fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tap & Barrel, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Amber color, clear, with small head. It has a light caramel aroma and flavor, with a very light nutty honey aftertaste; correct bitterness.
Nothing complicated, but flawless, clean and easy to drink.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Medium clear copper, average white head that retains only briefly. Very sweet aroma of honey and caramel. The label is correct in that the honey is very evident in the aroma, and TOO evident in the palate. VERY sweet! Too sweet for my liking, although the honey character is genuine.
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great Canadian Beer Festival – 2009 – Victoria BC
This was a decent lager with some honey flavor in the backend. Very creamy and light with hops.
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Crisp dark amber with a nice head and creamy lacing. Honey and light malt aroma with just a hint of metallic. Sweet flavour. Honey, light malt, light hop. An earthiness and bit of metallic. Nice enough.
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a small white head that leaves a few spots of lace. Aroma is light sweet malts with very mild hops. Taste is light malt sweetness with mild hop bitterness. Light bodied with light carbonation. Nothing special here.
robinvboyer (3086) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ive had many honey lagers, and they are all a gimmick, the honey is usualy just for color, and does nothing for the flavour. Well, this beer bucks that trend. Its pours clear copper, with a small white head. The aroma is some light nuts, some maple sugar, brown sugar, cheap, sweet grains and yes, some floral honey. The mouth feel and body are standard. The finish is lightly bitter with an at first cloyingly sweet malt base, that is actaully off putting, but as soon as it came, it leaves. The finish is incredibly quick and dry. Once the sweetness is gone, there is nothing left. An odd beer.
probstblueribbon (2894) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear amber with a decent off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Quite sweet with caramel, a bit of melanoidin, graham cracker, brown sugar, a little DMS (maybe?), malty.
Palate: Medium body, fairly relaxed carbonation.
Flav.: Quite sweet and malty with basically the same notes as the nose: caramel, brown sugar, graham cracker, melanoidins, still has a little “something” which I am calling DMS; off-dry with low bitterness and a fairly clean, somewhat abrupt finish (vs. Expectation based on the nose and flavour).
Not the worst I’ve had from Whistler. Not really for me either.
GregClow (2882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO - part of a BC craft beer mixed pack. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a medium sized off-white head than shrinks fairly quickly. Quite nice aroma of caramel malt, honey graham cracker, and a bit of chocolate biscuit. Flavour follows, nicely balancing caramel, honey, toasted grain, and a bit of cocoa. It leans a bit too much to the sweet side - could do with some balancing dryness in the finish in particular - but it’s still better than expected, and a generally good version of what is usually a pretty low-rent style.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml brown bottle. Colour falls somewhere between deep gold and light orange. Small, airy white cap. Sweet nose, light hint of honey. Sweet nutty malt flavour. Faint grass hop finish. Some honey aftertaste. Medium body, high carbonation. Better than most macro honey browns.
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle to my 1/2 pint taster glass, with a clear, golden amber hue, bountiful, off white, creamy and bubbly head foam, and all kinds of etched curtains and clingy bubbles of lacing. The aroma was light, non cloying honey sweetness, malt, and fruit notes as ripe pineapple. The light honey sweetness persisted nicely in the flavor, along with some moderate hop bitterness, in a medium to light body. The finish was lightly dry, with some lingering bitterness. A clean and flavorful session brew.