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A Honey Of A Saison - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SPThirtyThree on 12-18-2012)
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marchnlv

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -71.1%

06-01-2013 21:40:08 | More by marchnlv
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StoutHunter

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

05-19-2014 02:20:46 | More by StoutHunter
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SPThirtyThree

Colorado

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
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JLapadura

New York

2/5  rDev -42.2%

07-09-2013 00:04:10 | More by JLapadura
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -35%

06-03-2014 12:24:12 | More by sendbeer
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babaracas

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours a clear copper with insta-fade thin white head, spotty lacing. 11.5%. None of this is right, what's going on here... Smell: oh, it's not a saison at all, it's a shitty BSPA! The nice folks at Boulder Beer just thought it would be cool to disrespect their customers by lying about the style in no less that 3 places on the label! Assholes! Anyway... booze, white grape juice, sugary with a little honey funk. Taste: just tons of sugary pale malts, light spicy hopping, white grape juice, floral notes. Not the dry finish promised, massively underattenuated even though it made it to almost 12%, holy crap! Sticky, juicy, with some grit that is the closest this comes to drying. This could be a average BSPA, but it's a flippin' terrible saison, and now I'm turned off of buying anything from Boulder Beer. You've joined Left Hand on the bad $8 bomber shitlist.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:53:35 | More by babaracas
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

02-01-2013 03:32:59 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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
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crwrunner

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

02-25-2013 00:19:37 | More by crwrunner
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

03-25-2013 17:10:20 | More by tfsimpkins
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Act25

New Jersey

2.76/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is one of the oddest, misguided beers I have reviewed here.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle bought for $2.50 at Whole Foods as part of a 6 craft pack of dinner bottles. (ie, sell em before they go stale!) Into my standard .5l Spaten cylinder.

A: A clear texture, with an inch of tan head that didn't last. Decent lacing. Med. carbonation. Odd amber honey color, a little too red. Alarming color.

S: Stink of bitter, turned apple cider and some frat floor, bit of ammonia stink. Maybe they cleaned the floor, maybe pissed on it. Beyond that a bit industrial, w really too little fruit, grass, hops, malt, or anything organic and tangible.

T: Too much of the smell here in the taste. But a bit better because the overwhelming alcohol insulates against the bitter turned flavor. Definitely phenolic, but thin flavor! Unpleasant and odd.
More flavors emerge as it warms, but increasing cleaning closet backdrop too.

M: Still industrial, had to agree with a review that said like licking dirty pennies and car battery terminals. I think I will see if this will chase off the moles. Pouring it down a mole hole.

O: It is the worst BSPA I have tried. Steer clear.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 01:02:06 | More by Act25
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A-dark amber with a nice cream colored head

S-chlorine like scent of minty herbs and lemon. Some biscuity honey

T-comes in with a flavor of chlorine and citrus. There's a slight Tate's of Belgian wit spices and bitterness. It's an odd mix. Not great. Matching after taste.

M-medium carbonation with a bitter finish

O-just a terrible beer. Difficult to finish. Hardly a Saison at all. The flavors are not of high quality and they don't mesh well.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 02:51:08 | More by AdamBear
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-08-2013 00:08:34 | More by iemailjack
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Bung

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-09-2013 02:01:46 | More by Bung
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-26-2013 11:37:58 | More by largadeer
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pknyc

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-10-2013 16:21:45 | More by pknyc
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-31-2014 20:23:17 | More by ReeseMax3
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MinnTwins

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-31-2013 23:39:00 | More by MinnTwins
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RHB33

Maryland

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-17-2014 21:33:56 | More by RHB33
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rbmjr1

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-12-2014 06:46:22 | More by rbmjr1
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-15-2013 04:03:05 | More by Hellpop65
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-26-2013 02:34:22 | More by ScottStache
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JMBSH

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-01-2013 01:58:53 | More by JMBSH
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Wukk

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-08-2014 02:34:47 | More by Wukk
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Gerred

Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-29-2014 03:58:37 | More by Gerred
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A Honey Of A Saison from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
79 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.