Bitto Honey - Prism Brewing Company
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.41/5 rDev -2%
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
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: copper in color with a 1" head that lasts a while. Some mild lace painted the glass during the session.
Smell: light malt sweetness and a bit of hop presence.
Taste: nice malty base with some slightly earthy tones, slight honey sweetness, and a moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Short lasting aftertaste.
Overall: a very drinkable and mildly refreshing ale that comes across as a hoppier than average amber or a lesser hoppy IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
08-09-2013 18:34:52 | More by Gavage
Bitto Honey from Prism Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.