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Beasley's Honey White - Fullsteam Brewery

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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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seydou

South Africa

4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, completely blown away.

Pours absolutely beautifully. One of the thicker, more opaque whites that I have had... an awesome deep honey-gold color with lots of foam on top. It looks almost like unfiltered honey.

Smells inviting, but the taste.... wow! Goes down smooth with an initial creamy, citrusy taste. The aftertaste is the magic, though. 15, 30, 60 seconds after drinking, my tongue still feels -- I swear -- fresh cracked black pepper on it. It is so subtle yet distinctive, and I love it.

Great beer. Kicked back 3 on a warm night and went back tonight for more.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 22:58:46 | More by seydou
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Lob

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

05-19-2013 19:46:50 | More by Lob
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

tap

Pours a very very cloudy lemon yellow color with a quarter inch of white fluffy head that retains well.

Smells of citrus and coriander with some light wheaty malt.

Flavor is wheaty malts, coriander and citrus sweetness/tartness, some honey richness, banana esters, and a noticeable bite of ground black pepper.

Medium oaty body with a soft but full carbonation.

This beer combines one of my favorite styles with a lot of experimental elements and pulls it off wonderfully. The classic wit parts of this witbier are top notch, and the honey/oats/black pepper add an interesting and appealing newness. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 23:18:34 | More by Cylinsier
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oberon

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this is the best wit I have ever had,not a style I go to very much... if ever,but this was outstanding.Poured a hazed milky yellow with just a tinge of orange,a lacy white head atop.Clove and lemony citrus dominate the nose along with a lighter coriander,and that blacker pepper note.Fresh wheat malt and citric notes upfront with a shot of black pepper in the back end that really hits pretty good.It's refreshing with a real bite,just fantastic.
5% ABV. per chalkboard at the tasting room.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2012 14:44:02 | More by oberon
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jsanford

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Brewvival 2102. Witbier brewed with pepper.

Poured a hazy yellow with a dense and fluffy white head. Distinctive aromas of wheat, clove, banana, and a good amount of peppercorn. Very clean. Taste is similarly peppery, with a nice Witbier base of wheat, honey, banana, and clove. Loving the pepper, pairs perfectly with the Wit. Crisp and incredibly drinkable, with a light body and good carbonation. Really solid beer, this is a brewery I'd love to visit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 17:25:53 | More by jsanford
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-08-2014 16:06:40 | More by alexm1309
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cant believe this thing isnt on here. Beer made specially to pair with Beasley's chicken.

Definitely the best Fullsteam makes. It pours a very hazy orange with a small head. It smells like a decent Wit, then the pepper. Oh the pepper. I mean, if this thing has a theme, its definitely NC pepper. The base beer is slightly sweet and fruity just like a good Wit should be, but then the spicy pepper comes in and takes over entirely.

Its such a good stand alone beer, and i bet it pairs extremely well with friejd chicken.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2012 01:54:19 | More by VncentLIFE
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blackie

Virginia

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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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2014 04:29:37 | More by FilumDee
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-11-2013 22:25:48 | More by plinythederek
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AGB

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-26-2014 04:30:20 | More by AGB
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-27-2013 20:53:14 | More by BigTrubble
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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.

Serving type: growler

02-27-2013 21:51:13 | More by tdm168
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thehooksman

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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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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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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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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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-16-2013 16:59:35 | More by ncstateplaya
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-25-2012 13:49:46 | More by SlowWideTurns
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-22-2014 17:02:57 | More by MNBeerGeek
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-29-2012 21:27:45 | More by fehrminator
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2014 15:40:34 | More by jaswilson2
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MEW

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2012 19:51:21 | More by MEW
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Beasley's Honey White from Fullsteam Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.