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Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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 irishpride
1.75/5  rDev -43%

Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
1.94/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glass.

A- Clear, light amber. Pale golden head.

S- None to speak of. Lager yeast stands out over all other ingredients.

T- VAGUELY sweet on the back of the palate. Typical light lager.

MF- Very mild carbonation bordering on flat, slightly viscous.

D- Again, nothing to write home about. Kudos to Uinta for not over-doing it on the honey, but if not for the bee on the label, you might not even know it's in there. Nothing offensive about it, but for the money, there are many better beers out there. The "organic" gimmick isn't worth much if the product doesn't stack up.

Photo of phantomwyse
1.98/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Like the name implies, pours a vivid honey color with a pathetic head that fizzes away into the atmosphere never to be seen again. Lots of active carbonation.

S: Steamy cooked rice, Corn Flakes, there is a soft undercurrent of honey sweetness, but it's fleeting.

T: Crisp and light. Bud Light without the Bud. Yuengling without the Yueng or the ling. Miller without the time. Really, nothing going on here. Where's the honey? More importantly, where's the beer?

M: Fresh tap water still swirling with the turbulence of having been pressured through plumbing. At least it was clean plumbing.

D: If you want beer, drink beer. If you want water, drink water. Either way, don't drink this.

By the way, I bought this under recommendation of the manager at my local beer store. it's obvious now that he was just trying to push his stock of this stuff, it's laughable. I could run a marathon and then drink this to quench my thirst and replenish carbs.

Photo of bluckbeyes
2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of chickenandrice
2.13/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured clear, honey color with a modest head that goes away quickly without leaving much lace.

S: Biscuity, with a slightly grainy, slightly sweet character.

T: Opens with a little bit of biscuity malt and builds with some sweetness that is joined by a grainy flavor. The honey makes a subtle appearance in the finish.

M: Light body with moderate carbonation.

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

Serving type: bottle

Photo of rowew
2.16/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: OK, my first question is - what is the deal with this brewery, Uintah, and Squatters? How about instead of coming up with more "breweries" you focus on the beer? This is in a 12 oz short bottle, bottled date on the label. No ABV marked, but I'm guessing its low since its from Utah.

Appearance: Pours clear gold color, thin head fades to almost nothing.

Smell: Very light - a bit of honey, some grainy smells.

Taste: Light honey, a bit of cereal grain flavor - but not much else.

Overall impression: Someone forgot the beer .. there is almost no flavor here. Certainly wouldn't recommend it.

Photo of DIM
2.43/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Photo of dtivp
2.45/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a pale amber gold with a very small white head that disappeared very rapidly with zero lacing.

Aroma of light grainy malt and maybe a hint of honey.

Taste followed the nose with the grainy malt, bread and a very slight sweetness from the honey.

Mouthfeel was light body and very light carbonation, a very thin almost watery feel.

Overall I was not impressed, it was easier to drink as it warmed to room temperature. The big question was where was the honey?

Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
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 SkiBum22
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of nichcollins
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of 2neardead
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of mpedara429
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
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 BARFLYB
2.61/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz single bottle within two months of bottling date.

A- Hive pours a light golden color with a thin appearence. A white, light fizzy head trickled down to a film.

S- Smells similar to a macro. Some hop smell with a touch of malt and honey.

T- Very light taste of malt and honey mixed with water. The hops are not doing much for the taste. Taste like a macro.

M- Very thin with a feel of cold water. Kind of a task to actually consume it. A bit of CO2. Not a great feel.

D- I actually got through this but it was not pretty. It's a light lager, what are you going to do?

Photo of vfgccp
2.62/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled 2/23/11, drank 3/29/11

A - Light orange with a large, loosely bubbled head.

S - Light almond, marzipan, touch of honey.

T - Malt, grass, mild caramel. Not much honey.

M - Big fizz up front. Light body. Touch watery. Mild, sweet finish.

O - Not terribly impressed. The honey lent a little to the nose, but not much else.

Photo of campfirebrew
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Maximusmaximus
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of mikehillman
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of JohnnyMc
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of SJbigtuna
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of pinkham
2.76/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. I'll call it a light honey color. Not much of a head and that leaves town quickly. Same with the lacing or lack of.

S. Grainy with a touch of honey, really not much at all.

T. Has a sweet malty thing going on at the start. Has a grainy taste towards and at the end. I never really got nothing more than a bit of honey in passing.

M. Gives you a malty mouthful that seems medium bodied and somewhat sweet.

D. They call this an ale and Beer Adv. has it listed as a light lager.
The later is way closer to the truth. At 4% this is like someone took a big time lager and added some honey. Made it better but not great.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.81/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.