RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Buzzerkeley is beer meets wine. Dorm room meets ivory tower. In the spirit of Berkeley, it’s in whole new category. We call it Sparkling Ale. With a spicy-fruity nose that’s never in the air. California Starthistle honey gets almost completely fermented by Champagne yeast for an intriguing, dry finish. It’s our limit-pushing tribute to the clandestine beer-crafting that began in a UC Berkeley dorm room, and nearly got us kicked out.

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3.6
digitalviking (99) - - JUL 14, 2016
This was actually better than I expected, partly because I expected it to taste like honey. Instead it had a pleasant toasted taste.

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after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
750, capped and foiled. Thanks, J! This was, um, a fun prank I guess. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fizzy cream on top that goes away. Thin honey and stale sugary cracker nose. Creamy, slightly sticky thinnish body with moderate carb. Overly sweet and somehow stale-tasting mid palate. Gummy finish.

3.3
Fatehunter (2603) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear light straw body. Lots of bubbles. The aroma is a nice pear, apple and spice smell. The taste is fruity sweet but balanced with a dry tenancy towards the finish. The texture is medium and fizzy. It’s enjoyable.

3.6
baraciisch (3340) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Dark golden orange in color... Aroma of honey, biscuits, nuts... Flavor is honey comb, candi sugar, Chardonnay barrel, white wine grapes... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
slowrunner77 (12586) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2015
not quite a whole new category - just a dry take on a Belgian/Belgian strong. Solid across the board, fruit and yeast forward. Drinks more like 8-9% than 7.

3.3
kespecial (255) - - SEP 4, 2015
Pours a very slight hazy golden yellow. Nose is yeast, banana, and honey. Taste is sweet, more honey, bubblegum, light caramel, yeast funk, but enough bitterness to not be cloying. Off dry finish. It’s sort of like a honey tripel, but a bit lighter in body and booze. Not bad at all, and downright good with the right sort of food (e.g., a good counterpoint to pesto).

3.4
JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Appearance: clear deep golden, with a foamy white head that quickly shrinks to almost nothing. Aroma: prominent aroma of honeyed graham crackers, orange peel, toasted white bread, light cracked pepper. Taste: sweet floral honey, bready malts, a bit of banana-ish esters, a hint of popcorn. Finish: lingering smooth honeyed sweetness; palate is full and a little slick. Notes: Expected this to be far more effervescent than advertised on the label. Wouldn’t call this sparking at all, as the carbonation was extremely low. Flavors and aroma were excellent, though. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.7
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours a clear yellow-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, caramel malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal yeast, fruit and spices. The finish is fruity up front with an herbal yeast and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
batneil (751) - - NOV 21, 2014
Cloudy golden colour with little to no head. Sharp, champagne fizz with a very pleasing honey taste. Not too strong, but can definitely taste the honey. Very nice beer. (K)

3.1
nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
750ml bottle shared at GTMW ticket wait out 2014. Belgian tones but smooth and easy like a Cream Ale at times. A little buttery, grainy. A touch flat, thin, Odd nutty tones. OK...kind of.


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