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Gray's Honey Ale - Gray's Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gray's Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brakspear on 01-11-2003

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

whats up with the low score here? a fresh blonde honey beer with a huge floral honey nose, clover and wild flowers, but not all that sweet in the taste. maybe a little overly malty on the front end, not that its sweet or heavy, but that it loses some of the delicate feel that the nose has, really summery and alive. the malt weighs it down a bit, as does the lack of carbonation, but the beer tastes really nice, and at under 5% abv is extremely sessionable. bold honey flavors, raw and waxy almost, really vibrant. i would scale the grain back just a little bit and ramp up the carbonation, and this thing would really sing. still, a nice refreshing summer brew that features the honey really well. sometimes when yeast eats honey theres a weird common flavor that i never really like in the finish, but the honey remains true in this one, and the finish is great.

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.6/5  rDev +22.4%

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1/5  rDev -66%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Lemke10
2.87/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This pours a clear, pale amber color with a slight, white head. There isn’t much to the scent other than some hints of grain and honey. The taste is fairly average but does have a decent honey taste that is better than Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss. The texture is pretty watery with very little carbonation. Clean and refreshing, but nothing mind blowing.

Photo of edcusp
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jsisko01
3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pours a nice clear golden color with a thin head that dissipates instantly, leaving a creamy lacing.

Smell - Honey, a lot of malts, and grains.

Taste - Very malty a bready throughout.. It's very watery with a subtle sweetness, surprisingly. These type of beers are usually overkilled with sugar. I feel like the honey might make me a little sick if I drink this whole beer though.. But maybe I just don't like honey as much as others out there. There is also somewhat of a metallic flavor there, like the kind you get when drinking from a can. -- No hops or bitterness seem to be present --

Mouthfeel - Watery with medium carbonation.

Overall - It's an easy beer to drink on but it seems kind of low in quality to me..

Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kristenrae8
3.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just picked this up for pre-thanksgiving cooking. I'll admit it, I thought the angry bubble bee was cute and was looking for something lower in the ABVs so I can drink and cook Thanksgiving Day goodness and not get to buzzy. (no pun intended)

A: Clear pale yellow, straw color. Quickly disipating frothy head, no lacing.

S: Floral and Wheat and Honey.

T: Sweet & Subtle. This is a tame beer to introduce to those who are brand loyal to the big box brands. I like honey, blonde and cream ales - so it's up my alley. It's a beer the novice can enjoy, without being scared.

M: Fizz and then a little thin. Perhaps a little watery - but it was just fine super chilled (fridge to freezer for 15 minutes)

O: Overall, I'll finish the 6 pack. I'd buy it in a pinch - or if it was on sale, but it's not going to be my all time favorite. It would probably be a great summer beer.

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jimmah120
3.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with no date into pint

Look is a very pale and clear yellow with almost no head. Smell is light wheat and honey. Taste is pale malt, wheat, grain, almost no honey to speak of, just a slight overall sweetness. Feel is light with a little bready thickness.

Very average brew with light honey characteristics. Not too much to note here, if you're looking for something simple this would be a great choice.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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Gray's Honey Ale from Gray's Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.