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Ancient Days Honey Blonde Ale - Heinzelmännchen Brewery

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Ancient Days Honey Blonde Ale
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Heinzelmännchen Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-27-2014 19:32:19 | More by markjarema11
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15%

04-13-2014 01:13:10 | More by RochefortChris
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-24-2012 19:53:52 | More by jaidenjb
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South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the brewery in Sylva. Described by the employee as Gopher Ale made with honey, but I suspect there may be other differences.

A: a hazy golden amber with a good bit of visible carbonation. A generous size white head was very short-lived.

S: light malt and honey, with hints of vague fruits, flowers and yeast.

T: mild; lightly sweet with a honey component and a light fruitiness. An enjoyable yeast component comes out in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: good, medium+ carbonation; near medium body.

Overall: a modestly refreshing beer that is slightly above average but WAY better than the Gnarly Gnome that precede it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 01:15:42 | More by chinchill
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South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the priviledge of trying this one on tap at the brewery this afternoon.

This one presented a nice golden yellow with a good bit of haze to it. Lots of vibrant carbonation streaking up throughout. A nice inch and a half head of white settled down to a broken crown, but a very solid look here. The nose was light, peaches, banana and a touch of light grass. Some light yeasties as it warmed. The flavor was more of the same, crisp, clean and quick would be a good way to describe this one. Light touches of peach and apple mixed with a light grain base and hints of grass. Some very light sweetness, I assume from the honey in the middle, but not really a dominant factor here.Quick finish with a nice mouthfeel and good carbonation.

Overall a very solid little session beer, and a nice way to start my afternoon. I could drink more of this one with ease, Solid offering for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2008 00:54:51 | More by mikesgroove
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer accompanied a pizza at Nick and Nate's in Sylva, NC.

It arrived at my table with a dark yellow hue and lean, white, foamy head that continued to bubble up from the bottom for quite some time. Very light aromas of malts and hops are detected, as well as a mild floral and honey characteristic. The taste is indeed light, with that same floral and honey essence coming to the forefront. Light malts and a decent hop finish make for a nice, if not extraordinary, beer. It's easy to drink and good for its style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2008 16:31:11 | More by CWiggins
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North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer arrived on the bar hazy pale golden with a murky amber hue and a white frothy head which lasted for days.

The aroma was lightly fruity with a husky and grainy aroma and a lightly sweet aromatic.

The flavor was lightly fruity with a higher than expected bittering which had a grassy character. The beer was well bittered but had no sweetness and no honey character.

The finish was dry with a lasting bit of grassy bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a watery consistency. Decent beer, but very boring.

Pint at Guadalupe in Sylva.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2006 00:52:15 | More by GCBrewingCo
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3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have tried this beer at the brewery several times and will probably get a growler of it in the future.

Appearance – This beer is a semi-cloudy deep yellow with a 1/3” head that hold on for about half the secession. Moderate carbonation.

Nose – A light honey and grain nose.

Taste – A smooth honey and lightly floral flavor that gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel – It has a slick and smooth medium mouthfeel.

Drinkability – Very drinkable. It has a light body that will not be quickly filling.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2006 04:17:41 | More by TheEclecticGent
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North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at the brewery.

This beer was a slightly cloudy yellow color. The smell was a sweet honey like smell. The taste was sweet with a nice smooth finish. The mouthfeel was good. A smooth beer that I could drink again. This beer when combined with the brewerys stout made a nice black and tan. This was the smallest brewery that I have visited but they are doing great things with limited resources.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2006 00:39:41 | More by Enola
Ancient Days Honey Blonde Ale from Heinzelmännchen Brewery
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