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

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | 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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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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4.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle poured into a Solemn Oath tulip.
7.5% ABV

A - Despite the menacing stare from the Honey Queen herself, this beer looks bright and inviting; Its faintly hazy golden color capped by a tall white head, stirred up by carbonation.

S - Decadent honey aromatics waft from Honey Queen with passion, filling the nostrils with a buzz of spicy clover honey and sweet orange blossom honey before chamomile tea fragrance enters. Sweet malt generates a bready undertone but this beer reminds me far more of a sparkling mead than a beer, which isn't at all a bad thing.

T - Soft and sweet malt coats the tongue with spectacular grace, simply falling away to let the honey flavors swarm the palate with a frenzy of deep spicy and floral fragrance. Exceptional balance of sweetness and spice notes on the finish keep the beer from becoming cloying.

M - Creamy and smooth, Honey Queen has an assertive flavor while remaining delicate, just like the mouthfeel, where the soft entry leads to a semi-sweet finish that's wonderfully balanced and, once again, exceptionally smooth.

O - Honey Queen provides a deep honeycomb labyrinth of flavor, transfixed on the characteristics of the honey added, more so than any other beer brewed with honey I've ever encountered. Almost mead-like, this higher alcohol brew (though its strength isn't even hinted at) is incredibly smooth with floral, spice, and orange citrus complexities tying the whole brew together in one exceptional drinking experience!

BeerFMAndy, Jun 10, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +12%

npala86, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

SD-Alefan, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

DaftPatrick, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

tigg924, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Meyers1023, Sep 04, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thick white head. A lot of carbonation and thick lacing.

Smell: Light floral scent with wheat, hops, and honey.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and sweet honey. Some floral notes.

Overall: Good brew and I respect it, but this one is just not for me.

Cavanaghty, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Janeinma, Jun 30, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rich golden in color with excellent clarity. A half inch thick rocky white head rests on top. Aroma of chamomile and sweet honey. The flavor is of floral chamomile and dry,yet gently sweet honey. The mouthfeel is dry and there's a warming sensation in the mouth. There's more honey in the fade,but the sweetness is strained.

Franziskaner, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Trashcat, Nov 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

JMS1512, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

DCHritz, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Drpfpbuck, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

marmstrong1212, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

tdm168, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

socon67, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

prototypic, Jun 14, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%

ordybill, Oct 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

jheezee, Jul 17, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent gold with one finger of pearl white head. Nice viscosity, minimal lacing & head retention

S: Honey crisp apples & white grapes, pears & floral notes. These kind of trail off as this warms

T: Pears, honey, white grapes & dryness up front, faint herbal/medicinal notes. More honey & white grapes, faint herbal bitterness as this warms. Finishes dry, sweet & with white wine characteristics, to include a little woodyness

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation

Drinkable enough, but was looking for more depth of flavor; worth a try, but not one I would buy again. Props to Sammy for trying this venerable old style on a large scale, maybe only the second or 3rd of this style I remember trying

russpowell, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Hardcore, Jun 16, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Honey Queen brewed by Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). This brew has a ABV of 7.50% Before we get to the review this is my first Braggot brew. The brew pours out a cloudy amber color with nice white head. I'm going to say this brew is unfiltered. The smell is rich with sweetness and grains. There is a hit of spices in the smell of this brew. The taste is sweet like honey. There is also some grains and malts at the end. Honey Queen goes down smooth with no bad after taste. This brew has a nice balance to it ,there is nothing overpowering in this brew. Samuel Adams did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again, it was better than what I was expecting. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5.

nicholas2121, Oct 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

kingskot, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 10, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice deep gold with a frosty and yogurty white head that lasts a long time. Smell is clean and fresh. Nice clean floral and sweet beer with a nice honey sweetness at the finish. I did not think I was going to enjoy this but was very pleasantly surprised. A very good beer.

Richardbeerlover, Jul 12, 2014
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Samuel Adams Honey Queen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.