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Cold Spring Honey Almond Weiss - Cold Spring Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
68
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31 Reviews
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Reviews: 31
Hads: 42
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 19.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ZAP on 05-18-2008

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 42
Photo of mothman
3.02/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.

No head, no retention, no lace. Color is a cloudy sunset orange.

Aroma is like a Belgian Pale Ale, cloves and bananas with some dried fruits.

Taste is just like the smell, no where near it's appropriate style. Bananas dominate the palate and cloves back it up.

Mouthfeel is crisp and seems overcarbonated. Then it smooths out a litte. Ends with a slight sticky aftertaste.

Overall, this isn't a bad beer, however it is no where near the style it is supposed to be. I could easily drink another. (525 characters)

Photo of Psilo707
3.22/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light golden hue which shines quite a bit when looking at it through the light. No head whatsoever and the lacing is very, very subtle. The smell isn't anything to write home about but it seems decent enough. A honey aroma definitely coming up from the top. Taste is alright, much less of an almond flavor than I expected (and had hoped for) but the honey is very present. Standard weisse stuff.

Mouthfeel is on the light side and could be much more prominent. Drinkability is pretty good, i had no problems downing multiple of these.

Overall an average Honey Weiss. (581 characters)

Photo of budgood1
3.08/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a hazy lemon yellow sun colour with a forthy quarter inch head. it sticks and leaves some lacing. some lemon and honey in the nose, a touch of nuttiness, too. taste is of the wheatish variety...hints of fruit and honey and even some almond...all subdued and nothing offensive. it has an above average body and pretty smooth mouthfeel. i even detect a bit of coarse hopping and even the slightest alcohol sting, which was dreadfully lacking in all the other brews in the five pack sampler i purchased. i could see where this might be a summer quencher. drinkability is actually pretty good. i figured that this might be the low point in the sampler but i found it to be probably the second best out of the bunch.

#5 out of the five craft brews from cold spring. and i might seek this out in the summer if the price is right on a six pack. the other reviews weren't glowing, but i actually found this to be pleasant. although a bit boring, i could also see this as a crossover brew in the same vane as leinies honey weiss. (1,031 characters)

Photo of Mdog
2.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold, thin head.

Smell: Sweetness, a little apple juice note.

Taste: Dull sweetness, grain. A slight touch of almond in later, warmer sips.

Drinkability: Could probably have a few in a sitting, but not really light enough or tasty enough to want to.

Tried a single of this beer from the former Gluek brewery. It's not terrible but nothing too great either. I suppose it's the Minnesota response to Leinie's Honey Weiss, and compared to that one, it's pretty much neck-and-neck. (505 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.78/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bright amber with no evidence of the yeast that should be present in an unfiltered ale. Once the final inch of beer was swirled and added to the pint glass, things murked up nicely. The blanched almond colored crown looks decent and leaves thin sheets of BB-shot lace. This is pretty good looking beer.

The aroma is not so impressive. On the positive side, there's nothing offensive about it. On the negative side, it's bland. The beer smells sweeter than normal, but honey isn't appreciated. No sign of almond either. If you're going to call your beer Honey Almond Weiss, then make it smell like honey and almond, not just weiss.

HAW tastes like what it is... a sweet pale wheat ale. Unfortunately, the flavors just sort of lay on the tongue and then melt away. There's no crispness, no bitterness and no bite. This stuff is less challenging to drink than the BMC lagers (which I find very challenging to drink) and should be right up the alleys of those who like dumbed down beer. Sorry, but it's true.

The flavor profile consists of pale grain soaked in sugar syrup and... that's about it. An earthy, honey-like quality manages to join the party on the finish. Almond? I'm still not appreciating it. Vanilla maybe, but not almond. Those ingredients that don't make their way to the taste buds include Cascade and Mt. Hood hops. More hop flavor and more hop bitterness would be great.

The mouthfeel is supposed to be light, so no problem there. Actually, with the added sugars, it's more like light-medium. The reason it earns a below average score is a lack of bubbles. More mouth excitement *might* have raised the flavor score to the next level.

Cold Spring Pale Ale was a pleasant surprise given its brewery of origin. It appears as though these guys are making an honest effort to improve their products and I heartily applaud them for it. Honey Almond Weiss isn't where it needs to be, but it isn't that far off either. (1,932 characters)

Photo of ZAP
2.07/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Got a free bottle at the liquor store to sample.

This is clearly an American Wheat style beer. The nose has subtle notes of vanilla, and honey. No head at all...light yellow colored..

The taste is subtle...not much wheatiness to it...the almond/vanilla is evident but seems artificial...fizzy and thin bodied mouthfeel ...that is the biggest weakness of this beer. Finishes like a glass of seltzer water with a little almond extract tossed in...

No bad off flavors which Glueks is known for but nothing I would ever purchase again. Maybe the Miller Light crowd might fall for it, but true lovers of craft beer will not find this particularly exciting. (661 characters)

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Cold Spring Honey Almond Weiss from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.