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Gray's Honey Ale - Gray's Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 18.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Gray's Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brakspear on 01-11-2003)
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a long-neck bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear pale yellow with a one finger light foam head that recedes fast with little or no lacing at all.

Smell: Faint sweet and grainy aroma with very faint honey sweetness.

Taste: Very light and watery, with only subtle sweetness of honey and sweet malts. No hops presence at all. Tastes like a "light" version of Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss beer. Not terrible, but not really much happening here flavor-wise.

Mouth feel: Light body and watery, with light-to-medium carbonation.

Overall: A very light and watery beer with only hints of honey flavor and some weak malt flavors. This is really a "light" beer style, and not at all the type of beer I enjoy. I've had worse "light" beers, but that's not a very favorable comparison to make. Wouldn't seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 15:49:16 | More by ChopperSmith
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +1.7%

07-24-2014 03:48:55 | More by Kunstman
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-26-2014 20:36:06 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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bismarksays

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

04-14-2014 01:22:34 | More by bismarksays
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

12-09-2013 02:52:50 | More by sparx1100
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev +1.7%

08-01-2013 19:02:13 | More by harpus
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pathman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

07-11-2013 01:29:01 | More by pathman
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Bones10

Illinois

3/5  rDev +1.7%

06-08-2013 13:36:47 | More by Bones10
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.89/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 20:21:03 | More by Lemke10
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edcusp

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

02-24-2013 18:41:37 | More by edcusp
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.99/5  rDev +1.4%
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..

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 03:16:41 | More by jsisko01
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-16-2012 06:04:14 | More by cliff1066
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kristenrae8

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 00:44:18 | More by kristenrae8
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Jimboe


3/5  rDev +1.7%

10-03-2012 15:55:46 | More by Jimboe
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 08:59:01 | More by jimmah120
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Beerohio


3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

09-07-2012 04:38:18 | More by Beerohio
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MikieV

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

08-15-2012 19:41:05 | More by MikieV
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mattafett

Iowa

3/5  rDev +1.7%

07-10-2012 01:17:22 | More by mattafett
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

06-10-2012 03:36:49 | More by EvanWilliams
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pebbs

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-29-2012 02:20:14 | More by pebbs
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leinie13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-13-2012 03:26:06 | More by leinie13
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Fulky

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Came in a six pack variety of beers I won at a charity auction. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 10oz scooner.

The appearance was less than impressive. A light, fizzy, pale, straw yellow that reminds you of your typical adjunct lagers. A very light fizzy head that goes down quickly and never returns. No lacing at all... almost like having water in your glass.

Appearance aside, the beer smells good. Lots of a honey and floral malts, very sweet and a bit of a grassy hop note.

Tastes of honey and other sweet flavors. A light presence of hops but not at all bitter. Others have described its flavor as timid, which might be accurate but not necessarily bad. it is easy to enjoy without going overboard with flavor to the point which it offends your senses.

Light and refreshing feel, perhaps a bit fizzy or a tad over carbonated.

A fairly average beer with good smell, above average taste, and favorable drinkability. Leaves some room for improvement, but is memorable and worthy of sampling.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 21:40:46 | More by Fulky
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.85/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale fizzy yellow ale with a bright white cap forming it fine sorry lacing. Aroma is a faint honey tone with grainy tones all day. Flavor is worse than any other macro out there beers like this give craft beer a bad rap. To be honest this has no heart this is mass produced in Wisconsin with a new label and fucked up approach. This is there cross over with harsh flavors hints of wild honey floral quality with more cloying aspects of heavy carbonation and husks from grain than anything else. Mouthfeel should be ligther bodied but the carbonation hits rediculously on the palate, cloying is mild. Overall never again I'm pretty much writing this brewer off after two beers, but I'm brave enough to try Busted Knuckle.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 05:35:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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Packman4IL

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

03-28-2012 01:45:15 | More by Packman4IL
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

03-04-2012 03:36:35 | More by tourdot
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Gray's Honey Ale from Gray's Brewing Company
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