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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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Reviews: 49 | Hads: 123
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 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 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 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 mikereaser
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light rust orange with 1/4 inch of foam that quickly disappears

S - wheaty aroma with hints of honey as well

T - light malt and a bit of honey along with some orange and lemon flavors as well

M/D - sort of flat and not alot of flavor, but still drinkable, just not my first choice

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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 rowew
2.16/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

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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 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 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 dtivp
2.45/5  rDev -19.7%
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?

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Photo of maddogruss
3/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of horshack7
3/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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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 ToddT
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of microbrewlover
2.81/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of phantomwyse
1.98/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

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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 mpedara429
2.5/5  rDev -18%
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.

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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 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 OMGTheyKilkenny
1.94/5  rDev -36.4%
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.

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Photo of chickenandrice
2.13/5  rDev -30.2%
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

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Photo of pinkham
2.76/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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