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Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

Hyve Honey AleHyve Honey Ale

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 12.87%


Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium-bodied golden ale is brewed with local wildflower honey.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 03-20-2009)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 01:05:56 | More by brentk56
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 10:52:57 | More by IronCitySteve
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.11/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 03:58:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.14/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:08:01 | More by Darkmagus82
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:15:29 | More by dbrauneis
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 04:11:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 22:35:11 | More by pokesbeerdude
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match1112

Illinois

3.23/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 18:36:17 | More by match1112
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 01:46:30 | More by portia99
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litheum94

California

3.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 19:39:16 | More by litheum94
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goblet

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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..

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 22:31:25 | More by goblet
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 23:13:10 | More by PeterIngemi
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 22:27:30 | More by jdhilt
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farrago

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 03:58:02 | More by farrago
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 19:32:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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Wasatch

Utah

3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2009 21:44:14 | More by Wasatch
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vkv822

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 08:16:42 | More by vkv822
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 21:48:29 | More by StaveHooks
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Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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