RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The second in our Derailed Series, Mexican Honey is an Imperial Mexican Lager brewed with rare Mexican Orange Flower honey. Effervescent aromas of citrus and honeycomb leap out and boogie atop a crisp, pale yellow body with slight hints of cracker and toast.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3736) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can at home thanks to Midwestern pils trader atom. Dee Golden pour fine two finger head. Nose is honey comb. Tastes of mostly honey, but with some earth, lemon, sugar cookies, florals, and grainy. Thick mouthfeel for style. Fine brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Soft straw gold with two fingers of soft pillowy white head. The nose shows soft fresh baked bread with a subtle honey note and floral quality. The flavor had a sharpness to it and a rich honey note. Medium full bodied with an unpleasant bite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (1141) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2015
Can consumed while throwing the first round of disc golf of the year. Tall boy. Aroma is sweet and floral. Golden in color. Frothy white head. Taste has a honey/nectar feel to it. No hints of citrus. Maybe a malty undertone. Syrupy mouthfeel. Kind of heavy. Slight alcohol burn at the end. Overall Im enjoying it more than expected. Could be the beautiful day more than the quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
16 oz. can. Pours a bright golden with a medium white head. Aroma of honey, citrus, cracked and bread notes. Flavor is mildly sweet with fruity and bready undertones. Very mild bitterness. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Overall, nice.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2395) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Draft at gold nugget. Faint aroma. Clear gold body with no carbonation. Looks and smells like a beer far less worthy than it is. Tons of flavor. Honey sweet. Some black pepper. Really works well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (7111) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
draft on tap at the brewery (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a gentle hazed deep amber gold glow, frothy whitish head is a spotty but thicker ringer with decent retention, nice lacing. Aromas are a bit sweet, gentle honey and florals. A kiss of earth, bread and gentle carmelized honey. Mellow earth, subtle heather, florals, earth. Some graininess, earth, subtle lemon and earth, gentle floral. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a touch of residual honey, earth, and gentle bready and grainy malts. Subtle warmth, smooth honey and florals. A bit of thickness but quickly overcome with cool honey, dabs of lemon and earthy florals. Backend is a bit dry, bitter, subtle warmth. A bit of thickness back here covers up the ABV better with gentle sweetness, subtle fleshy apple and fruit. A bit dry and bitter, earth and floral jabs as we round the bend. Some earth, biscuit and dough. A bit strong and big and not necessarily in my wheelhouse but this works well enough. Looks nice, subtle aromas and flavors but goes down easily for a bigger beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9521) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pour on tap, clear golden yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big honey, vanilla, biscuit and bread into some corn, grass, touch of orange peel into a bit of earth. Taste was a mix of earth, yeast, honey into some vanilla, white fruit, touch of grainy notes, some orange as well, finishing sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3706) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2015
Can. Sweet malt nose, with citrus and light fumes. Deep bright medium straw color. Sugar and honey, condensed peaches, more honey sweetness in mid and final. Medium body. Pleasant. Gets a little cloying in mid palate, but then settles out and back to some balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1297) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2015
(can) First I have to say kudos to Indeed for ditching the 750 ml format for this beer and switching to a 4 pack of cans. The beer is now cheaper (was $11 to $12 for a 750, now $10.50 for a 4 pack) and you get more per oz for your dollar. Ive had this once before and was impressed, and am now having it again due to the format change. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma holds some floral honey, faint bugspray, musty lager yeast, and tangelo zest. Further warming reveals green banana and cardamom. Flavor holds some pale malt sweetness that combines with the hops to zip over to juicy tangelo territory before being flung out into the graham cracker sector. Finish yields a light herbal bitterness with floral honey in the far finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a little lively, which makes this feel less like a big beer than it actually is. Alcohol is imperceptible in the flavor, which I feel is quite an accomplishment, but there is a trace of heat in the nose. I liked this before and I still like it now; even more so now that the container has changed, which I imagine will prompt another purchase in the future.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (809) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Growler from the taproom. Pours a very fine deep gold with white head. Nose is mead-like with floral background, cidery at points with some non-noble US lager hops - Sterling? - very mildly metallic but not unpleasant. Flavor is medium sweet with pleasing floral overtones, some apple notes, which are distracting - what dominates is a mouth coating of residul sugar that lingers for a long time, well into the finish until at the very end an herbal and bitter hop note kicks in. The honey I like very much, as far as it is discernable, but there remains other less interesting flavors which detract from the overall profile of the beer and which come across like a cheap euro strong lager - this makes me feel like this could use longer and more controlled lagering.


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