Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hyve Honey AleHyve Honey Ale

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
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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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 48
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Photo of dexterk1
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
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 OMGTheyKilkenny
1.94/5  rDev -37%
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 IronCitySteve
3.09/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

Photo of dtivp
2.45/5  rDev -20.5%
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 vfgccp
2.62/5  rDev -14.9%
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 pinkham
2.76/5  rDev -10.4%
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 portia99
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of chickenandrice
2.13/5  rDev -30.8%
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 mikereaser
3/5  rDev -2.6%
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

Photo of Phelps
2.84/5  rDev -7.8%
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 maddogruss
3/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
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 pokesbeerdude
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

Photo of goblet
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
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..

Photo of msubulldog25
3.08/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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 brentk56
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
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

Photo of phantomwyse
1.98/5  rDev -35.7%
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 Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Photo of BARFLYB
2.61/5  rDev -15.3%
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 rowew
2.16/5  rDev -29.9%
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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