A Honey Of A Saison - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by Bitterbill:
2.5/5 rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
22oz bottle for $7.59.
It pours a clear amber with a 1 finger head of foam that leaves some nice lacing behind.
I get smells of wheat, candi sugar and I guess, honey sweetness, booze, some earthiness.
The smell was okay but the first sip in and whoa, the sweet notes are borderline overpowering. A syrupy kind of sweet that doesn't let much else through, except the booziness, and maybe that's a good thing. I get some spice but it doesn't compliment the beer much. The label says it uses Champagne yeast so there is some dryness in the finish but colour me confused. I was expecting a Saison of some sort and this does not fit the bill for me.
Good body but the carbonation is lighter than what I hoped for. Considering.
In no way is this an easy drinking beer for me, I'm now debating whether to finish the bottle or pour it down the drain. Cut the sweet in about..half, and it might not be half bad.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 15:32:24 | More by Bitterbill
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque copper with a tan head.
S: Orange blossom honey, strawberry, tropical fruit and malt thickly blanket and mask hoppier scents of orange and pine, as well as fruity yeast esters.
T: Wowzers… that's all I can say to describe my first sip. It is a sweet beer. Often honey doesn't come through so strong, but the first thing you taste is sweet wildflower and orange blossom honeys (the citric and floral notes may be from hops, but if they are, they are quite well blended, like hopped honey…. hopped honey! That should be a thing. Hopped everything!)… Following that are cinnamon, nutmeg, some orange/pine hoppiness, Like a hoppy saison in the finish. In later sips, more fruits, peach, even some poppy come through. This beer starts out sweet and finishes dry. Mouthfeel is very much like a typical saison.
M: Medium bodied, though perhaps a bit thicker than medium, and somewhat harsh.
O: Perhaps the whiskey I had earlier wrecked my pallet, but this seemed off to me. It's interesting, and perhaps worth a try. I'm just not sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 05:38:30 | More by BierJager89
A Honey Of A Saison from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
79 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.