Hyve Honey Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
This medium-bodied golden ale is brewed with local wildflower honey.

13 IBU

Added by Bitterbill on 03-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
14.47%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
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0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.14/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy deep golden color with tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming through the body of the brew. A small white head is present upon pouring which fades very fast to leave a tiny level of lace.

Smell- The aroma is of sweet honey and a bit of bready and biscuit malt. Mixed with these are some smell of a little bit of orange as well as some other light fruit flavors.

Taste – The taste is much drier and blander then would be expected from the nose but does contain a decent level of a sweet honey flavor and light bready flavor. Light fruit flavors come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, but remain rather faint. Overall these flavors take the taste to its end where a semi-dry and crisp malt and light fruit flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is rather average. Perfect for the style and it makes for one very easy drinking feel.

Overall- Nothing too exceptional here. Although it is a little subdued on taste it is very easy drinking and rather refreshing. A decent session style brew.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of drpimento
3.33/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is good with a thick, off white, long lasting head, good lacing, and a clear amber color. Aroma is fresh beer, grain, malt, hops, and honey, all in mild amounts. Flavor's quite bland and similar to nose. Body is ok. Overall, a forgettable beer and not up to Uinta's usual standards.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.52/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This is a light orange color with little head.

Smell - The aroma is very faint, almost undetectable, but is made up light grain and a small whiff of cheap honey.

Taste - The honey comes out more at the taste but it is stale, or maybe it's the grain that's stale. Something is stale and nothing tastes particularly appealing.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with some fizzy carbonation.

Sinkability - I'm a hard sell on a honey blonde lager to begin with and this didn't help the cause. The ingredients came across as cheap and the flavors didn't work well together.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have to be a little disappointed in this beer as Ive been very happy with nearly everything Uinta has done and I love honey. Problem was there was never any honey but for the color. The aroma was more grain and cereal malts, like a Pilsner. The taste followed suit with a dry grain and cereal malt with a bit of hops, but no honey or even sweetness. I looked to see if maybe the bottle was old but found it was actually quite fresh. This just came across as a less than noticeable Pilsner style lager.

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Photo of crob3888
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dexterk1
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into Two Brothers pint. Head is nice and pretty thick. Look is pretty good as well with a amber shade.
Odor is almost non-existent. Some sweet maybe but very little.
Taste is very light. A hint of honey sweetness. Mostly some malt and a little grain.
Mouth feel is very light as well. It is not too bad, just light and smooth.
Overall a very light beer. Not really that sweet. Not much to it really.

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Photo of ordybill
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler. GA.
Aroma- Has a sweet honey scent with some malt
Appearance- Pours a clear orange color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a sweet honey flavor mixed with malt and has a slight bitter finish.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- A pretty unique beer, not awesome but pretty good. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Petegrieco
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of cyrushire
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz. bottle, received last week from Utah beer pimp Wasatch; poured to a pint glass. Bottled on: 03/17/09. Simple, yet sophisticated, label design is a real eye-catcher: I've had beers brewed with honey, but one dubbed 'Honey Stung Ale' is a first. Cute.

A: Gently hazy sunshine-orange, without a trace of irony let's call it 'honey'-colored. Steady streams of tiny carbonation, clinging larger bubbles hug the glass much like a soda pour does. Decent head, nearly a finger of whitish cream. Sagging blotches of lace.

S: Faint 'lager' aroma; modest bread, hint of spice, whiffs of tinny metal. Grassy, flowery in between.

T: Grainy and doughy malt, dancing between a not-as-sweet-as-expected honey and a vaguely 'pilsner' spiced dryness. Hay/grass, the mildest tartness. Nothing terribly defining/memorable about this one, but nothing offensive either.

M: Begins crisp enough then turns overly starchy, almost pasty. Thinner body, but then I've come to expect that from some of these 4% Utah brews. Mellow carbonation.

D: Innocently drinkable, refreshing and light. Flavor is balanced, though body is thin - making the type of beer that's easy enough to drink, but makes one question: why? Glad to have a try, a 'lawnmower'-type beer if there ever was one...thanks for sending, John.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DIM
2.43/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a: This was a bright, clear gold color. It poured with a smallish head.

s: Bicuity malts, some candi sugar, and vaguely medicinal, leafy hops.

t: Bland overall. Biscuits and something sugary up front with a lingering band aid flavor. Honey??

m: Wet and fizzy.

o: False advertising, I found no honey in this very fresh bottle.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of campfirebrew
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Inglewood
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of drbenderdo
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Hyve Honey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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