shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006 edtdave99 (9) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, too bad they're moving out of Cinci.............................
This particular Christian Moerlein brew was available in the sampler 12-pack back during the Hudepohl days. The last time I had this beer was probably in 2001. I recently contacted Christian Moerlein and sadly they have no current plans to make this beer again. This was definitely a unique beer and I was hoping to see it revived...
Christian Moerlein Honey Almond poured a bright, clear honey amber color with a white head. The aroma was sweet and malty with lots of almond extract in it. This beer was immensely sweet and the almond flavor was good, but almost overwhelming. I was only ever able to drink one bottle of this at a time! DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Copper pour, with a malty, nutty, honeyish aroma. Tastes malty, with some almonds, slight caramel, and honey at the finish. Medium palate. Pretty good, and very unique. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 A sweeter, heavier brew of Christian Moerlein.... it was still MUCH better back when it was made by Hudepohl in the early ’eighties! shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2012 The label doesn’t lie - Strong sweet almond aroma. Golden yellow color. Strong honey and almond flavor. Very sweet. Very little malt or hops at all in this one - no pale lager traits at all. Gave the drinker what it says. JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2004
Cloudy caramel color with a small lid of ecru bubbles. Almond extract and touch of cream (blue moon ice cream) aroma. Sweet almond flavors drowned out any other appreciable qualities. Does seem to lose some of the extract volatile as it warms and has a decent caramel malt and light honey linger. Let this warm and you will enjoy it much more than at normal lager temperatures. Just saw the description. There is no hint of natural almond. It is full frontal. Maybe I should have rated higher just because it delivers exactly what it states (But my personnel tastes dictate). Something a lot of brewers should do. I feel a rant starting, but I shall refrain. Thanks slikwily for this last batch of fun brews. Til next time.
Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Thanks to gerdy555 for the trade. This brew is an orange/copper color with a thin off-white head. Very little lacing. The aroma is kind of nutty, along with a whiff of malt. Light and crisp with a nice sweet honey flavor, along with malt, caramel and amaretto/hazelnut. The finish swings back to the nutty flavor along with a touch of hops. Overall this beer is a nice easy drink. It may cheat the Lager category with the additions but I only think it makes for a better beer. While not a wonderful experiment, it is better than their Select Lager. Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Dark orange with a head of small bubbles. Almonds are evident in the aroma and flavor -- sweet candied beer. Quite different if that strikes you. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Aroma of amaretto, but balanced sweetness in the honey. This is a naturally appealing flavor combination, I think, and it is executed relatively well. The flavor is a bit "thick"--dump the honey and almond in, let's not hide it now--but it is never quite too much. Moderate carbonation, good body with some stickiness. Very drinkable for about 3/4ths of the bottle, then I was ready to move on to a new flavor as an antidote. Wildfire36 (1) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2003 does not count
I really love this beer. It is nice and smooth. Women will enjoy it more than men though I believe. Wish they would sell it in my state again! raymow (1789) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Cloudy, amber colored. Rather sweet smelling. The flavor is almost good but falls just short. Somewhat odd and artificial tasting.