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Beasley's Honey White | Fullsteam Brewery

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Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Fullsteam and Chef Ashley Christensen, brewed specifically for her newest venture, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey (Raleigh, N.C.). This unfiltered white ale is brewed with toasted Tellicherry black pepper, North Carolina honey, and North Carolina oats. It's specifically crafted to pair with Beasley's signature honey-drizzled fried chicken and, in North Carolina, is only available on-tap at Beasley's and Fullsteam. If you happen to find yourself fresh out of honey-drizzled fried chicken, you’re not out of cluck...this unfiltered ale is delicious on its own or paired with light meats, salads, cheese, or spring vegetables.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at GBDrink, Washington, DC

A: The beer is hazy light pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peppery spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with some flavors of wheat and honey but is mostly dominated by flavors of peppery spices; these particularly stand out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: With all of the peppery spices, I felt that this beer tastes more like a hybrid between a witbier and a saison.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Didn't read the description when I first tasted the beer so the pepper hit me pretty hard. The color was a light gold just like honey and the smell was the same as expected from the color. Easy drinking beer with a kick at the end! The pepper doesn't show up until the after taste and it's just one more element to keep you going back for another sip. I would love to try this with Beasleys fried chicken soon living in the Raleigh area myself.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who knows why this beer works but it does. Oatmeal and honey makes sense, but honey and pepper together? It is definitely a unique brew. The nose is all pepper and spice. The flavor begins the same way, then reveals the sweetness of the honey. There is a lingering yeast flavor that reminds of a lager or cream ale. The mouthfeel is well carbonated but finishes smooth. I can't comment much on the appearance as this was from a growler poured into a wheat glass. All the sediment was in the bottom of the growler and difficult to stir up, so I didn't get the haziness an unfiltered should have.

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Beasley's Honey White from Fullsteam Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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