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Honey Pilsner - Amherst Brewing Co.

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Honey PilsnerHoney Pilsner

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BA SCORE
83
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amherst Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-08-2003)
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Photo of jlindros
2.68/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tap at the brew pub.

No head thanks to a bad pour by the bartender, clearish tan almost amber like color.

Nose is almost nonexistant slightest hint of sweet malt just a touch of honey i think.

Taste starts a little better but not much, light vienna like fluffy malt and little toast, very little pilsner or lager flavors, alittle munich almost. A bad wierd herbal flavor with earthy plastic-y hops and used to be sweet honey but now tannins and bleh. Not even sure how to describe the bad aftertaste, almost estery herbal slight fusel alcohol like unhappy lager yeast. Dry finish though, little bitterness. Ich

Mouth is lighter bodied little carb which is strange for a draft.

Wtf! Did they friggen lager this at 90 degrees? Ug this would be a drain pour if I wasnt in the restaurant, instead... pounding time! Worst American made pilsner I've ever had I think!

jlindros, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of bluerabbit
3/5  rDev -18.5%

bluerabbit, Jun 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Photo of erosier
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Pours a clear golden yellow woth a short and light white colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet honey, lightly toasted malts, and a nice almost sweet citrisy aroma at the end of the nose.
T: Tastes like the smell except a little more bitter than the nose let on. Sweet toasted malts followed by a slightly less honey flavor and rounded off at the end with a nice bitter finish from the hops and some of the malt.
M: Very fresh, crisp, right amonut of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, Id say this is a session beer for sure.

erosier, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of fitzy84
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the ABC. The beverage had a clear-golden appearance with a medium head which cleared fairly quickly. The aromas had faint honey smells while an equal footing of slight hops were also apparent. The drink is in general pretty sweet but a little too watery. However, the Honey Pilsner does have a decent carbonation allowing it to be pretty refreshing. Overall, its a bit thin but pretty refreshing and lite.

fitzy84, Nov 28, 2007
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap 7/13/07

AP: a sparkling clear honey amber color with a lively look. A small white head is formed when it forst arrives but quickly dissipates to just about nothing.

Nose: honey-sweet malt, dry bread, herbal, musty hop and yeast.

flavor & feel: a light, crisp and clean honey bread flavored malt that is pretty delightful and balanced with a mild musty yeast and a very subtle herbal and simple hop. The finish was rather clean.

DA: I could sit here all day long with this.

GratefulBeerGuy, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of PatandDavid
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was pretty surprised by this one, a pleasant beer to drink. Clear pale gold with a frothy white heaad. Low sweet grainy aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Tastewise pretty smooth with low grainyness (surprise!). There's a touch of sweetness in the finish. Not a wow beer, but inoffensive.

PatandDavid, Jan 30, 2006
Photo of goodbyeohio
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

dark yellow with orange highlights. first pour yields a huge, uncontrollable foam. second pint not so much. perfectly carbonated on a medium level. looks refreshing.

smells sweet, but not particularly honey-esque. taste reminds me of abita golden in its adjunct corn flavor with healthy hop and spice additions. finishes clean and crisp with something of an almond aftertaste. some hop bitter notes come close to affecting the a/t but it doesn't linger. very drinkable and a crowd-pleaser, especially on these 80 degree days.

went well with my meat and potatoes supper. for an adjunct lager, top of the heap. girlfriend says, "tasty".

goodbyeohio, May 12, 2005
Photo of ppoitras
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Presented in a pint glass.

White 1/2" head on top of this golden honey shaded brew. Slight honey aroma. The taste exhibits a crispness expected of a pilsner, yet tempered by honey sweetness, as the brew's name would indicate. An interesting and successful combination, which provides for an excellent mouthfeel and drinkability. Another easy summertime drinker, for sure.

ppoitras, Jun 06, 2004
Photo of kelticblood
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not too impressed with ABC's Honey Pilsner.It had a fake Honey taste too it.A good crisp mouthfeel.The color was a light yellow.Very dry and bitter in the finish.I'm not a fan of Pilsners and this didnt change my mind.I really didnt taste any honey at all,but rather a fake or feeble attempt at a honey flavoring.

kelticblood, Mar 08, 2003
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I sampled this Honey Pilsner at the brewpub.

My overall comment was that this pilsner seemed a bit weak. The color and aroma were average for the style. The taste was OK, but weak. It could have used a bit more body and/or hops. The taste of honey was not obvious. The mouthfeel was decent, but not full-bodied enough. The drinkability was OK, but I wanted more from this pilsner.

UncleJimbo, Jan 08, 2003
Honey Pilsner from Amherst Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.