Honey Rye | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by silentjay on 05-28-2010

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by pigc:
Photo of pigc
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light brown with minimal head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet malt, raisins, fig, honey.

T - Honey, grain, oats, faint floral hops.

M - Light, somewhat watery.

O - Nice to try this as an extra in a trade. Honey taste is clearly there and a bit of rye as well. Would not seek this beer out but glad I got to try a beer that is not available in my area.

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Photo of generallee
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The back label has a nice description of the beer but there is no ABV% or a freshness date.

Appearance: The body has a rich golden honey color with good clarity. A nice tall beige head caps the beer and makes nice lacing as it slowly settles.

Smell: The aroma is quite light. I only pick up a slight malty sweetness with an even lighter hint of herbal hops.

Taste/Palate: There is defiantly some nice medium bodied bready malt which has some mild honey sweetness up front. Mellow herbal hops and light rye notes mix in well with the malt and light herbal bitterness late into the finish. Overall there is still some residual sweetness left in the finish.

Notes: This is a nice with pleasant malt sweetness and honey flavors. The rye character is a little light and could have had some more influence to the overall picture but I'm not really complaining as it is quite drinkable.

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Photo of tigg924
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: gold in color, 1/3 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: small rye and toasted malt

Taste: toasted caramel malt, some citrus, honey, and a bit of rye--especially on the end

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start that slowly becomes bitter

Drinkability: This one is above average, but nothing I would go out of my way for. The rye is subtle compared to the honey. There is a decent mix of bitter and sweet, but I wish the rye could have popped a bit more here.

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Photo of OBIrish24
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at EuroMarket in Astoria. Poured a clear amber color with a tall head and lacing. Yes, this is a rye beer but it seems more like a spicy and lightly sweet variation on the American amber ale. The honey blends nicely with the caramel malts and the rye spice rounds out this beer. The body is a touch on the thick side for a great session beer, but otherwise it's a nice mellow rye ale.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A light autumn leaf orange color on the pour is topped off by a buff 1 finger foamy head that was short lived. Within lied a light and lazily rising carbonation. The lacing was soapy, thin and sparse as well weak on the hold.

S: Dried honey and essence of dried bread can be found on the opening nose but was very weak and hard to pick up on.

T: The honey really comes through upfront, sweet with some faint hints of dried rye and whole grain bread. In the middle lied a light greenery of stalky notes. The rye is consumed by the over use of the honey and its sweetness and could of easily be forgotten or ignored.

M: Some crispness at first, slippery texture, with a watered down honey consistency falling to a flat offering rather quickly.

D: A bit sweet and not one I would enjoy in multiples. An easy pass here and solid by definition of mediocrity.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a golden honey amber with a thin snow white head. Small amounts of constant bubbles rose from the bottom. Aroma was touch of honey sweetness with some grainy smells in the back. Taste was slightly bitter hoppy up front on the toungue, but finished with a nicely balanced sweetness. Coated well, but seemed to be overly carbonated which detracted a fair amount. Easy to drink, but wasn't one that was motivating to continue.

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Photo of jneiswender
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the American Craft beer festival. Served in a tasting glass.

A raspberry yellow body and an off-white head

S lemon and bubblegum

T tart lemon, bread and grain

M light body

D alright, but there are better representations out there. I would drink this beer again though.

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Photo of Ghenna
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Gotten as part of the Reddit December beer trade, 12oz bottle

Pours amber, minimal white head, doesn't linger long but a thin layer atop the beer sticks around.

Smells, malt/honey sweet, maybe a bit of caramel.

Taste is of low sweet, rye in the middle, essence of honey at the end.

MF is, literally, waterlike. Honey essence lingers for a bit, but that is all.

Kind of meh.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent burnt orange color with a thin, frothy head. Decent amount of lacing. Sweet aroma of honey, malts and a small amount of hops. Taste is mostly of honey and some malts. Good amount of sweetness along with some hop bitterness to it. A bit on the thin side. Overall it is a pretty good beer and worth a second look but Lake Placid does have better offerings out there.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a bottle at cellar temp poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a nice clear copper hue with fluffy eggshell white head of 2 cm foaming up easily and fading gradually, leaving thin wispy lattice on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is a bit of grainy malt with some floral sweet honey notes, and maybe a bit of carroway buried in the background.
First sip reveals a fine and fairly spacious carbonation, body is average to light and smooth and silky texture.
Flavor is sweet up front, maybe a little sugary from honey, but this sweetness fades quickly to an earthy hop hit and finishes very dry with a bit if rindy hop bite. I dont specifically get carroway on the flavor, but the beer is crisp and refreshing for a warm summer evening. Nice straight forward brew!

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Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of billybob
4.23/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours amber in color about a half inch head that settles out quickly to a ring on the glass but leaves a good amount the lace. weak smell of honey but comes through and blends nicely with the rye malt which is fairly strong. mouthfeel is smooth and medium body. nice change of pace would buy it again.

