Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, white head. Aroma has summer fruit, light caramel. Taste is caramel, not sweet, dry finish. Decent.
AV (5) - - 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 (2199) - 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 (3428) - 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 (748) - 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 Another out of date bottle from the back of the fridge (B.B. 10 Nov 2012).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 (6722) - 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 (526) - 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 (953) - 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 (458) - 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!