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Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hyve Honey AleHyve Honey Ale

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49 Reviews
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Reviews: 49
Hads: 123
Avg: 3.05
pDev: 23.28%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of mactrail
4.11/5  rDev +34.8%
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.

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Photo of dikebrewery
4.08/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So I see that this has a 3.03 overall rating! Well I'll do my part to help boost that. A few weeks back early October 2015 I heard Uinta was making a batch of hyve. Odd because it's out of season. Well I was at there facility today picking up a couple of bottles of jack be nimble for Halloween and asked about the new batch of hyve. He said the just finished it and he would run in back and get me a six pack if I wanted. Of coarse I did. So this is a really fresh batch of hyve. Beautiful color smells and taste of flowers and honey. I love it. Very refreshing even as the weather is turning cold. Thanks Uinta.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - An aggressive pour displays a 1/2 inch white head that leaves pretty nice streaks of lacing. The body is an amber hued gold

S - Soapy grain, lager yeast, honey coated cereal.

T - Sweet cereal with honey edges. Reminds my of honey combs cereal. Sugary tea tannins as well as a touch of hops on the end. Finishes crisp and slick.

M - Light to medium bodied, good carbonation.

Honey is very present. Overall this is a really tasty brew, especially for the style. The finish could have been better though.

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Photo of ordybill
3.57/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler. GA.
Aroma- Has a sweet honey scent with some malt
Appearance- Pours a clear orange color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a sweet honey flavor mixed with malt and has a slight bitter finish.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A pretty unique beer, not awesome but pretty good. Well worth a try.

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Photo of vkv822
3.54/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean/clear golden orange color, nice carbonation, little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing. The nose is malty, slight hop, spices. The taste is sweet, malty, slight hop, with some spice's. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this would make a good summer brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

maybe a bit underrated on here. pours a deep golden honey color thats darker than expected. nose of sweet clover honey and crisp hops. flavor is similar to the nose, with the honey really popping out and the light malt profile keeping it around in the mouth for awhile. a bit of wheat in the flavor as well. feel is good, maybe a little bit flat, but very refreshing and drinkable. i has this in park city utah very shortly after a red rock honey wheat, and this one was exponentially better, with greater depth and feel. overall not an amazing beer, but a good outside drinking beer on a sunny spring day. would order this again if it was available in colorado, but i havnt seen this one around yet.

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Photo of farrago
3.46/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
3.36/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of goblet
3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

got a six pack of bottles from a local liquor shop and pour one out into a pint glass

a nice lite slightly murky copper orange color with very little carbonation and a thin white foam head that leaves nice lace.

a rather mild aroma with a bit of grains some malt sweetness and honey .

the taste is creamy malt and honey with a touch of some matallic flavor .

medium body and creamy feel on the palette ,it coats your mouth with the mild sweet taste of ,of course honey.

an fairly easy to drink honey lager.honey lagers are a good style and this ones not a bad one to get if you can.cheers..

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Photo of portia99
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a thin and watery looking pale amber color. A thin cap of foam lingers briefly and drops to a soda-ish fizzy collar of bubbles.

S - A touch sweet, honey touches. Very grainy, yeasty bread dough like aromas. Hops are secondary here...no real presence in the aroma.

T - Soft, honey sweetness, grainy and bready as in the aroma...really gives me the impression of liquid bread. Hop flavor is barely there...what is there is a touch on the fruity side with a very mild bitterness.

M - Smooth but tingly all over the tongue with a light intensity carbonation in combination with the thinnish body. Very soft feeling.

D - Can't say that this one is anything special or worth writing home about, but it is infinitely drinkable. This goes down easier than water and could be had all day long. A summer lawn mower beer if there ever was one.

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Photo of litheum94
3.27/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.26/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of match1112
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this a few trades ago from Wasatch. 12oz bottle.

A: Light gold in color with a few copper tones, off white head that built up almost as fast as it disappeared, about a quarter or an inch reduced down to a few bubbles here and there. Excellent clarity. Not a bad looking beer.

S: Pale malts, and a bit of honey, not much else really. Pretty light in the nose, as I imagine it will be in the mouth as well.

T: Honey, and a little bit of grain, some banana like flavors in there as well. Pretty light in the flavor department. Lives up to the name as there is a definite honey note. Pretty fair.

M: A little thicker than I had expected, and lightly carbonated, finishes fairly dry. Okay, but nothing stellar.

D: Easy drinking beer, and definitely sessionable, while not the most flavorful beer it is definitely an easy one to drink. Pretty fair.

Thanks John!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.14/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear. may I say, honey color with a modest head that fritters away quickly without leaving much lace

Smell: Biscuity, with a slightly grainy, slightly sweet character; not much to it

Taste: Opens with a little bit of biscuity malt and builds with some sweetness that is joined by a grainy flavor; after the swallow, the honey makes a fleeting appearance, and the flavor fades

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink, particularly if you are looking for a thirst quencher and nothing else

Thanks, Wasatch, for the opportunity

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of Uinta's Four+ Series, this is a "Honey Stung Ale".

A: Pours a orangish yellow color with a small foam head with some spotty lacing left down the side of the glass.

S: Mostly some light honey, bready malts and a slight undertone of citrus hops.

T: Starts off slightly bitter, mostly from the citrus hop flavors. The honey becomes more prevelant in the middle and on the back end supplying a nice smooth back bone.

M: A little bitter and a little sweet taste left on the palate. A light bodied beer.

O: Never had honey in a pale ale before but it worked for the most part. Not overly complex but worthy of a try.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz. bottle, received last week from Utah beer pimp Wasatch; poured to a pint glass. Bottled on: 03/17/09. Simple, yet sophisticated, label design is a real eye-catcher: I've had beers brewed with honey, but one dubbed 'Honey Stung Ale' is a first. Cute.

A: Gently hazy sunshine-orange, without a trace of irony let's call it 'honey'-colored. Steady streams of tiny carbonation, clinging larger bubbles hug the glass much like a soda pour does. Decent head, nearly a finger of whitish cream. Sagging blotches of lace.

S: Faint 'lager' aroma; modest bread, hint of spice, whiffs of tinny metal. Grassy, flowery in between.

T: Grainy and doughy malt, dancing between a not-as-sweet-as-expected honey and a vaguely 'pilsner' spiced dryness. Hay/grass, the mildest tartness. Nothing terribly defining/memorable about this one, but nothing offensive either.

M: Begins crisp enough then turns overly starchy, almost pasty. Thinner body, but then I've come to expect that from some of these 4% Utah brews. Mellow carbonation.

D: Innocently drinkable, refreshing and light. Flavor is balanced, though body is thin - making the type of beer that's easy enough to drink, but makes one question: why? Glad to have a try, a 'lawnmower'-type beer if there ever was one...thanks for sending, John.

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Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.