RichardGretton (4109) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a caramel and dry aroma. The flavour is very dry with a toffee finish, probably honey. Overall an OK beer.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Boiled sweets flavour of the average bottled British bitter. Thereís some honey flavour, but not a big deal. Thereís some nondescript hop bitterness in the finish - but not a lot. Really thereís not much of interest in this beer. Itís drinkable, but itís not great.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light chestnut colour with a huge bubbly off-white head. Nose is hoppy and soapy, with a hint of caramel, not quite honey. Mouth is citrusy, not pleasant, when accompanied with what hits next and thatís the honey. Theyíre disjointed and donít play together well. Not really much on the hops until the end, when we get a touch of bitterness. Slightly metallic. Bit poor.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
How disgusting. It tasted of honey, Iíll give it that. The combo of pale ale and honey didnít go for me. The sweet taste of the honey came through, but there was a bitter taste too, not too much a dash of citrus. A mon avis, I restate that it just didnít go! If you want a nice honey ale Waggledance is the boy!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a largo frothy white head. Floral aromawith some fruit and that honey. Initially smooth in the mouth and then a sharp (but not unplesant) hop bitterness, releasing the clover honey flavour with some hints of that citrus. Just OK this.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, picked up at Morrisons, Chippenham, 06-04-07. Poured a warm golden colour with mid sized white head. Aroma a touch fruity and floral, tasted fine, with the honey in evidence but there was a harshness about this beer it was a bit rough around the edges. It was almost as if Wychwood just wanted to tick another box by declaring that they now have a honey beer without investing much care and thought into making a decent one.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500ml. A golden colour with an average-sized white head. Floral hop aroma. Taste is floral hops, a fair bit of citrus acidity and a little honey notable in the finish. Moderately sweet. A moderately bitter finish. Fairly high carbonation. A pretty standard bitter with a little honey added - not terribly impressive and Iíve had better honeyíd beers.
berkshirejohn (3963) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Amber gold with a white head; rich honey aroma - actually like a jar of honey; smooth, sweet and refreshing in the mouth; with a delicate honey finish. Seems to be far more honey in this than in Waggledance or Honey Dew - an excellent brew in my opinion.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Attractive gold/amber colour thin white head but it leaves a bit of lace. Quite sweet initially but that subsides and leaves a delicate fruitiness. I have to admit that honeyed beers arent my favourite style but this is ok stuff if not brilliant.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Dark amber with an undulating creamy head. A sniff of beeswax. Opens with a slightly roasty bitterness and develops a sweetly honeyish, drawn-out bready maltiness after the swallow. At last a bottled English íHoney Beerí with more than a dead bee thrown in the mash tun. Bittersweet, biscuity, but above all, honeyish. In good way. Tasty.
(Re-rate, 07/02/08) Drinkable tasty mix of yeast, malt, hops. Doughy and slightly sulphurous like Badger (not the woodland creature). A bit clean but nicely put together with no screaming off-notes, and a sparing hand with the honey spoon. Enjoyed it.