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Beasley's Honey White - Fullsteam Brewery

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Beasley's Honey White
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85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Fullsteam and Chef Ashley Christensen, brewed specifically for her newest venture, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey (Raleigh, N.C.). This unfiltered white ale is brewed with toasted Tellicherry black pepper, North Carolina honey, and North Carolina oats. It's specifically crafted to pair with Beasley's signature honey-drizzled fried chicken and, in North Carolina, is only available on-tap at Beasley's and Fullsteam. If you happen to find yourself fresh out of honey-drizzled fried chicken, you’re not out of cluck...this unfiltered ale is delicious on its own or paired with light meats, salads, cheese, or spring vegetables.

(Beer added by: VncentLIFE on 04-22-2012)
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Reviews by wedge:
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wedge

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Fullsteam

Hazy pale yellow with a fluffy white head and some nice lace on the glass. Aromas of fresh cracked wheat, floral notes, clove, and light coriander. Peppery wheat, mild banana, clove, and citrus flavors. Soft, dry, and well carbonated. Finishes with a distinctive peppery quality on the tip of the tongue. Quite tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2012 02:23:41 | More by wedge
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at GBDrink, Washington, DC

A: The beer is hazy light pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with some flavors of wheat and honey but is mostly dominated by flavors of peppery spices; these particularly stand out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: With all of the peppery spices, I felt that this beer tastes more like a hybrid between a witbier and a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2014 01:43:53 | More by metter98
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-05-2014 15:15:41 | More by danfix99
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-03-2014 01:09:39 | More by MacQ32
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Petey9790

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't read the description when I first tasted the beer so the pepper hit me pretty hard. The color was a light gold just like honey and the smell was the same as expected from the color. Easy drinking beer with a kick at the end! The pepper doesn't show up until the after taste and it's just one more element to keep you going back for another sip. I would love to try this with Beasleys fried chicken soon living in the Raleigh area myself.

Serving type: growler

12-08-2013 23:38:12 | More by Petey9790
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-04-2013 02:04:02 | More by IPAchris
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-12-2013 01:31:36 | More by jak
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who knows why this beer works but it does. Oatmeal and honey makes sense, but honey and pepper together? It is definitely a unique brew. The nose is all pepper and spice. The flavor begins the same way, then reveals the sweetness of the honey. There is a lingering yeast flavor that reminds of a lager or cream ale. The mouthfeel is well carbonated but finishes smooth. I can't comment much on the appearance as this was from a growler poured into a wheat glass. All the sediment was in the bottom of the growler and difficult to stir up, so I didn't get the haziness an unfiltered should have.

Serving type: growler

07-28-2013 03:27:34 | More by thehooksman
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North Carolina

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California

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this one a couple times now, including back when it was called R&D something or other

a: draft at the brewery served in a weizen glass, heavily hazed golden in color, totally opaque, topped with a nice layer of bone white carbonation

s: a nicely structured nose with a base blend of clean wheat and pale malts with an evident sweetness, big bready yeasts and some fruit/spice output, lemon, grassy hops, nice black pepper, good stuff

m: light and well carbonated, lively mouthfeel with a slight creaminess

t: a clean wheat palate with some light barley sugars, heavy yeast, mild notes of fresh black pepper, lemon citrus, a little bready and sweet, drying somewhat into the finish

o: really liked this one, personally - I dig a heavily yeasted wit, and pepper is an awesome compliment to the right ale

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2013 03:07:58 | More by blackie
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - golden with a some carbonation rising to the top; thin, white head that fades to w thin lacing quickly

S - the nose reminds me of a Belgian Pale Ale with it's belgian yeast funk and esters

T - honey, pear, apple, some belgian yeast funk, some husk, some spice in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, warm, crisp, well carbonated

This is an odd beer. It doesn't have the spice character I would expect from a witbier and it has a dominant yeast character that I expect from a BPA or SBPA. The honey however is a great addition. It adds a bit of sweetness to the flavor and definitely adds body. The honey works well with the fruity esters that come through. Overall, this is a solid beer. I don't think I'd call it a Witbier, but nonetheless it'll excite Belgian beer fans.

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Beasley's Honey White from Fullsteam Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.