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Organic Honeydew - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Organic HoneydewOrganic Honeydew

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318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-09-2002)
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-27-2013 01:23:30 | More by curewhatalesu
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-25-2013 23:37:45 | More by BAsbill
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-25-2013 16:23:37 | More by runkelbernd
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Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-24-2013 09:47:40 | More by SWY
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-23-2013 16:27:13 | More by JaimeLondon
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-07-2013 18:28:26 | More by leitmotif
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-07-2013 02:38:51 | More by Knapp85
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2.11/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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??

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 09:50:06 | More by SmashPants
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-22-2013 16:40:24 | More by Benesi88
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-21-2013 08:06:05 | More by Will12
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-13-2013 19:57:06 | More by SimonTja
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-07-2013 17:13:02 | More by dcmchew
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-24-2013 16:30:54 | More by Anze
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United Arab Emirates

3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 00:18:55 | More by opalchemist
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Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 16:28:58 | More by djoprahwinfrey
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:19:14 | More by EagleTalon
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-02-2013 01:11:24 | More by cam477
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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New York

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Organic Honeydew from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
80 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.