A Honey Of A Saison - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
4.15/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a snifter glass
Appearance – Served a clear amber color with a one finger white head. The head has a light level of retention fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweet and wheaty. A strong wheat aroma mixed with a light fruit aroma of grapes, pear and peach create the bulk of the smell. Mixed with these is a lighter honey aroma as well as a little bit of notes of a floral like aroma. Overall it is quite pleasant.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor with a little bit of wheat mixed within. With these more malty tastes, is a sweet flavor of caramel and honey upfront. The caramel is soon lost, but the honey flavor persists throughout the taste. In the middle of the taste flavors of light fruits of grape and pear enter and last till the end. Flavors of some alcohol and a bit of bitterness and sourness comes to the tongue more at the end of the taste. These flavors actually help round out some of the sweeter flavors, in the end leaving a rather nice warming and semi-sweet flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average as well. The medium body and higher carbonation (at least for a brew of 11.5%) was good for the sweeter flavors of the brew, but was not too over the top in thinness or carbonation to take away from the more boozy and malty flavors of the brew.
Overall- Its packs a sweet punch upfront and is quite high in alcohol, but still maintains a nice easy drinkability about it. I rather enjoyed this beer and would recommend it as a good sipper after dinner or a nice dessert style brew.
Serving type: on-tap
02-28-2013 14:57:18 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from notes on April 9th that I'm finally getting to.
On Tap at House of 1000 Beers
A - Pours a hazy copper two fingers of head, fades fast, nice lacing.
S - Very tart aroma, some sweet malt, mild dank hop aroma, citrus and honey blend.
T - Tart flavor, some bitterness from the hops, some alcohol flavor and biscuit malt.
M - As it warms up the malt gets overwhelming along with the alcohol.
O - Not bad, but the tartness and alcohol get to me overpowering as you go on.
Serving type: on-tap
09-15-2013 23:40:49 | More by Omnium
4/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: Deep rich caramel copper color. A cream colored head recedes to a wisp and a ring around the edges. Light spots of lacing.
Aroma: An immediate spiciness, sweet honey, faint floral notes.
Taste: There's an immediate cinnamon spiciness, but I'm sure the alcoholic burn has something to do with that. The honey is infused perfectly, making itself known without being overbearing.
Mouthfeel: Quite sharp. Alcoholic burn.
Overall: Not necessarily as complex as some, but the honey is perfect. And it is good. The 11.5% ABV is hidden as good as it can be.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2013 00:54:13 | More by JuicesFlowing
A Honey Of A Saison from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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