Heffman (5) - North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
I enjoyed this brew at the inn itself in Squamish and raved about it. Okay, I had three bottles but please don’t let the wife know....I was happy to find it at the park royal liquor store a few weeks later at which time I bought six of the large one litre bottles to take home to the mrs (and others)...
back to the beer itself, it was a clean, refreshing product with a nice honey nose, and I’m not talking about the nice waitress tho her nose was cute too....the beer had a real nice malt character to it...it sure poured a nice head with a good fine carbonation---not too gassy like I’ve tasted amongst the commercial beers....
this is a great beer well worth tasting (over and over)
TD MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Glory be to one litre swing-top bottles. If only they’d be a better fit in my little beer fridge... This one poured a smallish white head, maybe one finger’s worth but no more, and really no lacing to speak of. Colour is a medium gold. The aroma does indeed feature honey above all else, and was most pleasant. The taste was again of honey, but just enough to let you know that it was there and no more. Mouthfeel and aftertaste were "proper". Yeah, I’d like more of this one. lumikuuro (26) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
1 litre bottle with new artwork for 2009, abv now 5.0%.
Appearance: Golden, slightly opaque at first before settling and becoming clear. One to two finger head, creamy and white, when poured into curved pint glass. Head diminishes quickly, leaving no ring and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet liquid honey and gentle hops, some grass.
Taste: Very much like the aroma. Quite a lot of Lillooet honey, fairly sweet, but slightly tempered by the modest but noticeable hopping, which is vaguely grassy. Not as overly sweet as many honey beers of the pacific northwest, but a prominent flavour. Initial level of sweetness does not increase to the point of unpleasantness like some of its competitors. Refreshing, clean finish which impressively manages to lose a little of the honey so as not to make this a sickly honey ale.
Mouthfeel: Smooth from the honey, functional. Pleasant.
Drinkability: Depends if you’re in the mood for honey. Drinkable enough over the course of a pint or a litre, but only sessionable if you’re in the mood. Yet that is the case for pretty much every honey beer around here; this just happens to be a better one than you would normally find. Accessible to the masses, yet brewed well enough to be able to be appreciated by true beer lovers. Decent beer. SardiniaMan (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Easy to drink beer and very refreshing pale ale. Nice aroma, lightly hopped, and great improvement on the graphics. Pumpkin87 (248) - - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow with small but persistent white foam head.
Aroma is gentle, a whiff of honeyed bread in another room. Taste manages the nice feat of being honeyed without being cloying. There is a lemon accent along with bread and butter. The hops are just enough to add a hint of bitterness without upending the flavors.
The palate here is not complex, but it shows what can be done with simple elements well controlled.
I approached this skeptically, but it’s another thoughtful offering from Howe Sound: sweetish but not cloying, creamy but refreshing.
bulldogops (2701) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
1L Bottle, swing-top. Pours a golden brown with a bubbly white head. Aroma is honey, sweet caramel, malts, and a hint of citrusy hops. Taste is rich with honey, caramel, and malt. Finish is lightly hopped, and quite smooth. This beer is delicious. marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear golden with a decent off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a light pale malt flavor with a subtle addition of honey sweetness. A nice session beer. Stizz19 (64) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Smells of honey (duh). It tastes a bit too carbonated to me. Ok beer, good for summer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Golden color with a strong honey aroma. Hops and honey in flavour with a hoppy aftertaste. Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle ? ml
Aroma: light refreshing , frontal malts with slight clean hop behind.
Appearance: sunny gold , sparkly with white top. Sparse lace.3+
Palate / Taste: medium light bodied. Clean , refreshing ,easy going. Frontal sweet with slight citric hop to it. No major faults noted. Proper good golden ale. Great for summer days.