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Bee Tea - Night Shift Brewing

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
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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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

08-24-2013 20:31:19 | More by Gatch
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-22-2013 11:22:21 | More by ComRock12
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asaharyev

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +34.2%

Batch 9, 7-16-13, 8.5% ABV, was told at the brewery that they recently changed the tea they age it on.

Pour: Hazy copper with vigorous, but fading off-white head.

Aroma: Honey dominates the aroma with orange peel and a light hint of pepper. Sweet wheat malt and wildflower as well.

Taste: Nice creamy mouthfeel, sweet malt flavor, with a hint of hop bitterness. The tea flavor becomes apparent toward the end and int he aftertaste. Definitely some rooibos, lemongrass, and green tea in there with a hint of what could be maté. There’s a nice floral note from the tea, as well as undertones of chocolate. I like how the green tea bitterness balances with the hop bitterness. Has a nice finish, very refreshing.

Overall: Night Shift somehow found a way to combine two of my favorite things into one. I’ve had a few beers brewed with tea in the past, and tried homebrewing one myself, and all have disappointed. This one, however, doesn’t. This is the perfect union of tea and beer, and I wish I had more of it. Right now.

08-20-2013 21:13:54 | More by asaharyev
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2013 16:47:14 | More by Cooker_stp
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Timmy13T

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-20-2013 00:01:42 | More by Timmy13T
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-14-2013 23:02:58 | More by ScottP
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dphillips

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2013 11:02:59 | More by dphillips
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scotv

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 00:58:17 | More by scotv
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-04-2013 14:42:24 | More by oldp0rt
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

08-02-2013 23:22:49 | More by Maxwell
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2013 23:08:43 | More by ThrashMaster
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-23-2013 03:36:45 | More by AJ01923
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harrymel

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-18-2013 22:43:17 | More by harrymel
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db12

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-14-2013 23:34:06 | More by db12
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

07-09-2013 05:10:32 | More by Zbeetleman
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-27-2013 23:27:04 | More by DrinkingDrake
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jstilwell

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2013 13:43:41 | More by jstilwell
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judkinst

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-27-2013 01:03:49 | More by judkinst
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tehmogue

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-24-2013 10:56:53 | More by tehmogue
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Shaggy9356

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-23-2013 02:29:59 | More by Shaggy9356
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-22-2013 22:41:21 | More by Janeinma
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halfshell

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-16-2013 16:30:06 | More by halfshell
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2013 20:55:25 | More by Davepoolesque
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

06-14-2013 00:31:03 | More by Rekrule
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-09-2013 02:06:38 | More by Colosdog
Bee Tea from Night Shift Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.