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Photo of smcolw
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a mild head that lasts in a single-bubble fashion. Little lace save the occasional spot or two. The color is golden to light amber. Very clear.

Primary smell: Very dry aroma of the rye. The honey is very light. So much so, I wonder if I'm imagining it. No discernible hop or other aromas.

Surprisingly dry for a "honey" beer--definitely tips heavily to the rye side. The finish is quick and slightly astringent. There's a mild bitterness that lasts lightly as an aftertaste. Good body with an above average level of carbonation.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of oregonskibum
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Notes from memory from earlier in the day.

A: Color is a bright orange-amber color. Pours with a moderate one-inch white head, limited lacing.

S: Smell is dominated by the honey up front with some spicy notes from the rye. A little earthy.

T: Honey hits you up front again, almost a little too much. Mid-taste is much more balanced, with some rye bready notes. Finish has very limited bitterness with nice honey notes. Honey intensifies as the beers warms, almost to the point of being a little distracting.

M: Medium bodied, decent carbonation. A little on the dry side.

D: Overall, this was an easy to drink, enjoyable beer. THe honey was a little strong and distracting at points, but overall, still a good beer.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of doof116
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet, malty scent with a nice pale malt feel with hints of honey. I'm not detecting much rye here. The taste is decent as well. It's light with pale malts, but the rye shines through here. It's bitter and quite spicy. There is a faint honey flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a tasty brew with lots of character. It's a bit jumbled up, but at least it's interesting.

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Photo of thain709
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A bright, transparent golden amber body...a thin white head forms but falls quickly to a thin ring...some lacing

S - The beer has a sweet nose that is dominated by the honey but it's not overly sweet...there is also an earthy aroma

T - As you would suspect the taste is packed with honey and rye...well I wouldn't say packed...the honey is there and provides the proper sweetness but it stands out and lingers the most...the rye is very earthy and adds just a touch of spice at the end of the beer...there is also a bready malt presence with a touch of grain

M - Light bodied...light carbonation...crisp

D - This would be an easy drinker on a hot day but the honey might be too much for some...I would have liked to see more rye stand out...I'm glad Lake Placid has found its way down to PA

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Photo of IronLover
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper/amber color. A nice head that dissipated quickly, but healthy carbonation. Not much in the way of lacings. Big sweet, bready, rye aroma with very faint orange hint. Very little hop characteristic. Sweet malty flavor with a bit of spice near the extremely dry finish. A very refershing summer ale that was very drinkable. Would definitley have this again.

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Photo of Durge
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found at The Colgate Inn this brew shows a deep copper color, clear and quiet with a decent white fuzz on top and good lacing. The aroma brings a pleasant but mild malt grain and yeast with a nuance of deep honey noted. The flavor offers a fair hint of the advertised rye ingredient and a slightly spiced malt idea. It also carry's an odd musty quality like old standing water which seems to somehow emanate from the rye idea. It has a generally watery feel with a decent fine carbonation which helps atone a bit. The malt rye theme does seem to improve as you work through the pint. The honey element is subtle but I think it does help hold it together. This actually goes well with my meal, but by itself, the flavor is weak if not a bit off. It's pretty thin bodied and drinks pretty well depending on your ability to accept the taste here.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

as my former lake placid reviews state.... I love LP and I love these brews. Grabbed a sixer tonight in hopes that this won't take the fun out of the next time I visit there... that being said, I am pouring it into my UBU Ale pint glass

A- pours a golden, crisp brew with wicked carbonation tearing through it. The head is soapy white with traces of lacing on the side of the glass

S- a swift lift of bready malt scents and of course sweetness appearing as honey leads off. A real uppity-up aroma comes from the brew. There are faint earthy and orange properties. Very slim, but still there

T- a very dry malt flavor that no doubt encompasses the rye aspect. There are some dull flavor properties of the brew.. but it really ends sweet. The honey theme is a little more faint than expected. However, it still complements the grainy spiced piece of the brew

M- light bodied and crisp. Really snaps at you

D- Honey Rye is a great little spin from LPPB that give you the opportunity for a hot drinkable brew. The flavors are respectable to say the least. I can drink many of these and day dream about how lake placid is only three and a half hours away

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Pint glass mug

A: Pours a clear bronze color with about an inch of thick head

S: A smell provides a nice rye scent with a very sweet undertone contributed by the honey addition

T: Very nice smooth tasting beer, has a slight hint of honey and perhaps a slight rye note but other than that there isnt much to comment on, smooth and slightly sweet but thats about it

M: Very smooth in the mouth with a slight bite on the tongue as it is drank

D: High level of drinkability, very subdued taste that is great for a hot summer day but leaves the drinking looking for more otherwise.

I really do enjoy this beer but there is not much at all to comment on as far as taste notes are concerned, nothing really jumps out on the pallet

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Honey Rye from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 39 ratings