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Summer Honey Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
When the days get longer and the air gets warmer, we get outside quite a bit. And we build a big thirst. Summer Honey helps us shake off the winter and slakes our thirst for a refreshing brew. Summer Honey is a full-flavored summer seasonal ale. Brewed with a unique, balanced blend of spices, Northwest Hops, and Montana honey. Summer Honey is brewed during the early days of spring and released around the first of May each year. Light colored, light bodied, and very drinkable, Summer Honey sacrifices nothing to create a flavorful beer that can be enjoyed during the height of the Summer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-16-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

a77cj7, Nov 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

ShawnL, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Jeffwildcat, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/3/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, wheat, cracker, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, spice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, wheat, cracker, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, wheat, cracker, biscuit, honey, coriander, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a goood malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected for 5%. Overall this is a very nice blonde ale style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

goast8127, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ackbar556, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%

Appearance (3.75) : pours a beautiful hazy golden lemon appearance with an off white billowy, dense 1 finger head that pretty much stays put. The foam alone is pretty impressive.

Smell (3.75) : Lemon, flowers, citrus peel, sweet field corn. Spiced ale. Like a spring day.

Taste (2.75) : lemon peel, a faint touch of honey, some bitter hops, some esters. Dish soap...? Some quiet yeast and hops left over on the finish. Overall not impressive, the soapy taste destroys it like a dragon-zombie infested-ice age apocalypse.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : buttery, smooth, light. Medium bodied but drinks like a light bodied brew. Ends with honey notes and a slight dryness.

Overall (2.96) : A bit sickly and disgusting, although still relatively crafty. I keep wanting to say its like High Life with some bad honey lemon added to it. I expected more honey sweetness. Instead I got an adjunct lager taste honey hops and soap. Maybe I set my soaps, er...hopes too high. With that being said I'm sure it pairs with certain foods in a good way. As for the remainder, down the drain it goes. It served its purpose.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Captain_Komamura, Sep 22, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

Gra1164, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Rog_03, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Flathead_Monster, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

AndyBeerGuy, Sep 05, 2014
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Kristoni, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

KevMo84, Sep 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +4.8%

bulldogops, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Blumstein, Aug 23, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Spreetaper, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

LukeGude, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Donkster46, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

ScottWestmaas, Aug 09, 2014
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Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.