Organic Honeydew - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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2.11/5 rDev -40.1%
Bottle: a fantastic solid brown embossed brown 500mL bottle with a stylish label. A nice package.
Appearance: pours a clean light amber in colour with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Limited lacing.
Aroma: an awkward combination of light grains and honey. Just smells like beer with honey poured into it.
Taste: I will admit that I have never met a honey beer that I like, and this seems like more of the same. An okay bitter hop and malt flavour behind, but the honey just doesn't seem to integrate into the other flavours at all.
Aftertaste: fortunately the honey flavour dissipates quickly, leaving only a touch of hop bitterness.
Mouth feel: the mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a decent level of carbonation.
Overall: euch! I really don't understand honey beers. Most of them just taste like this one - a pretty ordinary beer that tastes like it has had warmed honey poured into it. Pretty awful stuff. At least this ordinary stuff would only be AU$130+ per equivalent case of 24 x 330mL bottles. Seriously, Fullers??
11-28-2013 09:50:06 | More by SmashPants
United Arab Emirates
3.71/5 rDev +5.4%
I didn't expected this. The bottle was "only 14°C cold, but ups have learned that warmer temperatures will result into a much improved taste.
The remarkable feature of the beer is, that it is not that remarkable.
It smells mild malty with a floral tone...
The head is nice and white a coarser than I would like it.
The taste is rather mild... Less hoppy, medium maltiness. No "wrong " flavors at all!
The aftertaste is short and clean.
What is remarkable is the "drinkability" of this beer. It has the right strength is inoffensive, is almost refreshing... It just goes down as very few beers before.
I really like it... not as macho-proof but as everyday feel good beer!
10-22-2013 00:18:55 | More by opalchemist
3/5 rDev -14.8%
A - clear yellow pour, 1 1/2 finger of fizzy small bubbled head with slow dissipation leaving very nice lace , appears highly carbonated
S - pretty mild aroma, malty, straw, grassy, not much else going on here
T - i found this pretty laid back and kind of watery,malts, cereal,a bit grassy, you do get some sweet honey near the end with a wet finish
M - light bodied, refreshing and slightly creamy
O - I expected more from this one...it looked really good but let down on the smell and i found the flavor not really that interesting. It was a light and easy to drink beer with really no major flaws but overall this was just okay and nothing special. I would drink this again but i wouldn't really seek it out.
10-16-2013 16:28:58 | More by djoprahwinfrey
3.39/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours to a nice white thin head that stays around with no lacing. Color is a rich gold with some floaties. Aroma is fruity and sweet with apple, pear and white grapes and some grainy malt. Flavor is grainy, fruity and crisp. Not as sweet as nose would suggest but actually quite sharp and balanced, yet no distinct hop character of any kind. Weird. Mouthfeel is fizzy and cider-like. Overall, this is a decent quaff, although it is more like some of my nicer homebrewed blonde honey ales than any sort of EPA.
10-07-2013 23:19:14 | More by EagleTalon
Organic Honeydew from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
80 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.