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Bee Tea - Night Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mlazzaro on 03-26-2012)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
Photo of Maxwell
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a pink-brown with orange highlights. The beer pours with a nice big head of medium sized, pebble-like, creamy yellow bubbles. The head leaves a lacing of small splotches along the side of my glass. In body, the beer is hazy and dark, sort of like a tea, which makes sense since tea was added to this beer… On the nose, the beer smells of sweet honey with a grassy, herbal flourish to the nose. Orange peel bitters and a touch of mint also come into the nose, buoyed by faint, caramelly malt with a touch of Belgian esters. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet with bitter, tannic touch on the sides and a slight tart pucker from the citrus. In flavor, the beer begins bitter with hops, but then opens into creamy honey with accents of citrus that build into bitter orange peel in the finish. Tannic green tea slides across the middle palate and the finish is sweet with honey, citrus, and a light minty herbal flavor. Candied caramel malt sits below everything else as a nice base to the beer. There is a light booziness to the beer, which blends well with the other flavors. Aftertaste is light and herbal. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of medium in body, with a prickly carbonation that works to scrub away the heavier sweetness in the beer, while not harming the tongue at all. The mouth is left with a light scrim of stickiness, dry and begging for more drink. Overall, this is a terrifically complex beer that marries its ingredients nicely. A true summer delight.

Maxwell, Aug 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

standardcherry, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

NilocRellim, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Janeinma, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

b2hogan, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of dadonabike
2.18/5  rDev -39.4%
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.

dadonabike, Sep 29, 2012
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Bee Tea from Night Shift Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.