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Apiarius - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 40
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 31.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: metter98 on 05-28-2012

Apiarius is not a sweet beer, though it is brewed with a generous charge of honey from our own hives (or from our neighbors when we run out). We achieve a a crisp, dry pale ale from sweet beginnings by fully fermenting all the sugars-this yields a satisfying but muted maltiness, a refreshing hop character, and a captivating honey-flower aroma and finish.
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3.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Gem and Keystone, Shawnee On Delaware, PA

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin, white head that gradually died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of floral hops and honey in the nose along with some notes of pale malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has floral flavors from the hops, which impart a slight amount of bitterness. There are some hints of honey towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer makes a pale ale a lot more interesting due to the addition of honey, but the honey aromas and flavors are subtle so as not to detract from the drinkability.

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Photo of mkrass
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A thanks goes out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is almost nonexistent. Some very light honey and malts. Taste is mild hops, a touch of bitterness, honey, a bit of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bourbonbock
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clean pint of this from a growler I picked up last night.

A. Light straw body with little to no head visible and slight carbonation bubble rising to the top.

S. Smell like a nice light beer and a clean fresh yeast aroma and malts.

T. This is a rather bland beer but has a nice body and is very refreshing slight flowery palate and a clean finish.

M. LIght and smooth. It carries the "cold" to your tastebuds very well. I don't know if this would be very good if the temperature goes up.

Overall I would have one or two of these but would go for the shawnee porter anyday.

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Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Pav5069
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of IPAchris
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Rifugium
2.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a clear, golden yellow with a thin layer of bubbly white head that quickly receded to a ringlet. Aroma is pretty distant, toasted grains, floral, vegetal hop presence. Underwhelming on the palate as well, grainy, cardboard, floral and herbal hops with a moderate bitterness, and a dollop of honey in the finish that was nice but seemed almost misplaced considering the other factors of the beer overall. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, light-medium body, pretty crisp, with lower carbonation, aftertaste is dry and somewhat metallic. In a world of great APAs, this one just failed to impress.

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Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JonathannRobert
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of justincourts
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of DSlim71
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of johng90
4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of facesnorth
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a mellow brew made with honey from their own farm. Honey is there, but not overpoweringly so. Grain tones are there as well. Pretty easy to drink, though I could stand with a toned down grain character and a bit more honey. Nice way to start things off.

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Photo of ahbaggins
2/5  rDev -37.7%

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Apiarius from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
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