Buck's Honey Wheat | Madison Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Madison Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aquatonex on 02-25-2005

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by laurastradford:
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Photo of fitzy84
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one from their samplers at the restaurant. The drink had a dark gold, blonde-like appearance with a small head and no real lacing. Definitely some nice sweetness from honey and wheat flavors, lives up to its name. Very nice and sweet flavors that appreciate the ingredients of the beverage: bread and honey. A decent crispness definitely helps the drink's flavors, but it was a bit too light. Overall, very nice.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hopbar
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Madison Brewing Company Pub and Restaurant
Pint Glass

Stopped by Madison's for lunch on my way to Killington. Was in the mood for something refreshing so I went with the Honey Wheat.

A: Fairly light, golden color with some hints of orange streaks. Not much of a head but that could have been due to the lime wedge.

S: The lime wedge did overpower the beer but you could still make out a faint, Vermont honey scent.

T: Once again, the lime was apparent but there was some honey coming through.

M: Crisp and refreshing, just what I was looking for, with lots of bubbles; right temperature too, not too cold

D: Although I do enjoy my Hefe Weizen both with and without the citrus sidekick, in this case, I would have done without it, at least just to start. I would have liked to have tasted the beer before it was masked with lime. However, I found no fault in the lime harmonizing with the honey wheat and it was just what I needed to get me back on the road.

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Photo of patrick802
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Rifugium
2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Nothing too memorable here, and my notes are pretty slim. Slightly hazy honey color, with a small, white head that dissipated, sinking to a tiny ringlet, and leaving a few dots of lacing on the glass. Pretty basic aroma of honey and toasted wheat. Taste of lightly toasted cereal grains, honey sweetness, somewhat astringent. Light body, thin mouthfeel, but appropriate for the style. I really have to be in the mood for this style anyway, and this one wasn't really winning me over.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub served with a wedge of lime for some reason. Pours a clear deep golden color with a thinnish white head. Smells of spicy wheat malt and a sweet honey like well sweetness. Sweet honey like taste with an earthy spicy wheat edge to it. The taste is OK, maybe I should have kept the lime in it. Medium body with a medium to high level of carbonation and a spicy sticky mouthfeel. Not a bad honey wheat beer, but not a great one either.

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Photo of aquatonex
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another better option from Madison.

Pours medium amber, honey colored with minimal head, medium carbonation. Nose possesses sturdy wheat notes as well as some honey. Taste follows with pleasant wheat, very mild hops, and 'real Vermont honey' lacing the flavors. It was a little watery, though, would have liked more pronounced flavors. Otherwise, good balance and finish.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bjohnson
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The bartender told me this was made with pure Vermont honey so I decided to give it a whirl. It came with a LIME!!! Already thinking, this isn't what it should be. From my notes:

A: Hazy golden color with a one finger frothy head. Not much lace. A Damn LIME!

S: Aromas of mild honey with a big wheatyness that hits the nose. I was left wanting more here--More Honey, more something.

T: Tastes of wheat and a breadyness that tranforms into a sweet honey elixir. Definately has to be Vermont honey, but really, who can tell where the honey came from.

M & D: Mouthfeel and drinkability are good. Not heavy but a moderate wheat ale with good carbonation that is easily drinkable and smooth. But please, get rid of those limes!

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Photo of crisis44
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap the brewery-slash-restaurant. Poured off the tap a true, processed honey gold color with sadly little head. No retention and no lacing to speak of. The aromas were distinctly wheat with some honey sweetness but both were a little faint. The flavors struck me as equally pale, dry wheat and some bready malts with hints of honey sweetness. The honey was surprisingly weak for the name and the body was very watery. Too light overall though the moderate carbonation does help to fill in what the liquid itself could not. Still, as an 'American Pale Wheat Ale' it is true to the style. Drinkable and summery but not one I'd spring for.

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Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Buck's Honey Wheat from Madison Brewing Co.
3.32 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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