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Oregon Honey Beer - Portland Brewing Company

Oregon Honey BeerOregon Honey Beer

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93 Ratings

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 17.88%

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-13-1998)
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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm still in search of a good honey beer. After being disappointed by Young's Waggledance, a friend told me that Oregon Honeybeer was where it's at. He's got good, sensible tastes, but I have to disagree with this one. The honey taste, as well as smell, is so light and nearly just plain lacking. Change the name to Oregon Pale Ale and that would do away with the expectations. I might've even given it a higher score!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 00:54:03 | More by JayTheFinn
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3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured out as a standard yellow colored beer with a small head on it nothing too crazy here. The smell is of some light sweet notes and grains. The taste is light and semi sweet kind of refreshing. The mouthfeel is light also, very easy to drink. There isn't too much to say about this. It's a pretty standard brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 03:24:41 | More by Knapp85
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3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked this up in Clayton while getting dinner at Johnny's Deli.

Appearance- gold color, little to no head

Smell- malt, honey

Taste- honey, light flavor

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- ok It's kinda average. Not very flavorful though. I'm used to more full flavored beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 02:07:53 | More by jeffjeff1
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2.98/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hard pour produced only a thin head and the head vanished in record time. Golden body with good carbonation.

Smell: As the name would lead you to believe, this beer definitely has honey in it. Not much else to say about the smell, really.

Taste: The honey flavor is especially strong in the aftertaste. Low hop bitterness.

Besides that little bit of honey the beer doesn't have a whole lot going on. It's just a gimmicky pale lager.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 01:35:09 | More by BierFan
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2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, orange-straw color. Poured a 1 finger creamy stark white head that dissipated to a thick skim. Laced in creamy thin rings.

S: Light, slightly sweet malt. Wet grain.

T: Pale malt, dry sweet honey flavor. Mild hop bitterness. Not very complex, not real flavorful and lacks depth

M: Light body. Balanced carbonation. Mild and cloying sweetness lingers.

D: Definitely goes down easy. Just not a very interesting drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 18:01:54 | More by Haybeerman
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2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells unusually sweet (like a mixture of honey and cream), slight alcohol aroma, and some crisp yeast cleanliness. The smell after the honey/cream aroma is sadly lacking. So far, it does not fit the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast cleanliness up front, then some sweet malt, some bread flavors, a little odd flavored honey in the finish. I'm not really picking up any hop flavors which is disappointing. Overall, not what I would consider an APA, the honey is not very flavorful, and the palate as a whole is slightly watery.

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03-19-2009 04:46:37 | More by Tone
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: Is a golden amber color with a white ring around the glass. There is effervescence in the glass and a lot of it. The clarity of the beer is very clear with a slight haziness.

Nose: The honey kinda mask the hops. There is some malt, some floral esters, and citrus.

Taste: A nice honey flavor but the hops kinda lack in this beer. There is a nice maltiness in the beer. There are floral esters and citrus but on in the background.

Overall: It is a descent beer but far from being a complete pale ale. The honey hides the hops to where it is muted. there is a good flavor in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2009 02:49:47 | More by colts9016
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3.68/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I remember trying this beer back in college - about 1993. I poured this brew from a standards 12oz bottle into a pilz glass and observed: a nice refreshing looking beer, light in color and yellow gold at that, head - about 1/2 a finger of fine looking fluffy white head.

Nose is a bit dull but does have a slight honey tone, or maybe its just psychosomatic. Otherwise the hops are subdued and the malt aroma is slight. Taste is better than I though it was going to be. The honey notes are well balanced with the rest of the beers characters, mild hops and malts and really hits the spot. Body is light and refreshing and the carb level is about right. Overall this is good beer and has a high degree of drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 00:35:15 | More by SickBrew
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2.35/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a perfectly transparent gold with a big white head. I had to stretch myself to pick up any aroma at all but detected grains and grass; the smell of honey in this beer is surprisingly faint. The flavor is bland, ranging from skunkiness at worst to nearly tasteless maltiness at worst. The medium-light body is somewhat redeeming, but in the end, as much as I wanted to like it, I cannot recommend this beer and will not be having another. Simply finishing this one will be a chore in itself.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2008 10:23:24 | More by droomyster
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2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

After seeing this time and time again, I figured what the hell, and picked up a 12oz bottle.

Poured a lackluster crystal celar drab golden yellow color with a bubbly white foam, almost reminiscent of mountain dew. Fizzles out quickly, and leaves pretty much no lacing.

aroma is negligible, with vague hints of a macro lager. Grain with a bit of hay, maybe a hint of hops? and a bit of sweet light malt, maybe reminiscent of honey.

Taste isn't surprising given the aroma. Tastes like a macro (adjunct?) lager... grainy, a hints of grass, corn, light malt, and maybe a touch of weak hops. The honey sweetness if fairly pleasant and not cloying, but strong enough to make it fairly interesting.

mouthfeel is bubbly with some high carbonation. a bit syrupy for the lightness and low abv... fizzy and tingly.

meh. I could see this as an entry into craft brews, as it's fairly approachable, but not really a good example of APA. Fairly lackluster and weak, with a definite macro-lager-esque flavor profile. Not one I'd ever revisit, although not the worst brew I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 20:05:11 | More by djeucalyptus
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3.45/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This ale is tasty and smooth, but very light and a bit thin.

Golden, it has a big, dense white head that shrinks fairly slowly.

The aroma is grain with a hint of honey and slightly musty.

The taste is mild but very nice, with a faint honey taste and a nice finish of grain and a hint of honey. It has light sweetness with almost no bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 22:35:33 | More by Offa
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Oregon Honey Beer from Portland Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.