DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Arden Wines, possibly conditioned as there are a few grains of detritus at the bottom of the glass. Bright yellow-gold with a few streaks of lace and a thinning white collar. Obviously honeyed aroma with biscuit, Lockets and apple sauce hints. Bittersweet; notes of cream, pastry and..yes, honey on the palate, but compensated by some mildly astringent hop in the finish. Alternates disjointedly between extremes. Not really my thing, but reasonably well done. At least it’s not tooth- rottingly sweet.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear golden with a lacing and dissipating white head. Aroma is malty and fruity with the honey being really downplayed. Body is light, mouthfeel really, really smooth. The honey comes out a little more now, but it’s really still just a wee whiff. Lightly hoppy finish. 230110
Cask. Clear golden with a small white head. Sweet honey aroma. Medium body, flat with sweet fruits and honey accents. Rather subdued bitterness - this is honey al the way through. 6/3/6/3/12=12 170110
Fin (9169) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks 06-11-09 Pours gold with a white head, clean and clear appearance. Nice silky honey, but lovely bitter rumbles in background. A much tastier and better beer than I expected. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.5
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 09 ... light amber .... light dry lemon hop nose ... little dry hop ... some orange fruit.
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt and herbal hops. Dry and grainy malt flavour with a herbal note.
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a slighlty hazy golden color with asmall white head. Has a fruity malty honey aroma wit hsome hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hints of honey and hops. Has a sweetish fruity malty honey finish.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 15/03/2009. 500ml bottle courtesy of BozoNZ. Very hazy yellow gold, thick white creamy foam, sweet honeyish malt, some floral notes, with a strong nettle-like hop flavour and long strong bitterness. Better than the average honey beer but still reasonably yada yada...
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toffee, butter, dark honey, light hoppy, flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020808)
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chris_o’s spinny yee haa loop the loop disco dance tasting. Alround rating: Honey is key, peppery hop, pale malts, boring stuff to be honest iv had it like 300 odd times by now.
Sigmund (6232) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml brown bottle, thanks to oh6gdx and chris_o. ABV is 4.3%. Golden brownish colour, slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Floral aroma with distinct notes of heather and honey. The flavour is fairly sweet and malty but also earthy, notes of honey but not too much, and there is a distinct hoppy and resinous bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Quite interesting beer.