DrPiva (96) - Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Wasn’t sure what to expect from this beer, which is labeled as a cream ale made with honey. It poured a big, dense, and long-lasting head, and aroma’s typical of a cream ale. Lots of hops on the palate which dominates hints of honey. Hop bitterness dominates the finish. Not as sweet as many honey beers if that’s what you’re hoping to find. imdownthepub (15421) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2007
Bottled, 650ml, courtesy of the Croughton Airbase. Clouded yellow orange with white head. Sweet, thickish honeyed beer with a certain medicinal, pine cleaner character, slightly on the musty side. There is an oily hop with some bitterness, acidity on the finish. Not really to my taste. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
on tap-pours a white head with bubbles and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is musty wheat, orange. Taste is musty wheat, orange. Mild carbonation. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/01/1996 mikey (508) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Source: Chen’s, Pensacola, FL
clean dark yellow, whispy head, light herbal hop aroma, slightly sweet and refreshing, light crisp hop flavor, slight bitter aftertaste, medium body
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
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The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Poured a cloudy copper/orange with a decent creamy head. The nose was piney and earthy with a slight touch of honey. The taste was piney/citrus hop in the forefront and easy honey syrup malts in the rear. I was expecting a honey/cream ale and got a pale ale. And not a bad one at that !
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This brew pours bronze with a huge white head. The aroma starts with a light hope presence and just a hint of honeysuckle. Very pleasant aroma. The palate is medium to full for the style. Not a ton of overpowering flavor (suprising from rogue), but rather a well balanced and interesting taste. The flavors are light honeysuckle, grass, and hops in the middle. Clean finish and very refreshing. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Light malts and hops in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a large off white head.Get some light honey in the flavor.Medium to thin mouthfeel with a sweet finish. limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Aroma: Faint malt notes. A sweet, corn-like aroma. Hop aroma low. Faint esters present Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Appearance: Moderate gold color, although on the pale side. High carbonation. Brilliant, sparkling clarity.
Flavor: Low hop bitterness. Low maltiness and sweetness. Well attenuated. Neither malt nor hops prevail in the taste. Finish somewhat dry
Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall Impression: A clean, well-attenuated, flavorful American lawnmower beer.
out of the bottle pours a hazy golden-orange thick body with a large, creamy, egg-shell white head. considerable lacing. smells of light citrus hops and honey. tastes of nuts, honey and butter-cream. sweet maltiness. there is also some citrus in there from the citrus hops. grapefruit. and some grassiness. wow. there are a lot of flavors in here. really really good. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Smeared medium darkened gold. Small puffy cap of white froth sits briefly before shrinking down to leave its always present boken skim and thin collar. Lacing is minimal is thin strings and some tiny spotting.
Aroma is dry, pale, and bready with an herbal-esk grass tone. Pilsner-type Munich malts and hops make it unique through and through and its a favorably medium in strength as it doesn’t take much wiffing to grab the nose.
Pilsner-like taste too. A sense a theme here; the Munich malts are forward and set with a dry, pale, bready quickness. A breeze of honey sweetness creeps through just past midway along with a tiny bit of hops. Gradually gets less pale and dry as in grows into the finish. Adding more intertwined sweetness build up to help balance out the finish. The finish is tender and medium in length. Quite subtle with soem dry yeasty woodish notes floating around in there too.
Feel is solid within a medium body and a lower carbonation. When warm that is. The warmer the better for this to have in a glass then cold. Let it sit a good while then imbibe. Much more subtle and tender when wamed up a bit. Smooth and easy with just enough body, flavor, and interest to keep it, well... interesting.