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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American honey ale brewed using ten different honey varieties.

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3.1
hayduke (5618) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass this was yellow. White foam. Nose is floral and apple cider with honey. Medium body. Cloying mouth feel. Flavor is much like mead. But an interesting one. Surprisingly good.

3.7
ajnepple (6978) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Strong honey and malt notes with light alcohol. Good.

3.4
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a touch hazy golden yellow appearance with a white head. Big sweet honey, orange blossom, floral aroma. Flavor is pretty well balanced with some honey and citrusy notes that isn’t too sweet. Nice floral notes. Not too bad.

3.4
BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Clear rich yellow pour with a white head. Big honey and floral nose. Palate is a bit syrupy. Full bodied for a light colored beer. Nice.

2.1
bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is honey, clove, tobacco, nutmeg. Flavor is the same, cloyingly sweet with no bitterness and clove persisting into the finish. Light bodied with a warming finish, but the high ABV was otherwise well masked behind the sweetness. Not a fan.

3.4
Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Golden pour on draft at Town Hall - honey and a little floral in the nose. The beer masks its alcohol well, honey and some nice bitterness. Nice to try but I don’t love it.

2.9
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
In short: An blonde ale with excessive amount of honey. Tastes like a lame mead. Meh.
How: Fresh growler. Xmas party with friends. Sent to me by oakbluff, thanks Scott
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is full of honey and strong garden flowers notes. Very girly aromatic. Taste is honey, sweet apples, sweet pears. Basically this tastes like a mead, a lame mead, or maybe a cider, a very lame cider. Somewhat interesting because it is different, but not something I want to drink again. A growler of this was just too much. But I never throw away beer, and I have learned that alcohol can be a very effective solvent. It’s capacity to dissolve relationships and finances is unparalleled.

2.7
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft at Town Hall. Pours a clear gold with a dissipating head. Nose is big and fruity. Fruity alcohol notes, estery. Fresh honey notes and booze. The nose is kind of candied and cloying. On taste, alcohol is the feature. It’s essentially a braggot, but not well structured and lacking finesse. Not a fan of this one as it really lacks life.

3.3
Fred82 (2331) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
Growler shared by glouglouburp.
Appearance : Clear amber with almost no head.
Aroma : Malt and honey with some spices and fruits.
Taste : Malt and honey. Nice fruits with light herbal hops. Light sugar on the finish. Carbonation is really soft.
Overall : Nice malt and nice honey. A bit boring overall.

3.2
TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
Growler partagé lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de miel avec une pointe sucrée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de miel floral avec une pointe de caramel. Aucune trace de l’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de soda nectar en arrière goût. (Rating #3441)


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