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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2013 01:56:28 | More by jkball01
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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IDABEERGUY

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2013 16:43:59 | More by IDABEERGUY
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mactrail

Washington

3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly tangy and flavorful light brew. Attractive golden color in the glass with a foamy cap that needs to be renewed with another pour, but it's nicely sudsy in the mouth. This wouldn't be mistaken for anything but a Blonde, but it has some flavor. The honey is just perceptible, but adds a pleasant background flavor.

There is a slight brisk hoppy taste with a slight bitter aftertaste. A hint of resin and something herbal. Not much to get excited about, but a decent representative of the style. A little honey and flowers in the nose. From the 12 oz bottle bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Phoenix.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 23:21:56 | More by mactrail
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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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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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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Michigan

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

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Alabama

3/5  rDev -11%

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North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.