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

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81
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163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | 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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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-18-2014 22:15:28 | More by RichH55
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-17-2014 19:10:33 | More by Bear1964
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

08-17-2014 17:43:58 | More by TMoney2591
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smithj4

New York

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

08-16-2014 02:05:17 | More by smithj4
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Hootie159

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%

08-15-2014 00:32:30 | More by Hootie159
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-12-2014 00:16:36 | More by DaftPatrick
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-11-2014 02:01:28 | More by jzlyo
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-10-2014 02:23:57 | More by HoistinBrews
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

08-09-2014 01:57:53 | More by superspak
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BaconManic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-06-2014 14:21:32 | More by BaconManic
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-05-2014 00:14:31 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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wiegs4life

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%

This is the first of the style so I have nothing to compare it to. I liked honey a lot so I was really looking forward to this one. The story on how the beer style created also intrigued me. The first thing that stood out to me was the aftertaste, which reminded me of tart tasting mixture. This beer had some caramel i believe, but the citric and honey overpower the smell of it. I enjoyed the beer, but it was not one i would try again. I do want to try more of the style.

08-03-2014 22:32:22 | More by wiegs4life
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roadkill6

Texas

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Serving temp: 41° F

Glassware: Chalice

Appearance: Golden, clear, carbonated with a thin head

On the nose: mild, sweet, honey scent

Taste: Sweet, malty flavor with some honey richness and a very slightly hoppy aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Smooth and a little thicker than a pilsner. Not overly carbonated

Overall: Much milder flavor than I expected; sweet, but not overly so; pairs well with spicy foods like BBQ, TexMex, or Indian food

08-03-2014 00:54:19 | More by roadkill6
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acdcsmith22

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-02-2014 16:32:57 | More by acdcsmith22
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Draesith

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-02-2014 15:59:12 | More by Draesith
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell:citrus hops and honey

Taste: rich honey, toasted malt, and florals

Mouthfeel: medium body, really sweet with slight bitterness at the end, high carbonation

Overall: An above average beer that has nice and deep layers of honey. However, if you do not like honey, this beer offers little else. I would pick this up again, but there are others in the small batch series that I prefer.

08-02-2014 15:25:12 | More by tigg924
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-31-2014 01:17:18 | More by flyers1980
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Hrodebert

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

07-29-2014 01:57:14 | More by Hrodebert
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-24-2014 16:13:29 | More by prisoner1572
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-21-2014 22:46:22 | More by Auror
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Lowseph

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

07-20-2014 06:34:00 | More by Lowseph
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2014 03:13:10 | More by confer
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-19-2014 14:45:45 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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monketeeth

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-19-2014 01:58:11 | More by monketeeth
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-18-2014 00:42:33 | More by StArnoldFan
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Samuel Adams Honey Queen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.