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Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hyve Honey AleHyve Honey Ale

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72
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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 Halcyondays
2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
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 Phelps
2.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Categorized as a light lager, but the bottle says it's an ale brewed with honey. I'm inclined to believe the former.

After the pour, a bubbly white head quickly recedes to froth, but the froth sticks around and leaves some nice lace. A decent amount of bubbles rise up through a perfectly clear liquid the color of...honey, with tinges of dark and light amber at the edges. Actually not a bad looking beer.

Smells of corn, with a grainy sourdough breadiness. Insubstantial.

Biscuity. Extremely light. There's a honey sweetness that hints its presence at first but flitters away at the swallow. Clean finish.

Light mouthfeel, with the liquid leaving a chalky film on the tongue. Bleh.

I bought this one because it was on sale and I was curious. It's drinkable, sure, but in all likelihood I'll never have another. No big loss.

Photo of woodychandler
2.91/5  rDev -5.2%
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 ToddT
2.91/5  rDev -5.2%
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 rhoadsrage
2.95/5  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 dexterk1
2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into Two Brothers pint. Head is nice and pretty thick. Look is pretty good as well with a amber shade.
Odor is almost non-existent. Some sweet maybe but very little.
Taste is very light. A hint of honey sweetness. Mostly some malt and a little grain.
Mouth feel is very light as well. It is not too bad, just light and smooth.
Overall a very light beer. Not really that sweet. Not much to it really.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on 3-17-09.sampled 11-18-09.

A: Poured a honey-orange with a quickly diminishing fizzy stagnant white capping that came and went without much thought, care, or lacing. Clarity was fairly good with a light visible carbonation presence. Ho-hum here move on.

S: Dried honey-comb best describes the opening aroma with sugary cereal grains. The delivery is soft and slightly dry with faint hints of dry hay lingering a bit on the trail.

T: The flavor is overly sweet from the start and continues to stay with you till the very end. Thin in flavor and substance it reminded me of watered down honey with again sweet sugary cereal grains. Flashes of apples and oranges with red grapes add some fruity sweetness as well. Pretty basic and straight forward finishing up with a fresh honey sweetness.

M: watery with a light slickness with a barely distinguishable carbonation. Rather unexciting and perhaps the low point of an otherwise average experience thus far.

D: average per style, I could of gone much lower here overall wise. I would not consider a second glass, nor would I consider buying again. Half way through this beer became uninteresting, was overly sweet and couldn't and wouldn't recommend even as a single purchase.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours a bright medium gold with a +2 finger head of foam.

The smell is like most macro lagers I've had. Some hops, some malt, and a perfumy nose.

The taste is very much of honey along with some sweet malt and a light hop bitterenss.

The mouthfeel is very thin and it has fairly light carbonation.

Drinkability? I won't have any problems drinking the glassful but I wouldn't want to follow it up with another. Just so so.

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -2.3%
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 cyrushire
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mike
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -2.3%
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 crob3888
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of maddogruss
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle fo this from the Cloverleaf Tavern as I continue my travels as a PhD (Professor fo Hops & Drafts)

A: Pours an orange amber body with no significant head to note. No real head retention and minimal lacing until the finish.

S: A slight malt smell, but nothing of great significance.

T: A slight, toffee taste with some honey notes in the aftertaste. Nothing was too evident. As the beer warmd up a little bit, the toffee became a bit more evident in the aftertaste, but nothing too significant.

M: A fairly light bodied and smooth mouthfeel taht made for a crisp adn refreshing lager. Better to be had during the spring adn summer months.

D: A decent mouthfeel and taste combination for the style. Decent beer overall, but nothing overly impressive or robust; pretty average, straight down the middle.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.