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Summer Honey Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

wrightst, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19%

salinasa, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

BigKrall, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Lane_in_ID, May 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

thebigredone, May 18, 2014
Photo of Foyle
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Appearance: pours a thick eggshell sudsy head that recedes fairly quickly. Moderate lacing. Color is a cloudy gold with some sediment in suspension.
Aroma: there is a smell of something akin to soap, along with white yeast rolls, and a hint of hop spice
Mouthfeel: light, thin, and watery with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: lightly roasted sweet malts, honey, lemon, and a slight soapy flavor in the middle and finish.
Overall: this a decent, light, refreshing summer beer. Not outstanding, but good nonetheless.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

KCRealAle, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jzlyo, Apr 12, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +30.4%

Sampling right now on 3/20/14, though it has been since 2012 since I tried one. Bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty golden color with a thin white head. Lots of lacing is seen which each sip which settles back down the sides of the glass. The aroma is of pale malts with some honey sweetness. The taste is about the same with a hint of white pepper with the right amount of honey. Goes down very easy with no harsh after taste. Perfect carbonation. This is a great blonde ale that isn't over done.

BeerWithMike, Mar 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Juno_Malone, Mar 15, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +20.8%

A: Pours an opaque orange with a white head.

S: Coriander, nutmeg, malt and not much else in the nose.

T: Malt, a little floral honey and nutmeg. Maybe some fruity esters.

M: Light bodied and smooth.

O: It may not be interesting or complex, but it's good and it's refreshing. Definitely recommended, especially on a hot summer day.

BierJager89, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

TobyRoseman, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ctwybeerguy, Jan 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 02, 2013
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bscalt, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

FINLANDski_1619, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

bpascale, Nov 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Wobbly, Oct 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Gerred, Oct 06, 2013
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Sparrow_Feather, Sep 13, 2013
Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.