hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can... Pours lightly hazy and yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is a marriage of honey and peppery, spicy hops. Medium to full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is remarkably well-balanced. Honey malts and spicy, white-peppery hops play nicely together. The hops fade quickly, leading to a sweet and spicy finish. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!
Travlr (13508) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma of spiced pineapple. Taste is lightly spiced citrus.
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Bright yellow-orange, with some thin cloudiness that almost makes it opaque. This gives off a very honey-laden aroma, quite sweet. It drinks with a similar buzz, super tart and almost lemony. There’s a bit too much of that aspect to make me like it very much. But it’s clean, well made, and a sure hit with the ladies. (#5647, 8/27/2014)
mansquito (3581) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Total Wine, Fairfax sixer of cans: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is honey, light fruitiness, and some Belgian yeast. Taste is a little too sweet for me. Tasted a little bit too heavy and wasn’t exactly refreshing in the hot summer heat I was drinking it in. That said, the flavors were honey with a wee bit of the hops. Not bad, but didn’t come together.
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky golden into the glass, with a thin ring of suds that travels down the pour. The nose has some dank wheat and hay notes. Wheat and honey dominate here, but a little ABV shows through light muddy citrus undertones, some marshmallow and an overly sweet honey finish. The palate is medium-bodied and semi-active with carbonation. The mouthfeel is a tad cloyingly sweet for the style. Not that it isn’t a decent pour on a 4th of July evening, but to keep things in check, it’s almost par for the course.
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a bit of an orange glow and a very thin off-white head. Aroma of hay, grass, yeast, wheat and a bit of light funk - nice. Medium-bodied; Assertive honey flavour with a lot of yeast, grass, hay, oak and even the slightest note of wild yeast and brett. Aftertaste shows a pungent sweet kick from the honey and apricots with a good balance of malt and a little dry herbal and yeast kick at the very end. Overall, a surprisingly good beer with a great profile and a nice sweetness at the end, well balanced and nice to sample. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington, DC (Foggy Bottom) on 28-February-2014 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-June-2014.
HellesBunny666 (214) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and malty aromas. Yeasty, lemony and definitely honey notes. Slightly spicy and carbonated. Easy drinking, refreshing.
MattyKakes (95) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very refreshing honey blonde from Wild Wolf. Pours a hazy light gold, with a nice head. Nose is citrus. Taste is wheat, honey and orange peel. It finishes nicely and doesn’t linger in the mouth. Cheers!
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed yellow pour with light head and lace. Aroma is light malt and pepper I think on the nose. Sweet malt, pepper, and a good warm feeling as you drink. No distinct abv presence but as it warms you get the feeling this is not 4.5%. Sweet start and the pepper finish is pretty nice. Medium body with good carbonation. very ok blond
cosmo332 (2) - Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Pleasantly fragrant with hints of honey, lemon, and wheat.
A: Gorgeous appearance. Pours a cloudy golden yellow that almost glows.
T: Starts with a sweet, honey forward taste with a medium malty backbone and is balanced out by spicy pepper and finished with a slight citrus aftertaste.
P: A little thin on the palate but really the only complaint I can find with this beer.
O: Dangerously drinkable. Beautiful appearance and nose, well balanced taste, easily sessionable although at 6.8 ABV it will quickly sneak up on you.