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Samuel Adams Honey Queen - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Braggot |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Braggot--ale brewed with honey, chamomile & natural flavors

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-28-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

ntorch, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Beer_lover89, Sep 13, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

MikeB_, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

tdm168, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Meyers1023, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Yodo, Sep 01, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

Dewback4, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Dewsby, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

beaulabauve, Aug 27, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

skaboom420, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

kmahe, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

appearance: Crystal clear light gold. Messy swath of white head and lacing. Pretty brew.
smell: Floral notes, light honey, a bit of spice.
taste: a little sweetness, and honey.
overall: Nice enough, a little bit of a lightweight.

cindyjeffsmith, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured a nice bright golden copper with a thick white head the subsided to lacy sticky strands.

Smells like sprite. Oddly sweet with lemon lime.

Tastes sweet and rich with a golden honey taste. Floral cherry blossoms with an odd warm cinnamon nutmeg finish. Slight tanginess.

Mouthfeel is okay. Finishes with a mouth coating oily feeling despite a meager attempt at a crisp finish. Needs a bit more bittering to hammer it home.

Weird beer. A bit too sweet with some fascinating flavors. It seemed like an okay concept, but I needed a bit more on the finish to really hammer it home.

constantine_272, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Stagga_Lee, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

RichH55, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Bear1964, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Served from tap in a snifter at Beelow's.

Inquiring into the new, as-yet-unmarked tap at the bar, I was told it was a mead beer. I ordered it forthwith, knowing too well how rare braggots are at bars. This one pours a clear golden brass topped by a half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises flowers, chamomile, light nutmeg, sweet cereal grains, light dried honey, and sweet white wine grapes. The taste brings in more of the same, the flowers, honey, chamomile, and grapes shining through and combining fairly well. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mildly syrupy feel. Overall, a rather enjoyable braggot, one of the better "experimental" beers Sam Adams has put out in recent memory.

TMoney2591, Aug 17, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

smithj4, Aug 16, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -11.5%

Hootie159, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DaftPatrick, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jzlyo, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

HoistinBrews, Aug 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, orange peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of honey, pale malt, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, orange peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, pear, citrus peel, honey, bread, chamomile, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of honey, pale malt, and spice flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice braggot style. All around good complexity and balance of honey, pale malt, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

BaconManic, Aug 06, 2014
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Samuel Adams Honey Queen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.