A Honey Of A Saison - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by SPThirtyThree:
1.58/5 rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
No yeast in bottle. Served warmed from fridge temps, around 45 - 50 °F .
A: Pours crystal-clear amber with a generous one-finger ecru cap. The head quickly collapses to stagnant patches of light, fine bubbles that cover about 30% of the top. The high alcohol is likely the culprit behind the disappointing head.
S: The nose is dominated by hot phenols and rubbing alcohol, making it difficult to ascern underlying notes of toasted peppercorn, sour cherries, leather, metal, and biscuits. After warming further, bitter apple and hot phenols dominate, covering any reminants of good flavor.
T: Hot and spicy. Boulder Beer touts this as a winter warmer, which it certainly is, but in the same manner, so are mineral spirits and acetone. Hot, lingering metallic notes dance on the tongue like licking dirty pennies and battery terminals.
M: Tangy, dry, crisp, slightly astringent, this 11.5%-ABV "stinger" burns the center tip of my tongue.
D: Low. Would not buy again.
This beer definitely warms, but there are just too many hot, unpalatable flavors to make it worth drinking.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2012 03:08:09 | More by SPThirtyThree
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 117 ratings.