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Summer Honey Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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jera1350

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2013 01:22:08 | More by jera1350
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elglueckert

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-11-2013 22:05:17 | More by elglueckert
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neckbeered

Montana

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

06-09-2013 15:59:28 | More by neckbeered
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12 ounce longneck bottle into a Shaker pint glass. The label states "Ale brewed with honey and spices". A medium pour produces about an inch of snowy-white, creamy froth that sticks to the sides of the glass. The beer is a pale honey-golden in color. Moderately carbonated.

Not much on the nose, but mine is not very sensitive. A faint aroma of floral hops and pale malt. The honey taste is very apparent in the burps, which is really the way I smell beer. The honey is also apparent in the taste, which I like. (Why put honey in there if you can't taste it?). The spices are also very detectable but not overbearing by any means. I'm thinking maybe I'm tasting a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. Maybe just a kiss of hops on the palate and tongue, but basically very clean, with a pretty nice malty and mead-like aftertaste.

I love a lighter beer for the warmer weather that has some taste to it other than corn mash. This one fits the bill nicely, and I will definitely seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 05:20:12 | More by archyquaffer
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kp29

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-26-2013 03:55:38 | More by kp29
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kmk1503

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-09-2013 00:34:25 | More by kmk1503
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

02-15-2013 14:59:02 | More by ROBSTARR
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matjack85

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

02-11-2013 22:29:35 | More by matjack85
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Murrhey

Montana

2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Half-finger white head, virtually no retention. Pale golden color with high clarity. No real lacing. Not very appealing.

S- Light malts, grass and soap. Maybe some honey if I stretch for it, but otherwise very bland.

T- Spicy hops, golden malts. It's alright.

M- Light bodied and aggressive carbonation.

O- Not great. Below average. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 04:43:58 | More by Murrhey
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fivetime

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-22-2013 01:08:27 | More by fivetime
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Jameswoody

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

12-25-2012 03:17:26 | More by Jameswoody
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2012 02:22:49 | More by dmorgan310
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-08-2012 21:47:01 | More by t0rin0
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -11%

10-18-2012 17:34:06 | More by harpus
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2012 06:42:38 | More by Cramerican
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-08-2012 19:52:05 | More by CWhite
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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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yankhawk

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-25-2012 19:43:03 | More by yankhawk
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11%

08-25-2012 18:59:12 | More by yankinwis
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sbanacho

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-24-2012 23:45:17 | More by sbanacho
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-clear amber color with a slight but fast diminishing head. Scent is sweet with wheat and hints of honey. Taste is light, refreshing, and smooth. The texture is decent for a summer beer, but could perhaps still be a bit thicker. The taste is sweet with malts and honey. For a summer beer, it’s not to bad but Big Sky does have better made beers on the market.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 03:32:49 | More by Lemke10
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of the many "easy-drinking" summer seasonals that shows up every year. Like most, this doesn't offer much in flavor, but what it has is pleasant. Subtle spicing sets it apart some. Light caramel honey sweetness, interesting herbal spicy twang from the hop/spice combo. Clean and light on the palate. Nice enough, I can't put my finger on any single spice which helps keep it mildly interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 20:14:33 | More by bump8628
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Perducci

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-22-2012 04:08:47 | More by Perducci
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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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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-21-2012 02:35:22 | More by DerwinWentworth
Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.