Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale
Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters Bumper Crop Honey AleSquatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale
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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #134
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,794
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 12.12%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to becher pint glass.
The appearance was a chill hazed amber color. Modest little head quickly slid off to leave barely any lace.
The aroma had some gentle lavender qualities, light honey and some lighter herbal/grassy sweetness.
The flavor moderately leaned into the sweetness meshing all of the prior mentioned aromas. Lavender to honey aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a mostly sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Semi-smooth dry and slightly lavender sort of finish.
Overall, pretty nice easy drinker with some dryness that actually made me slow down on it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in Idaho.
Pours with a clear amber body ands a large durables head.
Smells like there's too much lavender but they taste is excellent ... and I'm not even a fan of lavender.
Superb mouthfeel, with soft but very lively carbonation.

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken 02/28/17:

I must admit I am enjoying this well past its expiration date (“expired” late 2015). Took a chance since the style generally isn’t very hoppy and it really is hops that ruin an old beer more than anything else, despite one of their lauded purposes being to keep beer fresh.



Peachy orange amber, mostly clear at first but even in the bottle I can see sediment that will make it cloudy by the final pour. Right, it is just a little cloudier but the main things are an abundance of medium-sized, tannish, spongey fleks in suspension and a change toward a lovely, luminous orange-honey color. Smaller, off-white, somewhat watery head with lower-moderate retention. Amazing smell, was expecting something very generic. Plenty of honey, both from honey and from the malt, but also bread crumbs and light perfume/floral/herbal suggestions obviously from the lavender, and quite reminiscent of lemongrass, all positly partially influenced by a small hopping, if any. Taste is much similar, with wonderful lingering herbal finish, though overall the palate is slightly more lemony-tart and less bready (though still a dose of it in the aftertaste) and the honey takes more of a backseat to lavender and lemongrass. Medium-bodied. Seems a little spritzy but also not far from a Nitro it its creaminess. This beer is amazing, love it!

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Photo of matcris
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Slightly hazy golden ale with a finger of very creamy white head that settles to a thick marshmallow looking layer.Nice bit of lacing. The carbonation is full and rising fast.
AROMA: Sweet. Honey and lavender, they weren't kidding. Smells very malty, and a touch of grain.
TASTE: The lavender really does cut through, honey is there too more in the back. Quite sweet, a litle grain on the finish.
FEEL: Very smooth and soft. Average carbonation on the tongue, medium body.
OVERALL: Something a little unique. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but a nice change of pace.

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Photo of akolb
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear amber. Mild floral and honey aroma. The lavender really comes through in the taste along with floral sweetness, crackery malt, and fresh bread. Was much better than expected, a delightful little beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bumper Crop pours a golden color with a long lasting lacing head. Big lavender aroma, smells like laundry detergent. Flavor is light and crisp, with some honey flavors, but big lavender flavors. Good body and feel. Overall, its not bad, a little too much lavender and not enough honey.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice honey amber color with distinct light hazing, and a 2 finger head that gradually recedes to a creamy pond moss on top. 60% opaque.

Not much to the aroma except for some honey baked grains, a bit of malt.

The flavor is thankfully stronger with a rich baked bread flavor, some floral notes (decidedly lavender), cereal, and malt. Little hop to be tasted, but that's okay. This is a super refreshing ale and yes, absolutely, it reminds me of summer time.

The feel is carbonated, refreshing, creamy, light, airy...it's all good.

Overall, this is such a great summer ale. I'd buy it in sixers for hot weather. Very nice beer!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight "4.25" for me across the board! Sampling right now on the last day of August on a warm summer day. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Best Buy: 08/08/15 on near bottom of bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "SAMUEL ADAMS SUMMER ALE" pilsner glass.

Brew pours a hazy apricot in color with around a 1-finger creamy/foamy white head. Spotty 'sheet-like' lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of grains with a hint of lavender and honey. Pretty much goes for the taste as well with a perfect balance of honey (and lavender) that isn't too sweet. Goes down easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste. Lighter-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall a great summer brew!

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp, Floral, Spicy, Unique

Sweet herbal lavender. Sturdy malt backbone. Not too sweet, kiss of honey in the middle. Modest hopping shows off the lavender. As subtle as this brew is, it can be considered “extreme” even if it tastes nothing out of the ordinary aside from a single herb character. Easy drinking was obviously the brewers intention first and foremost. Worthy of a try.

