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Summer Honey Ale - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Summer Honey AleSummer Honey Ale

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 155
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.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Troville1990, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

mcneels, May 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

KevMo84, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

CreedeSon, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

LukeGude, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Shasty, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of beerguy101
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light Gold color, medium head. Light bodied ale, flavored with honey and spices. Light and refreshing. Light bodied. Lots of flavor. Good malt/hop balance. Mouthfeel is clean. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is spicy and slightly bitter. Nice summer beer.

beerguy101, Jul 19, 2003
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Abe_Froman, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

harpus, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of humuluslupulus8
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer was a golden color like a light honey. It had a white, medium-thick head.

S: The smell wasn't too exciting. I noticed some sweetness and a weak mention of hops.

T: The flavor was close to balanced between the sweetness and bitterness, but it leaned toward the sweet side. As in the smell, the hops were faint and I couldn't really taste them distinctly enough to describe if they were piney, floral, or herby.

M: The beer had a medium density. For some reason, I was expecting it to be thinner. The beer would probably be more enjoyable if had a little more carbonation to thin it out.

O: Overall, the beer was good, but it wasn't exciting. None of the flavors were very distinctive from the malt base to whichever hops were used. I would drink this beer again, but I wouldn't expect it to be memorable.

humuluslupulus8, May 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

zestar, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Rich540, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Texasfan549, Dec 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Jmitchell3, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Nohair989, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

ScottWestmaas, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jzlyo, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

bpackertx, Jan 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Ryan1423, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of ManuelHerrera
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- This beer pours a clear yellow with a little head retention.

Smell - Very sweet aroma with heavy honey, mildly syrupy. The smell is quite promising before tasting this beer.

Taste - Very thinly flavored on the front end, but as the beer lingers honey and grapefruit notes carry this subtle beer into a flowery sweet finish.

Mouthfeel- Light, very carbonated, but not particularly smooth feeling. The thinness makes this summer brew particularly appropriate on a hot day, though.

Drinkability - Overall a decent beer with very little complexity. I'll admit I expected more from the makers of Moose Drool, but alas, it's just okay.

ManuelHerrera, Aug 21, 2010
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Rog_03, Today at 01:45 AM
Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.