Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hyve Honey AleHyve Honey Ale

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-20-2009

This medium-bodied golden ale is brewed with local wildflower honey.

13 IBU
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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 48
Photo of drpimento
3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is good with a thick, off white, long lasting head, good lacing, and a clear amber color. Aroma is fresh beer, grain, malt, hops, and honey, all in mild amounts. Flavor's quite bland and similar to nose. Body is ok. Overall, a forgettable beer and not up to Uinta's usual standards.

Photo of schrutality
3.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got better as it warmed up

Photo of mactrail
4.11/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quite a foam in the all glass. Light amber color. Lovely sudsy mouthful. Aroma is seriously honey, and quite appealing.

The honey flavor, since you're thinking about it, is quite evident. Moderately sweet. The honey does a good job of making this four percent beer taste like it has more body and substance. Perfumey and fresh. Light and refreshing. A winner in the Utah supermarket beer category.

This particular bottle is six months beyond its "best by" date, but it seems to be perfectly clean in flavor. Maybe honey does have anti-bacterial qualities. Certainly one of the best honey-flavored brews I've had. Maybe the lighter, lower-alcohol approach works best. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Emigration Market in Salt Lake.

Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have to be a little disappointed in this beer as Ive been very happy with nearly everything Uinta has done and I love honey. Problem was there was never any honey but for the color. The aroma was more grain and cereal malts, like a Pilsner. The taste followed suit with a dry grain and cereal malt with a bit of hops, but no honey or even sweetness. I looked to see if maybe the bottle was old but found it was actually quite fresh. This just came across as a less than noticeable Pilsner style lager.

Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very enticing aroma invites you into this honig ale. Unfortunately -aside from the initial honey and malt flavors- it ends there. Hints of mint, light citrus, and obviously honey are predominant in the nose. In the palate, honey is again revisited, followed with a quick, light finish, with subtle hints of toast lingering in the after palate.

Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear orange colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells sweet and malty with a hint of flower pollen. Scent of scorched sugar and hardwood. Fairly strong honey scent.

Starts out semisweet with a burnt sugar taste. Wheat biscuit and honey malt flavor. Mild bitterness. Still reminds me of honey on a biscuit.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall an OK beer. It is inoffensive in every way and is an excellent light beer.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a relatively clear medium to dark honey apricot in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some copper + amber highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy light beige head that reduces to a small thick patch of moderate sized bubbles surrounded by a medium to large mottled patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit and grainy malts with moderate amounts of honey sweetness and light amounts of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit and grainy malts with very light flavors of honey which contribute a light amount of sweetness. Light to moderate flavors of earthy hops with just a hint of citrus/orange hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing but I was slightly disappointed that the honey flavors were so light when it was wonderfully present in the aroma.

Photo of mpedara429
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours out a burnt gold color. Two fingers of off white head. Spotty lacing.

S: Bready notes, with a light orange and other fruity scents.

T: Very similar to the smell. The other fruit I'm picking up seems a bit like strawberry. Honey is very faint.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I was really hoping for more honey in this one. The base beer isn't that great to begin with and the lack of the honey flavor was very disappointing.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.14/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy deep golden color with tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming through the body of the brew. A small white head is present upon pouring which fades very fast to leave a tiny level of lace.

Smell- The aroma is of sweet honey and a bit of bready and biscuit malt. Mixed with these are some smell of a little bit of orange as well as some other light fruit flavors.

Taste – The taste is much drier and blander then would be expected from the nose but does contain a decent level of a sweet honey flavor and light bready flavor. Light fruit flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, but remain rather faint. Overall these flavors take the taste to its end where a semi-dry and crisp malt and light fruit flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Perfect for the style and it makes for one very easy drinking feel.

Overall- Nothing too exceptional here. Although it is a little subdued on taste it is very easy drinking and rather refreshing. A decent session style brew.

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear caramel colored hue with a sea of slow bubbles supporting a lumpy meringue of off-white heat that last a good bit.

S- The clean nose has hints of dried corn and some faint green papery hops with a cream note coming through the finish as it warms.

T- The dry slightly sulfur taste has some raw barley and corn notes in the finish with some dry mead taste growing as it opens and blending with a carbonic acid taste.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no real alcohol heat to it.

O- This beer is light and clean but doesn’t really have any character to it and didn’t have much honey or malt flavors in there at all.

