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Bumbl'n Bubbas Buzz'n Brew - Northwoods Brewpub and Grill

Not Rated.
Bumbl'n Bubbas Buzz'n BrewBumbl'n Bubbas Buzz'n Brew

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 15
Avg: 2.4
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northwoods Brewpub and Grill visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2002

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 15
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
2.96/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

There are no words for the name here... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose is a simple smattering of sweet biscuit, with only a small spread of butter. The taste holds notes of vaguely-sweet malts, sweet flowers, and, perhaps, a hint of dried honey. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a bland, uninspired little beer. It does help that it is inoffensive, but only so much...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +45.8%

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
1.33/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

The stuff on draft was pretty good, per my review, but they have big problems with their bottling line, so a very different review is needed:

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 Leiny Honey Weiss gone stale, but at least with a little hint of wheat. Could it be that the bottles on premises are old, or is their contamination in the bottling line?

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.42/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Originally reviewed April 9, 2005. On tap at the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. Strong clover honey, backed with a blast of saffron. Never experienced these flavors in a beer. Unfortunately it lacks on all other fronts including appearance, nose, and palate. And those interesting flavors dissapear almost immeadiately. Watery and pretty bland finish.

I need some math help. How, when everyone who has reviewed this beer has given it a 3.05, can it get a 3.55 WR and an 85 (Worth a Try) Percentile, with an 81 Style %? This beer is horrible an everyone knows it, since 80% gave it thumbs down. Something is not adding up here...

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Photo of emerge077
2.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

"A light, golden ale brewed with honey."

Into a stange glass it pours a slightly hazed golden orange, with some visible suspended sediment and slow trails of rising carbonation. Arcs of lacing stick inside the glass, thin ghostly skim across the surface.

Nondescript aroma of honey and vague malt, maybe soggy graham crackers.

Watery and very dull. Some noticeable honey flavor, and graham crackers. Flaccid feel, low carbonation. Seems like a poor attempt at Leinies Honey Weiss. No better than the other Northwoods beers so far...

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of veachster
2.08/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - It pours a yellow, cloudy body with a small head. Little to no retention. Carbonation is very visible.

S - Lemon overpowers all aromas. I was able to pick up a trace of honey.

T - Again, lemon is overpowering with a strong sign of corn. If this was a solid form, I'd describe eating/tasting corn-nuts. Strong corn after taste.

M - Sits sharp on the tongue... very crisp.

D - One is enough for me. I'm not impressed. The overpowering of lemon and corn almost gives it that "skunkish" smell and is not something I wish to experience drinking a lot of. I'm not sure what they were trying to accomplish with the name... the beer doesn't fit.

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Photo of hinemk76
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Tballz420
2.9/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hazy gold colored brew. What timy amount of head there is is white. Nose is sweet malt. Taste is a sweet malt front, light floral hop back, with genereous amounts of honey. Thin and wet bodied. While it looks like i enjoyed this somewhat more than the others that have reviewed it, its still kind of got that leinie's thing going on. Not horrible, not great

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Photo of ZAP
2.9/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Basic ol brewpub honey ale....clean tasting....no off flavor....a slight sweet honey flavor...seems pretty similar to Leinie Honey which is hardly a compliment...not the worst tasting beer in the world but there really isn't much to taste though....a good one for those cross-over candidates to get started on.

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Photo of Bighuge
1.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Highly carbonated. Throws out a large white head. Very pale in color and a bit hazy. Aroma is a bit soapy. Taste is also soapy. Maybe this soapy character is to blame for the huge head. Mouthfeel is way too carbonated. Feels like this beer is holding way too much gas and it is hard to get down the hatch because of this. Very fizzy. Don't taste honey. Don't taste much of anything. Very bland. A disappointment after the first two I tried from this brewery were so solid.

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Photo of heytomcat
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Skidz
2.23/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out pale straw and sits a light, crisp, pale gold with a decent white soapy head, sputtering away to nothing more than a few stray locks of foam.

Smells malty up front, with plenty of warm, toasty aromas. Stray notes of lemon and/or soured carrot cake. Faint hop aroma.

Tastes tart and sour, lemon overyly abundant. Thick, toasty biscuit flavors swirl around and are followed by a muddled, sweet, vegetal maltiness reminiscent of such flavors found in the BMC lineup of products. Finish is dry and faintly bitter with some lingering malty sweetness.

Light bodied, good carbonation and a fairly crisp feel. Not impressed with this beer at all. Offers little in terms of enjoyment.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
1.83/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Who is this Bubba and why does he bumble so? Why does his brew buzz? And why is his hat for sale? Let's open and find out. Maybe it won't be as bad as the last two I had...

Clear, pale yellow color, no head at all, not even a sliver or a slice.Disappointing.

Aroma: honeyish, sweet, then sharp, and sickly (I said it again)...after that, empty, vacant, and vapid.

Taste: limp, flaccid, and signifying nothing. Pale, lifeless, containing no desirable qualities. Like getting down in a canoe, if you follow me...
Extraordinarily light in body, lacking any kind of flavor, no finish...no start...not sure what they were trying to do with this one. They got the pale part right, but there's nothing ale-ish about it, nor anything particularly pleasing.

Very sad. Needs more beer in here.

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Bumbl'n Bubbas Buzz'n Brew from Northwoods Brewpub and Grill
70 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.