AV (3) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The dark, caramel colour was a surprise and the aroma of honey is pleasant but doesn't allow amy other bouquet through. In the mouth too bitter. Not sure I can finish the bottle.
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a amber gold colour with a white head, malt and honey aroma, the taste is sweet with honey with a dry finish.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells malty, sweet, bit flowery. The taste is sweet, dry, bit honey, bit bitter-flowery.
ShaneJ (512) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Plonk. Another out of date bottle from the back of the fridge (B.B. 10 Nov 2012). Clear amber/brown, rich honey aroma and flavour, quite drinkable, but maybe past its best.
deanso (5250) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle via a friend.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Some honey sweetness. Quite nice.
Pdubyah (384) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was expecting more amber than dark chestnut colour. I was expecting more sweet than the hoppy bitterness that this delivered. I didn’t get they honey taste, but it wasn’t just bitter, and so I guess that the honey must have softened out some other things.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
very subtle honey with a mouthful of grains dominate, and there’s not much else. very bland and nothing much else of note, but still rather nice to drink on a hot day.
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Named after a trainer plane, which has served for many year at the RNZAF, the Harvard Honey Ale tastes like no training batch. Great honey ale, perhaps a bit disappointing as it does not deliver what it promises, with just a minimum amout of honey, never overwhelming, never too sweet. Nice honey colour with a reasonable white head (not sure why it is stylised as "Amber Ale" here), the beer is pleasant and never sticky. Just a good ol’ ale, the bitterness on this Harvard gives a dry balance with the subtle honey sweetness. With a dry, pleasant finish as well, you want to see this Harvard taking off all over again.
deusax (442) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap @ The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2012 in Christchurch. Nice palate, not bitter, strong honey flavour (of course...). Really enjoyable!
Jimthechap (1650) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gorgeous golden-amber with a thick, pillowy head and obvious carbonation. Good malt and yeast aromas (English characters on the label and , honeyed and sweet smelling. Sweet initially and then mellow becoming bitter. I am delighted that this honey beer is as dry as it is. For all my preconceptions about beers with honey in them, this is easily the best. The honey is evident, but restrained, giving me a a glass full of goodness.