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Summer Honey Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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beergoot

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice, golden yellow body topped with a thick, creamy white head. Smell comes across kind of 'dirty' and skunky. Some burnt grain notes. Some bright, grassy notes. Tastes include a light bread-like character with a good, subtle bitterness. Some slight caramel notes and buttery tones. The beer feels slightly rich, yet smooth and dry.

A decent little summer beer from "the last best place". Nothing outstanding, but worth a taste or two.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 00:30:13 | More by beergoot
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jeffboo

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lighht golden brew with white head. Aromas of honey and light grassy hops and bready yeast but nothing special. It has a light refreshing body holding bready malt and yeast flavors with a good malt backbone. It finishes with a toasted malt and lightly honey flavors, a nice summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2003 20:57:25 | More by jeffboo
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz from the Coop today for about $1.50.. enjoyed from my New Belgium snifter while listening to Fatboy Slim Live on Brighton Beach.

1" head drops leaving only a collar of lace... brew is crystal clear dark straw.

Aroma is pale malts and little else.. grassy hops may be there and some possible honey essence.

Flavor has more of a honey kick to it.. mixes well with the pale malts.. some background yeastiness.... herbal hoppiness .. there has to be a bunch of wheat in there.. very very drinkable.. body is light/medium with great carbonation..

Good beer and I am probably downplaying it, but overall, I want a little bit more out of my summer seasonals.. but still very nice.... I am actually very surprised that I've never reviewed this one before despite my dozens of times enjoying it.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 08:40:25 | More by JohnGalt1
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-clear light orange with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to a thin film. Foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and some spice notes. Taste is of toasted malt, honey, and spices. There is a slight bitterness on the tongue after each sip that lingers for a bit. A good level of carbonation makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not something I would buy more of.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 16:55:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates slowly to a thin cap and heavy ring around the edges. Aroma of light bready malt, grassy hops and a hint of sourness. Flavor is biscuit malt, light honey and grassy hops, finishing with grassy hop bitterness. Light flavored and otherwise unremarkable, but redeemed somewhat by the light honey in the background.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 19:46:08 | More by LiquidAmber
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BoozerBrad

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2014 00:25:47 | More by BoozerBrad
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BeerAmbassador

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a decent two finger white head. Aromas of toasted biscuit malt and honey. Kind of reminds me a bit of honey nut Cheerios, but not in a bad way. Also picking up a bit of lemon on the end. Flavor pretty much follows suit. I remember having this beer a few years ago and not being a huge fan, but it's actually tasting pretty good to me today.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 05:36:14 | More by BeerAmbassador
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Glibber

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2013 04:17:47 | More by Glibber
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2012 18:05:20 | More by rogerthegill
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 22:29:20 | More by enelson
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Dieck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-29-2012 17:03:33 | More by Dieck
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BeerBadger


3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2012 07:43:06 | More by BeerBadger
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-21-2013 00:23:30 | More by Eric908
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dbell23

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-04-2012 01:24:03 | More by dbell23
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beergil

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2013 01:20:44 | More by beergil
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cmak316

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2013 01:08:18 | More by cmak316
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

It's still summer, right? Regardless, this brew pours a clear wan gold topped by a short-lived half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, light honey, light corn syrup, light flowers, and light lemonade. Did I mention the lightness? The taste brightens things up a bit, but not very much. A hint of nuttiness joins the party, along with some very light orange flesh. The body is (surprise, surprise) pretty light, with a light carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, a nice light brew for summer, but I do wish there were more to it.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 23:28:24 | More by TMoney2591
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n00blar

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2013 22:11:57 | More by n00blar
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American Blonde Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear yellow color, produced a nice white head, decent retention and a nice amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of pale malt, white pepper and a touch of honey.Medium bodied, easy to drink there was a foundation of pale malt, sweet honey and fruitiness. Dry finish. Overall, decent summer brew but there is nothing that makes this beer stand out.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 04:53:49 | More by GossageBrewery
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-21-2012 02:35:22 | More by DerwinWentworth
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2012 18:50:23 | More by kjkinsey
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Wasatch

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, little fizzy off-white head, with minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, very slight hop note, little spice note. The taste is sweet, malty, with some spice. Medium body. Drinkable, this is not an APA, should be a Blonde Ale or Cream Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 21:07:06 | More by Wasatch
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2014 05:20:09 | More by Lane_in_ID
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Daffron24

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-04-2013 20:16:34 | More by Daffron24
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2013 16:43:59 | More by IDABEERGUY
Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.