Brewed by Wigram Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
English ale malt, a top fermenting ale yeast. Don't be fooled, this is no ordinary ale, infused into this beer is certified organic Bush honey, giving a distinctive flavour and aroma,enjoy.

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Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, white head. Aroma has summer fruit, light caramel. Taste is caramel, not sweet, dry finish. Decent.

AV (9) - - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
The dark, caramel colour was a surprise and the aroma of honey is pleasant but doesn't allow amy other bouquet through. In the mouth too bitter. Not sure I can finish the bottle.

joe19612 (3067) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a amber gold colour with a white head, malt and honey aroma, the taste is sweet with honey with a dry finish.

kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2013
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells malty, sweet, bit flowery. The taste is sweet, dry, bit honey, bit bitter-flowery.

ShaneJ (910) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Another out of date bottle from the back of the fridge (B.B. 10 Nov 2012). Clear amber/brown, rich honey aroma and flavour, quite drinkable, but maybe past its best.

deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 11, 2013
50cl bottle via a friend. Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Some honey sweetness. Quite nice.

Pdubyah (791) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2013
I was expecting more amber than dark chestnut colour. I was expecting more sweet than the hoppy bitterness that this delivered. I didn’t get they honey taste, but it wasn’t just bitter, and so I guess that the honey must have softened out some other things.

lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
very subtle honey with a mouthful of grains dominate, and there’s not much else. very bland and nothing much else of note, but still rather nice to drink on a hot day.

Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Named after a trainer plane, which has served for many year at the RNZAF, the Harvard Honey Ale tastes like no training batch. Great honey ale, perhaps a bit disappointing as it does not deliver what it promises, with just a minimum amout of honey, never overwhelming, never too sweet. Nice honey colour with a reasonable white head (not sure why it is stylised as "Amber Ale" here), the beer is pleasant and never sticky. Just a good ol’ ale, the bitterness on this Harvard gives a dry balance with the subtle honey sweetness. With a dry, pleasant finish as well, you want to see this Harvard taking off all over again.

deusax (453) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2012
Tasted on tap @ The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2012 in Christchurch. Nice palate, not bitter, strong honey flavour (of course...). Really enjoyable!

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