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Hyve Honey Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 3
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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Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -1.3%

RedneckBeerz, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of DIM
2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a: This was a bright, clear gold color. It poured with a smallish head.

s: Bicuity malts, some candi sugar, and vaguely medicinal, leafy hops.

t: Bland overall. Biscuits and something sugary up front with a lingering band aid flavor. Honey??

m: Wet and fizzy.

o: False advertising, I found no honey in this very fresh bottle.

DIM, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Phelps
2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Phelps, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of portia99
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

portia99, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

DerekMorgan, May 08, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
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.

KYGunner, May 11, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

BEERMILER12, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of campfirebrew
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

campfirebrew, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of savagepm
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.63/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

StaveHooks, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of farrago
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

farrago, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BeerOps, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.55/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

vkv822, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of mikereaser
3/5  rDev -1.3%
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

mikereaser, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of match1112
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.

match1112, May 13, 2012
Photo of rowew
2.15/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

rowew, Apr 02, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

rudabegga9, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

jwps214, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of crbnfbr
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

crbnfbr, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of pokesbeerdude
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!

pokesbeerdude, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

kevgod, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of litheum94
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

litheum94, May 19, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
2/5  rDev -34.2%

bluckbeyes, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
2.95/5  rDev -3%
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.

dexterk1, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of drbenderdo
3/5  rDev -1.3%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.