mR_fr0g (12641) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle shared at Leightons house. Hazed golden orange colour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is grainy, honey, Belgian yeast. Flavour is sweet orange candy with, caramel and Belgian yeast, some tangy fruit in the finish maybe some pineapple. Soft palate with nice rounded carbonation. Hugh (214) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 Notes based on a 75 cl bottle. Tried another brew in a 25 which was not up to scratch.
A very distince clover honey flavour, unlike commercial honey beers where honey just means sweet. The honey flavour marries more successfully with this light bodied beer than the usual Belgian 8%ers, possible the more simple malt structure allows the honey flavour to be apparant, and without additional sweetness. A Promising new brewery. Leighton (21551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear gold, effervescent, with a large, frothy white head. The nose has some sugary, biscuity malts, nips of caramel. Light-medium sweet flavor with bready malts, hints of apples, honey, toasted grains and sugar, light bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sugary bread finish with light caramel, stewed apples and honey, further grains. Tasty and easy. JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2005
Draught Dark orange beer; whitish head. Very honeyish nose honingbollen (kind of honey-based pseudo-medicinal sweet), wet hay, stale hops. Strange taste, first few seconds of dishwater, then green leaves, and then again honingbollen, or Zeeuwse babbelaars (kind of honeyish, sticky toffee from the Zeeland province). Quite OK. Dry not sticky. Medium body. Good honey beer. No more signs of the bottom fermenting pilsener (?) but I can’t take that as a bad thing. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
Bottle (GBBF): Clear gold with a white head. Sweet honey aroma. Spicy clove, cinnamon and mild honey. Medium bodied and suprisingly tasty.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
Bottled - GBBF 2005. A slightly hazy golden coloured beer. A really sweet aroma presumably from the honey. The taste is fruity and sweet. Quite nice really in spite of the promise of it being a honey pilsener. Ungstrup (37954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of yeast. The flavor is sweet with a very strong presence of heather honey, leading to a dry spicy end. It lacks honey in the aroma. Theydon_Bois (19845) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle atop Leightons magnificant stairwell thanks to Paulo (even tho’ hes crediting me - eh ?), 02/09/14.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a good sized off white covering that retains well.
Nose is pale malts, good dose of honey, straw.
Taste comprises cereals, honey, sugar puffs, floral notes, hay.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp refreshing close.
Ok stuff! Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2005
Hazy orange. Aroma is very nice with gentle honeynotes. Honey is very noticable in the taste but the brew is not too sweet, but again way too thin. Such a pity.. Scopey (15010) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is soft, sweet, honeyed grain and sugar puffs. The taste is crisp, light, bitterness, honey, toasty grain and sugar puffs and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice honey aspect. Actually pretty alright.