Bumbled - Dave's BrewFarm
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zeledonia:
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
From the label: "This is a well-hopped American Ale that emanates subtle honey flavors. Also includes a healthy dose of Magnum, Chinook, and Amarillo hops for balance. 8.5 ABV" Growler picked up 4 days ago at the BrewFarm, bottled 2/8/14. Tasted 20 February 2014.
Pours 98% clear orange amber, with a light reddish tone. One finger off-white head, good retention and lacing. Pretty.
Smell is excellent. The honey and hops are delicately balanced, allowing a juicy tangy sweetness and herbal brightness to mingle. The honey gives it a depth that reminds me of the character some barrel-aged beers take on.
Taste has more of the honey, a little less of the hops, which leaves it just a touch sweeter than I'd like. But I'm really liking it. It's balanced, potent, and subtle at the same time. The alcohol rears up a bit in the back, combining with the honey for a surprising wallop.
Feel is interesting. Medium-bodied and sugary, feeling more like a barleywine than a pale ale due to those residual sugars (I think). Fortunately there's enough carbonation to keep it bouncy and vibrant.
Dave makes some a huge range of tasty and unique beers. This one is high up on my favorite list of his concoctions. The dance of the honey and hops makes for a really tasty, well-balanced, and drinkable beer.
Serving type: growler
02-21-2014 04:48:27 | More by zeledonia
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4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dave's BrewFarm Bumbled
Don't remember exactly what Dave told me about this one, but it had something to do with honey, bees, flowers,...other than that, I've got nothing else. Gonna just open it up and dive right in.
Clear, pale crimson, deep amber coloring, prodigious foaming, creamy-white, lacy and lovely.
Aroma: sweetness, minor hops, nice and malty, and, yeah, I can pick up on the honey.
Taste: a little fire, here, but just a taste. Very smooth, bright, fruity malt is forward, and hops are hidden, as is alcohol, unless these are famous last words. Don't I wish I had all kinds of info at my disposal, like what yeast or malts, or hops went in? Sure, but, whatever it was, the result is easy drinking and awesome-tasting.
A new sensation comes through, it's the rise of the alcohol, very warming. Getting sweeter and delicious-er, as well. Some chocolate chiming in. How about that?
Serving type: growler
03-10-2011 04:13:26 | More by feloniousmonk
Bumbled from Dave's BrewFarm
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.