Honey Rye | Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company

Honey RyeHoney Rye
39 Ratings
Honey RyeHoney Rye

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by silentjay on 05-28-2010

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 25
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 nh2032
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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 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 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 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 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 nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A local rye beer? Sign me up.

A: Very nice clear golden color. Really nice clarity. Does not have that reddish hue most rye ales have. Minimal white head with zero lacing.

S: The sweetness from the honey dominates the nose. The only hint of the rye is a little bit of spice in the back.

T: The honey really dominates. Really a little bit too sweet. I really wanted more of a rye presence. Like the nose a touch of spice in the back.

M: Very light and crisp mouthfeel. Pitch perfect carbonation.

D: A good beer but I really wanted more rye out of this. It was super easy drinking and the price was right. I would have this beer again.

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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 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 seh410
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the Left Hand/Lake Placid Dueling Beer Dinner at Cambridge Common Restaurant (6/16/10)

Appearance: ½ an inch of white head that leaves lacing. Beer itself is a golden and slightly cloudy color

Aroma: Citrusy, bready sweetness and a little earthy sourness from the rye

Taste: Tastes like it smells, but the flavors are more pronounced. There is definite spice and sweetness and sourness going on, with a definite earthy taste. It was very malty and had little to no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied

Notes: Very drinkable. It's yummy, just wish they distributed it! I'd totally buy this.

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

pours a rather light and perfectly clear orange copper with a huge, off-white head that retains forever and sticks to the glass well.

first aroma to strike, is obviously the honey with a bit of spice from the rye in the background. a lot of light rye toast.

flavor is a bit more spicy, but honey sweetness is definitely there an gets more pronounced as the beer warms. finishes very dry. thats pretty much the story here.

carbonation is a bit low compared to what's expected from the head. a bit of honey stickiness as it enters the mouth, but finishes dry.

goes down ok. quaffable, not overly sweet, but borders on it.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ngeunit1
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice golden-amber color with a nice layer of fizzy head that faded fairly quickly. Very little lacing left behind.

S - Very light smell of sweet hops. Just a touch of honey and hops mixed in also. Not very strong.

T - Starts off nice and sweet, with some honey flavor. The malt flavors become stronger in the middle, then begins to fade off a bit as the aftertaste is a bit more sweet, like honey. There is a little bitter flavor mixed in at some points.

M - Fairly light-bodied with medium carbonation. A bit dry on the tongue, but fairly crisp overall. Maybe a bit watery.

D - Very drinkable. The flavors are a bit simple, but overall work together. Could use maybe a bit more body.

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