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Bee Tea - Night Shift Brewing

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into teku glass. Bottled 7/16/13. Thanks Kevin!

A: Pours a burnt amber orange color with a couple fingers of fizzy tan head that faded into a fuzzy collar.
S: Lots of spice on the nose. I get scents of peppery yeast, apple juice, green tea, orange, honey, and golden fruits. Smells intriguing.
T: Honey, orange blossom, and peppery spices dominate alongside hints of green tea that is flavorful and still easy to pick out. Wheat base is crisp and grainy. The finish has a fruity quality to it that reminds me of an apple juice blend. The aftertaste is sweet, spicy, and lingering.
M: Medium-full body, tingly and and fuzzy carbonation, fuzzy and mildly drying mouthfeel.
O: Complex and interesting flavor. Green tea, orange, honey and wheat worked well together. Very delicious. Thanks again Kevin!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Batch 4, bottled 5/30/12, ABV 7.1%

A: A really opaque orange pour. Big fluffy light tan head. Fades slowly, leaving nice lacework behind.

S: Decent amount of green tea. Very wheaty with some nice honey too. Refreshing.

T: Green tea up front, which fades into a nice wheaty malt with a hint of honey. Wheat fades and the green tea remains; quite strong and bitter. Finish is pure green tea and it lingers for a long time in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

O: A unique brew. It's a good combination of the green tea, wheat and honey at first. However the second half of the taste is pure green tea. It's like drinking cold, carbonated green tea once the initial flavor fades. Which I suppose would be fine if you love green tea, but I'd like a little more beer in my beer. Better balance would make this tasty and refreshing I think.

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750ml bottle (Batch#1, Bottled on 3/8/12) courtesy of a co-worker. Thanks Don! Poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel stemmed glass. Love the simple design of the label...very cool logo and like the hand written batch information on the label too.

A - Pours out of the bottle with a thick and dirty/muddy appearance to it. In the glass the appearance remains consistent with marginally improved clarity. Quite a bit of haze and sediment in the otherwise pale amber body. Three fingers of dense tan foam shows excellent staying power, slowly fizzling down to the surface leaving behind foamy off-white lacing on the glass.

S - An interesting array of aromas. Green tea is easily noticed up front. Strong notes of lemons give a fresh citrusy kick to the aroma...very faint orange blossom aroma comes and goes only making an impression on non-consecutive whiffs. A muddy and somewhat off smelling yeasti-ness mars the overall effect a bit, but doesn't ruin it. A bit of a spicy saison-like wheaty and more traditional smelling yeasty aroma helps make up for things also.

T - Quite interesting...not really what I was expecting. Very strong malt base that is toasty and biscuity. Orange blossom honey comes thru nicely with a citrus kissed sweetness that works well against the malt. The green tea presses thru all of this and almost takes over the flavor stage. Its seemed like the tea is in the center with the other flavors playing off of it...honey and hints of lemon complement the tea as one would expect. A touch of tartness rounds things out.

M - Well carbonated but not overly fizzy...very fine bubbles give more of a creamy carbonation which I really like. The creaminess seems to bump up the body to a medium level...fuller feeling than the beer probably actually is. Quite herbal, spicy, malty and full of green tea.

O - Very interesting beer. I like the idea of the tea addition, but this might be a bit too intense...too much the center of attention. Instead of complementing, it actually takes over the beer a bit too much. Cut back the tea a little and figure out what the somewhat offputting dirty/yeasty off-flavor and this could be a real winner. Overall a pretty decent beer, definitely drinkable and better for warm weather.

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Bee Tea from Night Shift Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.