Photo of jdhilt
3.45/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Nearly clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Honey and citric nose, flavor is light honey and malt with light hops at finish. $2.39 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. Best by 6/1/2013.

Photo of microbrewlover
2.81/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a deep copper/orange with a tiny head which quickly dissipates. Very minimal lacing on the glass.

The smell is a hint of orange, wheat, grass, bread and sweet malts.

The taste is sweet with a pretzel like bread taste. There is a little orange in the flavor, sweet and roasted malts and sadly, very little honey.

The mouthfeel is somewhat bready and somewhat thin at the same time. There is a lot of carbonation amounting to too much fizz. There is also a dry feeling left in the mouth after swallowing.

Overall this beer is plain and fails to impress. In spite of the promise of honey given by the label, there is very little honey in the taste. The bready and sweet malts are not bad along with the pretzel and orange taste but I won't be drinking this brew again.

Photo of ToddT
2.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L- Slightly hazy copper color with a medium size off white head. Head fades rapidly but leaves some lace on the glass.

S- Faint aroma of honey and citrus.

T- Mild malt and hints of sweet honey, not complex but straightforward from the beginning to the finish. Finish is slightly sweet and clean.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- I was expecting a bit more from this, at 4.0% ABV it could be a session beer but not really interesting enough for me to want another one.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 6/21/13.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and an earthy honey aroma. Taste is much the same with a citrus flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with a decent honey aroma but I am not getting any distinct honey flavors from this one.

Photo of woodychandler
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I do not remember where I picked this up (much like having the clap), but Uinta has hit PA in a big way! The Mormons have a solid foothold and good understanding of where to ship their beer for maximum sales. I drink this in honor of my honey honey, the Old Lady, who is not just a hot number, but also an apiarist, a meadarist, a homebrewer and an all-around Doll. Love ya and miss ya lots.

From the bottle: "Brewed with ORGANIC barley, hops & honey"; "USDA Organic"; "Ale Brewed with Honey"; "For Best Flavor Enjoy in a Glass"; "Brewed with RENEWABLE POWER"; "Earth, Wind and Beer"; "Stung by Uinta Brewing Co.".

I was curious - if an inverted Glug causes beer from a CAN to mimic a cascade, what would happen if I inverted a bottle? Pretty much the same thing, except that it seems to shoot out of the neck of the bottle as though it is propelled by gunpowder! I really had to take drastic action as the head began to rise to the top of the glass much more quickly than anticipated and the cascade was not converting to liquid fast enough. DON'T PANIC! DON'T ANYBODY PANIC! IT'S ALL UNDER CONTROL! or so I told myself, hoping for the best. It actually turned into one of the best pours of my career. I had a dense, tawny finger of head that seemed determined not only to hang in, but also to create some lovely lacing in its wake. Color was the sort of amber in which you see Paleozoic insects preserved along with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the honey-like smell of well-made lagers, but I knew/remembered that this was an ale. Clover honey, perhaps? There was a slightly perfume-y/flowery aspect to the nose. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and limp for the style, not quite flat, but not a lot of carbonation, either. The taste was light, honey-like, but very unobtrusive. Finish had that same spring garden flowery perfuminess to it that I noted on the nose. Now, I am really curious as to what my Honey Honey might think of it as I am sure that she could do better. This needs to be tweaked to bring out the flavors more prevalently. I felt like I was now ready to drink a beer upon finishing this one.

Photo of vkv822
3.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz : Teku
Best By: 06/01/13

Pours an orange hued golden with a foamy white head and light lacing.

Fairly subtle all around. But crisp, clean crackery, grain malt notes with faint sweetness from the honey and malts and a lightly floral character as well.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

A well done blonde ale, good for warm weather. Easy drinking, with an enjoyable flavor profile.

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.36/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: pours a slightly hazy coppery golden/orange with about of finger of white head that does down quick.... Some nice lacing.... Appearance kinda reminds me of honey.

S: I get a lot of dry, doughy bready yeastyness, Grains? And a hint of sweetness. A very mild nose overall.

T: grain, oats, breadiness, a touch of honey on the end, I get a bit of floralness in there too with the organic wild flower honey.

M: medium body with medium sharp carbonation, deffinatly leavs a dryness in the mouth, very light finish, almost pushing watery.

