RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A light, Golden ale brewed with honey. An Eau Claire favorite!

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 The stuff on draft was pretty good, but they have big problems with their bottling line, so the package brews are dragging it down. I have to average two ratings:

Draft, at Northwoods: 6/10 3/5 6/10 3/5 11/20 Rating: 2.9

The bartender compared this to a Honey Weiss, presumably seeking a comparison to the Leinenkugel boys further up the road. A slightly spritzy wheatlike character indeed in a pale malt color. Just a taste of honey comes through.

Bottled: 1/10 1/5 2/10 1/5 3/20 Rating: 0.8

Cracking the top, I get an immediate whiff of salted peanut shells. Pours with no head and a pale yellow color with little particles suspended throughout. Taste is like peanut shells, too, or Hiney Weiss gone stale, but at least with a little hint of wheat. Could it be that the bottles on premises are old?

deyholla (12588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and bread with a hint of honey. Flavor has more of an earthy straw note with some honey and a bit of plastic.

pablo951 (691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Had it on tap at Northwoods BrewPub. Poured a clear golden hue with no aroma, no lacing or head and a tangy bitter weak hop taste.

ChiGuy68 (626) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted at Northwoods Brewpub. Clear golden color with a thin white head. You can taste a hint of honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nuplastikk (6512) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2012
12oz bottle from the brewpub. Hazy orange-tan. Thin, patchy white head. Odd sour aroma, quite bad. I don’t really get much honey in it. Really quite a cheap, unprofessional feel to it. Maybe the most boring honey ale imaginable..though Ill bet the honey smooths out the rough edges a bit. Avoid.

esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Bubba shot the jukeBox last night, because he drank a bad beer, that made him cry… Golden yellow with a 50/50 airy white head to beer ratio. Aroma of heavy grains, malt, bad brewpub beer and very light honey. Taste of honey, grains, malt and mild lemon. Thin and over-carbonated with a prickly finish.

BVery (11459) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Pale yellow pour with a small clingy white head. Grain and corn, quite watery. Bleh.

crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Could they make more of a generic beer? It tastes like malt extract but with carbonation.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Medium gold pour with a white head. Very light aroma, some maltiness and a little honey sweetness. Flavor was light as well a touch of sweetness, but not much else.

ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright yellow body with a thin, wispy white head. Smell: A light aroma of corn niblets, discount honey, and lemon wedges. Taste: While corn and honey can come together to create candy corn, a Halloween delight, they don’t go well together in a beer. Light, tart citrus flavor and faint spicy hops on the finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: This is one bee that needs to die off.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Bumbl’n Bubba’s Buzz’n Brew
Date: September 29, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy pale yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: light malty aroma with a hint of spicyness and subtle tartness
Flavor: bitter malt flavor, touch of sweetness breaks through the astrengent bitterness, bit of funk, long bitter finish
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.5/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: * /4

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