overall
11
6
style
RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in a traditional style, the Honey Ale is a golden blonde ale with a slight hop flavor and aroma. Highly carbonated with a thick frothy head and creamy texture, featuring a unique blend of 100% pure Wisconsin honey and three types of two row malted barley. Seasoned with four varieties of hops, the Honey Ale is truely one of the most interesting and unique craft beers available today.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


2.8
mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottled. Medium golden in color. Sweet acidic aroma. Somewhat grainy as well. Sweet flavors up front. A little malt and grain. Not much in the way of hops. Fairly simple but not bad.

2.2
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) A grainy, very bready and somewhat sweet golden ale with a light bitterness in the finish. Maybe the sweetness is vaguely like honey, but though I’ll admit I’m not Winnie The Poo, it sure doesn’t resemble any kind of honey I’m aware of. The nose is also very bready and sweet. Light bodied, but with enough malt that it’s not quite what I’d consider thin and watery. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Clear, pale straw color is getting darn close to "macro light". Lots of carbonation bubbles rise through the beer. Very small white head barely covers the beer after the pour, and fades away to nothing within minutes. Not horrible tasting, but if this were the best beer available at a bar, I’d pay for a glass of water.

2.3
bpreo (2836) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
Nice to try another product from Grays, and also nice to get into a new Honey Ale after a long drought.

2.4
austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Light-bodied beer that isn’t all that beery. Not much ale flavor. More lagerish, IMHO. Nice sweetish honey aroma. Enjoyable, easy drinkin’ session brew.

2.6
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle from my niece. Decent honey aroma. Yellow body with white head. Thick honey and malt for flavor. Some chalk left on palate. Was wondering if you soaked some bread in this beer then toasted it what it would be like. But didn’t have time for that.

1.9
Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Thin white head off fine bubbles. Vegetal notes and some sweet malts. Maybe some honey in there. Medium gold in color. Thin watery flavor with some more sweetness and a bit of bready malts. Pretty thin in many ways. Dry pasty finish and lacking flavor and any depth. While not offensive in any way, not worth the time.

2.8
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with buckybeer - Thanks Mark! - Pours pale golden with a short white head that faded fairly quick to a ring. Aromas of honey, light grains, and maybe a touch of corn. Flavor is grains, honey, and some light hops at the finish. Palate is light airy and pretty crisp.. Nothing very remarkable about this really..

0.9
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Honeycomb Coloring. Barely Head....BARELY worth wasting the word ’taste’ on this beer....I have to go purge now....

2.3
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Ultra-clear,pale honeyish hue, thick, fat fizzling white head, that zips down in nothing flat. Nose is softly herbal, lightly sweet and honeyed, a little citric, leaning into sour. Not crazy about it, really. Taste: too, too mild, bearing little in the flavor department, not even the advertised honey tastes. Very light bodied, short on texture, limp in the finish. Even irritating...I can’t find much to like in this one. So sorry, I really held up hope, but it’s just not working out. too, too blase’...cheers to anyone out there who digs this, but don’t count me among the crowd. I really like the bee on the label, though. Pity there’s no close-up available here, he’s really a demented looking bug!

2.3
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Pretty decent overall. It poured a bright golden body with a full white head that held a soft sweet aroma. It had a very pleasent honey taste, not overly sweet but definately firm with plenty of malts throughout the brew.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5