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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.

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Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Pale, pale yellow, with no head. Smells honeyish. I agree with Muzzlehatch on this one, it tastes like a pilsner. Dull. By the way, I bought this in a Holiday sampler pack. 2 each of 4 styles. Turned out to be 2 styles of beer, and 2 styles of hard lemonade. Bleh.

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flemdawg (562) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Nothing to special about this one. Kind of watery and weak tasting. If you really need to drink a honey beer, go with Linney's and avoid this.

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jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2004
pale, straw color with a small frothy head. sweet chardonnay nose, some floral hops. very thin, slightly malty with a weak bitter finish. kind of a fake sweetness. not much to see here (or taste...)

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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.

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Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
"...the Honey Ale is truely one of the most interesting and unique craft beers available today." So reads the commercial description. What I had was a pale yellow beer with a frothy head that rapidly degenerated into a scummy coating. Nice lacing. But it smelled of canned corn with weak honey poured on. Tasted slightly better, a sweetened malt flavor with a light herbal hopping. Crisp finish. Done.

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Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottled. Poured clear medium golden with a dusting of white head. Aroma was of heavy pineapple and honey sweetness.. somewhat juicy and intriguing. Dry, grainy wheat and honey in the flavor.. sweet.. vegetal finish wasn’t so good.. some pineapple bitterness across the middle. Dry on the palate with a rather ugly feel to it.. watery middle.

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iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2010
I’ve tried a few honey ales and was never blown away by them. This one is no different. Golden pour with an aroma of honey, flavor is somewhat sweet but nothing memorable. An ok beer.

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Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Have to admit it was pretty anyway. Clear golden. Small head. Very faint non-descript aroma. The beer came across as tart with a slight honey background flavor. I don’t know what kind of beer drinker this one would appeal to. Not to me.

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MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle - from sampler pack. Medium golden color, slightly cloudy. So so. Very little flavor.

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esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pale yellow with thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts and very light honey. Taste of next to nothing but honey and sweet malted accented water. Thin, weak and bland, but I’m not a big fan of this style.


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