Sunday's Honey Golden Ale | Septem Microbrewery

Sunday's Honey Golden AleSunday's Honey Golden Ale
BA SCORE
53.1%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 32 ratings
Sunday's Honey Golden AleSunday's Honey Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Septem Microbrewery
Greece
septem.gr

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 11-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,704
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
32
Liked:
17
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
8.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 9
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of SorryMom
4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arkanu
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice, solid beer, really crafted with style and great care. Color is amber yellow, with a huge head that lingers for a while. Smell is also nice, cloves, a lot of honey and certain citrus notes.
Taste is pretty solid too, even though it does not have an outstanding feel in the mouth, it's well balanced with a slightly bitter-sourish finish. Very good beer, overall.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear amber color, four finger white head, thick lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Hops, malts.

T: Malty, hoppy, piney, sweet. Slightly bitter on the back end.

F: Medium bodied, very drinkable.

O: Superb beer from Septem. Was very pleasantly surprised. Highly recommended.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of sourlinus
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, my first non-Mythos beer from Greece. This is apparently part of a 'beer a day' shtick that this brewery has going on, and today being Sunday and all, it must be done.

This beer pours a clear pale golden straw hue, with a tower of puffy, silkily foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice random sudsy cloud lace around the glass as it slowly fades away.

It smells of semi-sweet field and clover honey, bready caramel malt, sweet mixed orchard fruit, and lightly grassy, herbal hops. The taste is sharp, kind of musty honey, grainy caramel malt, a touch of biscuit, some pleasantly edgy citrus fruit, ethereal, and yet spicy yeast, a dry nuttiness, and floral, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite tight, and a little sassy, the body a decent medium weight, and plainly smooth, the fine bubbles cutting into the dance a little too eagerly. It finishes off-dry, the honey taking a step back, as the fruity and hoppy bitterness starts to rev it up.

A tasty, mead-adjacent hoppy pale ale, is what this is. I've had braggots before, but they were all about the well-attenuated honey, and not much interested in any beer-like hop goodness. Not here - this appears to be a true blend, as in blend of ingredients, starting well early in the process. By chance, I recommended this to my favorite ex-pat Greek donair-slinger when I was buying this - I hope he likes it too.

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Photo of patra7
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I let the beer warm out of the freeze a bit and served it at around 8 degrees Celsius (46 F) in a small pint glass.

Appearance: Light gold color; ½ inch white head of low retention
Smell: Wonderful smells of various citrus fruit (peaches, bergamot, orange) with hints of honey and yeast
Taste: There’s a light sweetness but this is finely balanced by the citrus bitterness and the coarseness of the mouthfeel. After several sips, towards the end of the bottle, the sweetness becomes more prevalent.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a coarse / grainy feel and medium carbonation. I would describe it as a syrupy stream in a coarse wrapping, that somehow scores points in the "refreshing" category as well.
Drinkability / overall: Not a “session beer” but certainly very enjoyable. The overall impression is of a beer demanding your attention, not to be drunk lightly.

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Photo of freneticamnesic
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Brandywine
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TheBronze
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Markken
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev 0%

Photo of leitmotif
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.33 litre brown bottle: BBD 15 Oct 2013. Brought back from the beautiful island of Mykonos and opened at home on 5 Sep 2013.

Poured into an 'Augustijn' badged chalice: golden and clear, with a full white foaming head.

The aroma was fairly sweet, maybe some honey notes but floral hops definitely along with light malts.

One of the best Greek beers I've had (of around 20), interesting and flavoursome: hoppy, yet balanced, with a trace of honey lurking in the depths, some yeastiness also appears within the flavours which add another dimension to the overall enjoyment.

Paid over the odds for the bottle, but I really enjoyed drinking it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of redsoxjim
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sunday's Honey Golden Ale from Septem Microbrewery
Beer rating: 53.1% out of 100 with 32 ratings
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