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Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hyve Honey AleHyve Honey Ale

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 2
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:
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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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

04-08-2014 09:02:44 | More by crbnfbr
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

05-08-2013 04:55:36 | More by DerekMorgan
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Wrex68

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

08-18-2013 21:33:51 | More by Wrex68
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

03-26-2012 01:40:29 | More by DerwinWentworth
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

06-10-2013 22:52:51 | More by goldenM13
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jacobdensford

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

07-28-2012 21:45:11 | More by jacobdensford
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

04-18-2014 20:15:51 | More by rudabegga9
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

04-18-2014 04:59:16 | More by BEERMILER12
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

07-03-2013 01:15:22 | More by ColdWaffles
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Hophead420

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

04-11-2013 05:42:05 | More by Hophead420
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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

04-22-2012 00:15:17 | More by Aewachiw
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jdwilliamson79

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

06-21-2014 15:37:44 | More by jdwilliamson79
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:40:09 | More by TheBullsHorn
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match1112

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.14/5  rDev +3.3%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.11/5  rDev +2.3%
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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +2%
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%
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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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 02:00:13 | More by msubulldog25
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Rivenin

Oregon

3/5  rDev -1.3%

06-28-2013 21:56:10 | More by Rivenin
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 23:30:41 | More by KYGunner
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cyrushire

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-08-2014 05:06:09 | More by cyrushire
Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.