Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber and slightly hazy body with dense head. Aroma with a litte fruit and hops but pretty neutral. Taste dominated by hops. Nice beet but not much trace of honey :-)
bozoNZ (715) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Halswell New World bb 30/05/07. Apricot bronze colour. Poured with a reasonable head but only a thin film remained. No discernable aroma. Moderate bitterness with a tarty/grassy dryness towards the end. Carbonation at the lively end which takes the sting from some of the flavours.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey ales tend to worry me a bit as the often seem to be the standard beer with a dash of the obvious. This is not the case as it has no discernible honey arome or distinctive flavour. There is nevertheless a subtle sweetness that suggests the presence of an agent like this. Warming and deep in flavour, I am a little against the grain by stating that this is not a bad beer.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 03/09/2005. 500ml bottle.
Copper coloured with an off-white head that disappears before I put the bottle down. Big bubbles, like sparkling water. Sweet nose of toffee and underlying clover honey becomes quite resinous further in - some similarities here to the spruce ale. Sweet in the mouth with a mild, woody, bitterness. Would certainly prefer to try with when itís less carbonated - bottle conditioned, perhaps? This way it is drinkable but not great.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in colour with small white head, mild bitterness with mild honey aftertaste. Unable to smell any honey aroma. Interesting interpreation of ale style with kiwi honey.