O: this isn't a bad beer, but it's not great either, I wish the honey was kicked up a few notches and that the bready Malts took more of a backseat.... The base beer here is a blonde, btw, like I said not a bad beer but overall I felt it could of been better.
Now that I look back I see this is a 4 percent session beer, I'm not a big session beer guy,
That's probably why I didn't like this so much.... But I suppose for a session beer it's not bad.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.81/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep gold, with a soft cap of white foam. A little fizzy.

S: Very light, some bread notes with a hint of honey, but nothing much.

T: Bready malt, sourdough bread, with a hint of honey, lemon and sugar cane.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, easy to drink.

O: An adequate session beer, but the honey never really makes a huge appearance as I would have liked. Forgettable in the end.

Photo of farrago
3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours close to two fingers of eggshell white microfoam, dissolves rapidly without much dimpling, leaves a thin coating of islands across the surface, curiously the thin lacing sticks in complete sheets down the glass sides and refuses to budge. The liquid is a light coppery orange color, very clear with loosely scattered if active tiny bubbles, very little change around the rims and glass bottom, maybe slight yellowing. The nose is salty and pretzel-like more than honeyed, wheat germ and cut grass, whisper of pressed flowers and orange rind, pinch of cocoa powder, the peach, apricot fruit silently nods when it meets your eye. Medium-bodied, for as dry as it is the carbonation gives it a soft and fluffy mouth feel. The honey a notch higher here, no more, sweetens the lemon to orange citrus and bolsters the yellow apple, peach, apricot fruit, at least through the mid-palate. More wheat and unprocessed grains than green hoppiness. Retains that element of salt with some white pepper too. Balanced with no one part sticking out above the rest, not going to break any new territory but super easy to throw back.

Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This is a light orange color with little head.

Smell - The aroma is very faint, almost undetectable, but is made up light grain and a small whiff of cheap honey.

Taste - The honey comes out more at the taste but it is stale, or maybe it's the grain that's stale. Something is stale and nothing tastes particularly appealing.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with some fizzy carbonation.

Sinkability - I'm a hard sell on a honey blonde lager to begin with and this didn't help the cause. The ingredients came across as cheap and the flavors didn't work well together.

Photo of litheum94
3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden body. Lace white head that fizzles out to a patchy covering with moderate lacing.

Vanilla, cream soda and honey aromas. Earthy and leafy hops on the nose.

Vanilla bean and honey, with some cream soda sweetness, much like the nose. Biscuity malt backbone. Earthy hops on the finish, giving a slight bitterness to the body.

Not much complexity, but very refreshing, especially on a hot day like today. The low ABV makes this a perfect choice to bring to the beach or a BBQ.

Photo of match1112
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: crystal clear body. one finger of white head disappears rather quickly leaving a little lacing.

s: bread, caramel, honey a little lemon and orange.

t: caramel and honey with a big bread flavor.

m: crisp medium to thin body. decent carbonation. a little dry on the finish.

o: decent enough and easy drinkin on a hot summer day.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours amber. Head is minimal. Slight haze. Would have expected this beer to be brighter in color.

S-Smells like a lager infused with honey. It also smells like tea with honey. Sweet with underlying Lager yeast. Not detecting any hops.

T-Nothing truly offensive. Honey isn't really that stressed. Tastes fairly generic. Surprisingly bitter. Could be much worse.

M-Light and bubbly.

O/D-At $11 a six pack (although I only bought a single) this beer is overpriced. I am having trouble finding much to say about this beer.

Photo of horshack7
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It's a clear copper with some brassy hues on top is a light foamy head not much more than one finger.

Aroma: Traces of honey, floral hop, bready malty sweetness with a slight dryness. Minor citrusy notes and a twinge of orange peel.

Taste: Light crisp mouthfeel. Orange peel, spice, bready sweetness, a little bit of drynes. Notes of honey in the back.

Notes: Not too bad decently drinkable definately good for a spring day. Cheers.

Photo of DIM
2.43/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a: This was a bright, clear gold color. It poured with a smallish head.

s: Bicuity malts, some candi sugar, and vaguely medicinal, leafy hops.

t: Bland overall. Biscuits and something sugary up front with a lingering band aid flavor. Honey??

m: Wet and fizzy.

o: False advertising, I found no honey in this very fresh bottle.

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Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.