Honey Ale | Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 04-10-2006

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 27
Photo of hero27
2.52/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap @ the Brewpub.

Dull yellow color..no head to speak of on this one. Slight spice aroma with some honey as well. The "honey" flavor actually was a bit cloying for me. Slightly metallic in the finish and just kinda "blah". The mouthfeel is very crisp and it's fairly refreshing, but not sure I'd want to drink more than one of these.

 340 characters

Photo of Ragingbull
2.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Darker gold than I would expect from a honey ale. Perhaps they brewed with some wildflower or clover honey that was darker. There is a wispy head of light lacing. Sour nose, but not in an unpleasant way. Similar to melted snow both on the nose and in the flavor. Melted snow or the frost from inside the freezer. I have experienced this in many beers, and can't place what causes it as of yet.

 393 characters

Photo of matjack85
2.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This was one of 4 beers in a sampler pack of 12 bottles from the Wisconsin Dells Brewery. 12oz brown bottle with no freshmess date.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/yellow color with a 1½-finger white head that only lasted about 30 seconds. It left no lacing whatsoever.

When I first popped the cap the beer actually had a slight lager smell to it, but after that dissipated it was left with just a whiff of malt and some mild honey.

There's not much to this. A mild malt brew with a touch of sweet honey. Hop bitterness is barely noticeable,

Very light and refreshing with a good amount of carbonation.

Not a lot of flavor to this but nothing offensive either. Very easy to drink at just 4% abv but not really a beer that holds my interest.

 753 characters

Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.87/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours very light, pale yellow. Smells like a basic Pilsner. An obvious honey presence. Finishes with a lemon taste. Very light and crisp, but not much to it. Would be great on the lake on a hot day

 202 characters

Photo of JackieTH
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Here is a pale yellow brew with no head or lacing. The smell is quite light, grainy with perhaps a shade of honey. Palate similarly is a very light beer with whisps of honey. It's mildly crisp and of a refreshing quality. Light body. If somebody handed me a glass it'd be sufficient to drink, but I'd not seek this one out.

 323 characters

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.28/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Body is light golden in color, similar to any American Macro. Thin, white, and disappearing head. Smells lightly of honey and thyme. Smooth, light body. Very mellow. Neither sweet nor bitter. Well balanced. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Would be sessionable on a hot day but nothing special.

 293 characters

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Honey Ale pours a straw like color with no head. There is a mellow pale and stale like aroma, with hints of spice. The taste is very light, pale, with a mellow hint of honey. Weaker body, but still some flavors come though, a little flat too. Overall its a nice beer, nothing to great but still enjoyable.

 305 characters

Photo of Lemke10
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this as a part of their 5oz sampler package in their bar which you get all 10 of their tap beers to try.

Pours a clear amber color with a moderate head and a slight honey scent. Has a smooth, mild honey taste to it that finishes rather smooth. Overall it was an ok beer.

 278 characters

Photo of Reneejane
3.95/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

For this beer style I thought the Honey Ale was one of the best Blonde Ales I've ever had. The beer is a clear yellow and the carbonation was pretty good so it sparkled a lot. At first taste the beer has almost undetectable honey flavor. But it's a crisp and not at all cloying as you may be prepared for. Then the delicious honey flavor sneaks up on you midway through and finishes with a delightful nut taste afterwards. I ordered it as part of the sampler and wished I had had a whole glass of it.

 500 characters

Honey Ale from Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
3.09 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.