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Beasley's Honey White - Fullsteam Brewery

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Beasley's Honey White
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
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:
Beer added by: VncentLIFE on 04-22-2012

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.
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 11
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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.

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3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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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.

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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

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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
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 37 ratings.