DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Rated from memory of the beer back in 2003, and in memory of Sioux City’s pioneering brewpub. This was probably my first honey ale, and it still leaves a favorable memory. A bit of honey on the nose, from a fizzy head over a golden body. Tate was sweet, with a slight edge of honey, but not overwhelming. It had just a bit of dryness, enough to prevent the sugar excess I usually find in a golden ale. I had always hoped this would come back under a different name, but I guess SueBee corporate decided against lending their name to an alcoholic beer. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2004
In the bottle. Pours a translucent gold. White head which remains, but no lacing at all. Aroma strong of sweet honey. Very pronounced honey flavor. Good body, good taste. I can’t imagine someone not liking this ale. This is no braggot, but definitely as good as a commercial honey ale is going to get what with the sky-high price of honey right now. Might be worth a road trip to Sioux City to see if this stuff is on tap (maybe Schell does not keg it?). JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Small white head that maintains a good fizz up top, clear pale golden body. Aroma is light with sweet cookie/honey malt and light hops. Taste is slightly tart (maybe) followed by some sweet honey character. Mouthfeel is ok. Definitely not watery... but could be thicker. Nothing major sticks out, except for the pleasant sweetness. Pretty enjoyable overall. jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2004
A very good honey ale, very enjoyable. Not sure if this is still around anymore though. hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2004
This beer formed a small sized white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished. The body was transparent and carbonated with a golden hue. The nose was malty, sweet and of honey. The flavor of this beer was sweet and also honey. The mouthfeel was smooth, thick and dry. This was a light-medium bodies beer with sparse lacing.
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Thanks again to SlikWily for this fine brew. This bottled brew poured a small head of mostly diminishing fine white bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent yellow colored body and a fair lace. The aroma was made up of honey and malty notes. The mouth feel was smooth somewhat thick and even from start to finish with a lasting honey aftertaste and a flavor of malted honey. A very interesting flavor to say the least. Much stronger than some honey lagers I have had. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2003
A very nice brew from august schell.Nice head that lasted and didn't disappear fast the color was golden aroma was sweet slight honey and hops in it.flavor was definately sweet with a hint of honey slightly hoppy cerealish in many ways.finish was also sweet with a nice cerael like aftertastein my opinion a very well done brew by these guys,and you can forget the 4th street brewing part there just a front for the real masters which is august schell brewing. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2002
The sweetest honey ale that I have ever tasted. Color is golden and opache. JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Light dry honey aroma. Golden color with a light yellow head. Sweet malt and with a dry honey finish. Alcohol present, much like a malt liqour. Medium body with a fizzy feel. Slightly mouthcoating which distracts a bit. Quite a bit heavier than I expected, considering most american honey beers.