Bitto Honey - Prism Brewing Company
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.41/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a Yards pint glass. Just brought this beer into my store as I like to support local breweries.
AP: This one poured with a lot of head. Thick dense foamy head, nearly 4 fingers worth. Finally got it down to about 1.5 fingers of off white to light tan coloured head. The liquid itself is a dark rusty amber to light brown, though doesn't seem hazy.
AR: Like multi-grain baked bread, biscuit, caramel and honey. By honey I mean the darker types, not the lighter types. People who have had different types of honey should know what I mean by that. Also some very faint notes of citrus, like lemon/lime, reminiscent of Sprite or 7UP.
T: The honey is there throughout the taste of the beer, from start to finish. At the start I get a little of the lemon/lime I got in the nose, but that gives way quickly to the baked multi-grain bread and cracker-like notes. Then the honey mixes with some caramel before the hops comes into the fold. The hops and honey wrestle for dominance and they are pretty even as there's both sweet and bitter on my tongue. The hops profile is rustic, Earthy, slight resiny pine with a tiny hint of grapefruit rind. Leaves a nice bitter kiss on the palate after the sweetness washes away. Not bad.
M: Highly carbonated which makes it rather creamy in the mouth. Body seems light for a 6.5% ABV Amber/Red Ale, though. Finish is semi-dry.
OV: An interesting brew. The best part for me was when the hops came into play and balanced the sweetness of the honey and then lingered on the palate. Body was too light to me and maybe if it had more toasty/roasty notes to the malt base it would add some complexity to the overall flavour. Still, it's decent and I'd gladly accept one at a party or tailgate, etc. Worth trying, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2013 00:49:14 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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3.56/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Coppery orange pour produces a monstrous 3 inch beige head that had a shrooming cap. Incredible head retention is lengthy in stay with a moderate rise of carbonation along the glass edge. There seems to be sprinkled cinnamon both on top and mixed in to the head. Covering is fully lasting while there is a generous amount of chunky lace adhering to the vessel walls.
S: Aroma of fresh wet citrus and honey. Surprising amount of fresh aromatic hoppiness with some sugar coated grapefruit and saffron.
T: Loads of freshly squeezed citrus and lemon lime. Saffron, sweet upfront, wet and juicy citrusy hoppiness that is dripping wet turning to a bittering of pine and citronella. Some dry lemon with some peppery herbaceous hints. Pine-scotch alcohol from the 6.7% abv with some complimentary alcohol notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and woodsy additions.
M: Honey malt depth to the mouthful, decent rate of carbonation with a good deal of bittering on the tongue.
O: Overall had an aroma that was fresh and wet with a good bite of honey and hop bitterness mixed together. Nice aromatic appeal, flavor was decent, good honey balance without being overdone and delivered on the bitterness factor. would go single here at first.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 00:29:47 | More by beerthulhu
Bitto Honey from Prism Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.