Bee Tea | Night Shift Brewing

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85
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mlazzaro on 03-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the brewery on September 8th, 2012.

This beer was amber in colour with a hint of orange and an off-white head that settled quickly. The smell was very sweet and floral with a nice earthiness to it and hints of orange peel. The taste was pretty in-line with the smell... A slight sweet and citrus flavour initially, finishing with a jasmine tea earthiness. Very refreshing.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely.

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2.23/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Batch #6, Bottled 7/10/12;

Poured with a beautiful head: long lasting and nice lacing, but very cloudy/muddy looking. No shaking or stirring, just really muddy.

Smells nice; a bit sour as expected with a wheat beer, bit of floral from citrus and honey and a note of the tea but not much hops, also a touch of bubble gum.

Mostly sour and astringent tastes, not much malt, as you would expect but it lacks the spiciness I was hoping for. Tastes like over brewed tea and citrus pith.

The body and carbo are right on the money.

Drinkable: OK, doesn’t taste as though it is 8.4%, but really not what I was hoping for.

Over all, very disappointed, I was hoping for a spicy and zesty Belgian wheat beer. The flavors seem kind of muddy: distracting from each other rather than complimenting each other.

I remembered the name from an Edible Boston article, I love the local aspect and I love wheat and wit beers. Honey tea wheat ale seemed right up my alley and I was hoping for a special occasion beer. This is not it for me. It could be a poor batch and I will certainly try other beers of theirs but I will not recommend this beer to friends.

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

Growler from their brewery, a shining beacon in the middle of the 6th ring of gnarly warehouse hell!

Golden-orange amber pour with a finely laced just offwhite head, looks beautiful.

Nose of sweet floral honey and a hint of the tangy orange additions.

Taste is sweet honey front and center, with the tangy-sweet orange following it in short order, before finishing beautifully dry and astringent from the green tea. The tea lingers on the palate with the honey, in a bitter-sweet medley of awesome. Perfect malt backbone, lightly toasted.

Mouthfeel as silky smooth as can be throughout, the result of wheat certainly, and perhaps the honey. Sweet silkiness hides the 8% abv.

I'm loving this beer, and Night Shift's unique approach to melding classic styles. Their approach reminds me of Element Brewery of Millers Falls - both refuse to adhere to a single style, but combine disparate styles into something memorable. Night Shift has the unique ingredient niche cornered with this and their other brews - utilizing habaneros, green tea, lemongrass and ginger, just a grab bag of ingredients seen in their other styles.

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Bee Tea from Night Shift Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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