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Stinger Wild Honey Wheat - Estes Park Brewery

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Stinger Wild Honey WheatStinger Wild Honey Wheat

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BA SCORE
72
okay

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 20.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Estes Park Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 04-06-2003)
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Reviews by manahansf:
Photo of manahansf
1.78/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Light citrus aroma over a thin white head. Pale blonde color with a clear body. Very mild flavor and mouthfeel, but very lively and well carbonated. Light watery body with very slight hints of honey. Finish tails off very quickly with few subtle flavors.

manahansf, Mar 09, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.05/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold with a thin head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is very subdued - sweet honey and some malts.

The flavor is wheaty malts and some sweet honey with a strange vegetal almost plasticy finish. The mouthfeel is medium and watery with low carbonation.

Overall, a rather bland beer. The more I drank of it, the less I liked it.

Beaver13, Dec 22, 2007
Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

richkrull, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of pmcadamis
2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - This is one ugly mug-fug. It pours a murky dull orange that seems almost gray at times. There is absolutely no head, and only the faintest ring of bubbles forms a micro-collar around the glass. It does look somewhat like honey though, so I'll give it that. It just looks thick and nasty though.

S - Clove honey is here in abundance. This pretty much smells like honey and not a whole lot else. Reminds me of honey and a dab of butter on those biscuits that come in a tube. Not bad, not bad. It's making me hungry!

T - Sweet clove honey with a touch of very delicate floral notes and a big time diacetyl butter flavor. Three big notes here... honey is the major player, and toast and butter provide accompaniment. Not bad... doesn't taste a damn thing like beer, but it's not bad.

M - Thickish and dull. Very little carbonation. Nothing on the finish but more warm butter and honey.

D - This is fun to try as a novelty, like a sarsaparilla root beer at a civil war reenactment, or meat-on-a-stick at the state fair. Nothing to offend here, except maybe the dull color and complete lack of head, but nothing other than a boatload of sweet honey to entice the palate.

pmcadamis, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of JoeAmerican77
2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The color is a hazy dark orange. Barely a head on top, white and soapy looking. . .

Smell is almost nonexistent , some peach a slight honey lilt to it thats it.

Tastes of dust and unnameable grains, obviously wheat but you can't decipher that. Honey is definitely there in spirit, mimicking the aroma but without too much actual presence.

Mouth feel is wet and light carbonation like soda

I would not recommend this to anyone, it is boring and while not off-putting, it brings nothing to the table at least I only got one in a make your own sixer

JoeAmerican77, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of Giesch
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Giesch, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of youresomoney
5/5  rDev +67.8%

youresomoney, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of supercolter
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this one on tap at the brewery in CO...
This beer was just average through and through.
Appearance is straw yellow, with little head or lacing.
Smell and taste are quite similar. There is a sweet honey smell that comes through a little less on the taste. A bit of candy malt that comes through more on the taste than the smell.
Mouthfeel is weak but ok for the style.
Drinkability is ok for the style as well.

supercolter, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev +0.7%

MidwestBA, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of blakelive784
1.98/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a semi-transparent honey golden color with absolutely no discernible head, even after an aggressive pour. To say it's unappealing is an understatement.

S - Stale cereal grain, understated honey, and some very light floral notes. Mild strength, pleasant, but boring.

T - Though it's entirely too mild, I do like the honey flavor its got. Really, that is the only flavor however. It's watery, simple, and built haphazardly.

M - Flat, watery, and completely wrong.

D - My first beer from the brewery, and it definitely doesn't excite me to try more. A pretty poor one.

blakelive784, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

nitter, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3/5  rDev +0.7%

LeeryLeprechaun, May 26, 2014
Photo of yankinwis
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

yankinwis, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

ilikebeer03, Nov 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Punkrckr281, May 24, 2012
Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

crobinso, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a quite solid light honey color, appropriately. A fizzy white head disappears quickly leaving only the faintest wisp of anything on top. Little or no lacing exists.

Smells of honey, wheat, cereal grains.

The beer tastes of sweet honey and subtle malts at first. There's a faint cherry note coming through in the finish. Cereal grains round out the body.

Mouthfeel is very carbonated and dry.

Overall, I think I enjoyed this when I first started drinking it. I think in the long run, it's a bit too carbonated, but I do not regret going through a sixer either.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
2.43/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewery in Estes Park, CO. Pours clear-golden with white, short lived head and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is biscuit malt, honey and hint of hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is sweet honey, pale malt and slight hints of hops. Finish is short and sweet. Forgettable brew.

mikeg67, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of jar2574
2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Weizen glass. Honey color. Average carbonation. A little head, but it disappears quickly without a trace. Strong honey smell, with some malts as well. The smell is quite nice. Unfortunately, the taste is not as nice. Tastes like a wheat beer brewed with honey flavoring, which is what you'd expect. But it's really a flat and uninspiring flavor. It leaves a thin coating on the tongue. The mouthfeel is about as dead as a beer could be. There is just no zest to it. I suppose you could have a few of them if you wanted. It is not appalling, just unappealing.

jar2574, Aug 09, 2010
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

ROGUE16, Dec 06, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle to a golden red color with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. There was some lacing, but not much. Aroma at first was a sweet wheat, but as the beer warmed, it became more of a sour and stale smell. The taste was mildly wheat, but I could not detect any honey. The body was thin, which led to a sluightly watery finish. Was expecting more from this wheat beer, but I may have spoiled my palate, since I had finsihed a Franziskaner Dunkel Hefe shortly before this.

kimcgolf, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of Kahlerbock
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of ColoradoBobs
2.8/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12-ounce bottle brought to my table with an eight-ounce chilled glass, which I let warm up, at the Dunraven Italian Restaurant in Estes Park, CO (which, by the way, makes some mighty fine Italian food).

Slow pour yields a cloudy light amber body under no head at all. Is this carbonated?

Smell is oddly sour with grass, orange and honey, and some floral hops.

Taste is same as the smell: sour wheat mash dominates, with a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel is the best part of this: round with nice soft carbonation.

Drinkability is okay.

Once again, this is a sub-par beer from a sub-par brewery.

ColoradoBobs, Apr 09, 2008
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Stinger Wild Honey Wheat from Estes Park Brewery
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