, with a bold, big flavor. One of the fullest bodied of any honey ales I’ve ever had. There’s a tidy hop buzz going on on top, and just the right malt ballast below, but this tasty honey base makes this ever-so delicious.
Supposedly 10% alcohol, for the 10 years of Town Hall, but I’m not feelin’ it...yet...no, wait...it’s starting to blaze!
Is it an ale? Or a mead? Or a honeywine? Or...???
Not that I care, it’s just super-delicious in my book. Any time a brewer takes chances and comes up with some incredible new wrinkle in the folds of the beer style catalog, I’m on the cheering squad...but, only if it tastes as good as this!
Big carbonation in the mouthfeel with this one, bristling along the tongue, who knows what hops are at use, but the honey is larger in the profile of this guy. Full-bodied, with a big, thick, nearly viscous mouthfeel.
Dang, it’s good! Wish their bottling lines were ready in time for this one, it’s one to keep, and share, and have around for the good times and celebrations!
Damn! Wow! Cool! Other! One! Word! Exhultations!
Honestly, outside of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch, I don’t think I’ve had any beer quite like this...and that one was far too thick and un-beer-like. This is so nice...it’s good enough to salute 10 years of great beers and plenty of innovation, too! Hats off to Pete and Mike and the whole crew, long may they wave!
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Winterfest ’08. Honey is the pervasive element in the aroma. Honey beers never really wow me; I usually find them too sugary. Hazy gold body. Larger bubble ring. Not much head or lace. First taste reminds me of urinal patties. However, as it warms and as I get used to the idea that there are 10 varieties of honey melding together to create the flavor then it improves. Substantial alcohol and honey evoked the kamikaze at one point. As big a fan as I am of Town Hall and the vast majority of their beers, this one is just ok.