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Bee Tea - Night Shift Brewing

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Bee TeaBee Tea

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 118
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 15%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mlazzaro on 03-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Gatch
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ABV: 8.5% Batch #: 9 Bottled on: 7/16/13 Dude at the brewery mentioned they used a new type of loose leaf tea.

A: Hazy and opaque, deep orange-brown with shades of copper. I like to think it's burnt sienna. Big, fluffy, pillowy, off-white head that settles into some good lace and a bit of retention.

S: Very herbal. Spicy, malty, rich, earthy, sweet, brown sugary, and definitely some loose leaf tea. But I also get some soy sauce and cured meats with a bit of smoke. Hmmmm...

T: Similar to the nose. Strong but balanced flavors that I really enjoy. Top notch for the style. Very little booze shows up. And you can discern the wheat. There's also a very slight hint of the orange peel and some honey. But maybe it's because I knew to look for them?

M: Rich, smooth, sweet, properly carbonated, and so easy to drink. I'd even call it refreshing. Can be a bit cloying after a while, though.

O: Perfect for drinking anytime but it really stands out to me as a fall brew. The flavors and the body call for a bit cooler weather. An outstanding beer by itself but even better for the style.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the brewery on September 8th, 2012.

This beer was amber in colour with a hint of orange and an off-white head that settled quickly. The smell was very sweet and floral with a nice earthiness to it and hints of orange peel. The taste was pretty in-line with the smell... A slight sweet and citrus flavour initially, finishing with a jasmine tea earthiness. Very refreshing.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of dadonabike
2.23/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Batch #6, Bottled 7/10/12;

Poured with a beautiful head: long lasting and nice lacing, but very cloudy/muddy looking. No shaking or stirring, just really muddy.

Smells nice; a bit sour as expected with a wheat beer, bit of floral from citrus and honey and a note of the tea but not much hops, also a touch of bubble gum.

Mostly sour and astringent tastes, not much malt, as you would expect but it lacks the spiciness I was hoping for. Tastes like over brewed tea and citrus pith.

The body and carbo are right on the money.

Drinkable: OK, doesn’t taste as though it is 8.4%, but really not what I was hoping for.

Over all, very disappointed, I was hoping for a spicy and zesty Belgian wheat beer. The flavors seem kind of muddy: distracting from each other rather than complimenting each other.

I remembered the name from an Edible Boston article, I love the local aspect and I love wheat and wit beers. Honey tea wheat ale seemed right up my alley and I was hoping for a special occasion beer. This is not it for me. It could be a poor batch and I will certainly try other beers of theirs but I will not recommend this beer to friends.

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Bee Tea from Night Shift Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.