Narragansett Lovecraft Series - Honey Ale
Narragansett Brewing Co.

Narragansett Lovecraft Series - Honey AleNarragansett Lovecraft Series - Honey Ale
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From:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
 
Rhode Island, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 14.83%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
113
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 23, 2020
Added:
Jan 09, 2015
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  32
Lovecraft Honey Ale is a perfect tribute to the dark prince of Providence, at once both familiar and out of this world. Combining five pale malts (including honey) and blessed with a touch of hops for a mild herbal finish, this smooth Honey Ale was inspired by the Space Meade consumed by winged Byakhee, who first appeared in HPL's "The Festival". The fictional Space Mead was then taken as a protection from "interstellar space travel"...but where you journey with our Honey Ale is all up to you.

72 IBU
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Rated: 3.5 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This was a very good and well balanced Honey Ale, a good ode to the writer himself, the ale wasn't too sweet, the honey was a nice hint that made it worthwhile.
Oct 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.48 by GulDukat88 from New York

Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Lovecraftian_IPA from Rhode Island

Jul 18, 2016
 
Rated: 2.96 by evergreen_machine from Washington

Feb 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Can marked 0075 16:44 3 at 52 degrees (Hotel reefer) into a shaker
$ 2.12/16 oz can ($ 0.133/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Aroma – too weak to detect
Head large (Seven cm, aggressive pour), light tan, frothy, diminishing to frothy irregular six to twelve mm ring and layer.
Lacing good – lumps of the frothy head stick to the glass, eventually dessicating to partial rings of tiny to medium bubbles
Body medium amber, hazy
Flavor – starts sweet with some honey flavor – not very good honey at all, something sick bees would make after pollinating stinkweed beside I95; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 4, Overall 3.25
Nov 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by bearmcnair from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.36 by BurdockBoy from Oregon

Oct 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by parris from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the can, it pours a moderately dark amber with a seemingly luscious, thick off-white head. Honey attacks your nose as you raise your glass - wham! honey on the tongue as you have the first taste. This is a sweet beer! To me the honey was overwhelming. Interesting to try, but expect a sweet beer.
Sep 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Aug 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: Light brown with some bright gold and orange at the edges and bottom. Head is off-white, creamy, and fluffy. Dense head with decent retention that sticks around in some capacity for the duration. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Solid notches of lacing.

Smell: Honey malt right up front. Deeply bready. Brown bread with a solid toasted edge. Sweet. Malt base throws a good amount of caramelized malt with some lightly roasted malts. A touch of earth and slightly floral hops. Small hint of citrus, but there's an increasing sweetness, especially as it warms. Lots of bread and a soft push of honey through the back. A touch of toffee and dirt.

Taste: Honey malt and some raw honey coupled with a super sweet bready malt. Toasted brown bread with a hint of raisin and caramelized sugar. Hints of toffee. Hops are solidly earthy and herbal with a touch of dirt and grass. Ever so slightly floral. Sweet brown bread. Warming ups the sweet element and the earthy hop. Solid raisin almost becomes grape jelly. A touch of smoke runs through the back. A touch of ash and some mild chocolate notes. Decidedly malty and the hops eventually lose the battle. Almost sips like an unbalanced doppelbock.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit creamy on the sip.

Overall: Someone else's sweety.

It's not terrible, but it's like honey slathered brown bread and the hops end up making it dirty. Too sweet in the long run without enough character to really shine. It drinks closer to an unrefined doppelbock than anything else.
Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Tiernan from Texas

Aug 18, 2015
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can pouring to pint glass

A- A clear amber color with a lager off white head.

S- Sweet, honey, sweet grains, floral notes, light fruits, this a sweet smelling beer.

T- Sweet, honey, caramel malts, sugary finish, floral/herbal hops, slightly fruity. There is almost a sweet tea but not as good.

M- Sweet finish make this a little hash, medium body.

O- This beer is sweet, really feel like they should have added more hops for balance. Really like the idea of this beer, but the sweetness almost at the levels of wort.
Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.2 by TonyFrac from New York

Aug 09, 2015
 
Rated: 2.92 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jul 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by rderedin from Maine

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 2.51 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2015
Narragansett Lovecraft Series - Honey Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 113 ratings