STYLE: Honey Ale | ABV: 5.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-A pale blonde appearance with a slight haze. Almost no head and seems under carbonated.
S-A lemony citrus aroma
T-The citrus, lemony and a bit of grassy flavors come through. The lavender flavors make for an unusual beer. It also a very slight honey character with some sweetness.
M-The citrus, lemon and hint of honey provided some presence but it was so lightly carbonated
O-A very pleasant and tasty beer but it does not have as much malt or yeast presence as other summer beers.

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Photo of MFMB
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fruit lavender and honey are noticeable right away. Enjoyed this one a good summertime lawn mowing beer or a good brew to suck down before you go meet that chubby girl you meet online.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz picked up at Whole Foods.. Pours a slightly hazy golden brew... Thin white head with no lacing or cap. Strong honey essence works well with the earthy lavender... Odd, but still interesting. The herbaceous lavender never comes off like the flowers, instead like you are rubbing your hands on the leaves.. The honey is fermented out but retains a good presence with residual maltiness.. Okay... I dig the overall beer no doubt, but I doubt I will buy it unless I am brewing a lavender beer. No real qualms, but it is definitely a niche beer.

3.25/3.25/3.5/3.25/3.25

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale has a thin-to-medium, quickly-dissipating, white head, minimal lacing left on the glass, and a mostly clear, amber (honey) appearance. The aroma is of various herbs and wildflowers, with background malt, and the flavor is of those elements, riding alongside honey and sweetness. Hop bitterness is quite low. Mouthfeel is medium, and Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale finishes crisp and drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of Malatesta
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think they finally have these releases down. Honey and lavender are both prominent enough but well balanced, crisp biscuity malt finish. Great beer.

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Photo of brureview
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured a wheat color with a 1F head in a mug.

The aroma is quite good: honey and lemon. After it warms up, the lavender scent begins to be noticeable. There is a wintergreen-mint aroma which transitions through to the finish.

Mouth feel: moderately carbonated.

Taste: honey and citrus. After I looked up lavender taste on the net, I realized that the aroma and taste were strongly lavender- a wintergreen- mint taste.

The finish is quite piquant. The lavender spiciness carries through. With warming the flavors are stronger.-- more citrus and wintergreen.

Overall, a very different and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By: 10/17/14

Pours a nice cloudy pale yellow color, with some nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy white head, which also leaves some small islands and sticky lacing. The nose is slightly malty, with some flower notes, and sweetness, nice little yeast note. The taste is malty, yeasty, flowery, slightly sweet. Medium body, with a slight bitter finish. Overall a pretty tasty brew. Again nice to see another new brew in Utah.

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Photo of viking77
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey taste really came through, lavender was subtle. Good carbonation provided outstanding mouth feel. Easy to drink beer that really invokes summertime.

Beautiful amber color, no foamy head, nice white lacing.

Enjoyed old-time tractor photo on bottle's label.

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Photo of wieshefe17
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up from total wine. Best before 9/18/2014 (poured on July 3rd). Poured out into a bubba Gump Weiss glass. Light blonde in color with a very thin head that quickly dissipates and mildly lingers around the edge. Smell slightly reminds me of perm chemicals but quickly I notice the hint of lavender. The smell is the only negative though and actually brought back some childhood memories of being dragged to the salon with my mother. The taste is slightly sweet with hints of lavender and honey. Mouthfeel is good not harsh and plenty of bubbles. Overall a good beer til the last sip. Wheat beer with a mild yeast used to not overpower the honey and lavender that is this beers uniqueness. Never had a squatter before but I would definitely drink again (and be open to try their other beers)

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this is an awesome seasonal, and the best beer of its kind since wildflower wheat from marble brewing left the state a year or two ago. this is just lovely, blonde hazy beer with notes of fresh honey and lavender flowers. its delicate and not overdone with the special ingredients. at its base is an unfiltered wheat beer with plenty of bubbles and not too thin in body. extremely refreshing, and with the hints of fresh raw honey without all the sugar, and the blooming lavender, i think its a summer beer that will have mass appeal. i also like the new labeling from squatters, looks more classy and eye catching at the same time, more mature and refined, i think they needed such a rebranding for colorado, and i bet this sells well. light on the palate, zesty from the white wheat, and accentuated really nicely. aside from some of the special large format releases, i think this is the best beer ive tasted from these guys. it is versatile with food, insanely sessionable, and just interesting enough to hold the attention of the connoisseur type. very well done summer seasonal.

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Photo of Zorro
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle says "Ale brewed with Honey and Lavender."

Chill hazed amber color with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells sweet and of pollen and flowers. Lavender is quite a strong scent here. No real hop but the flower scent is strong and reminds me of a good Saison.

Starts out sweet and malty with a flower after taste. Mild bitterness and a faint trace of acid this is very much a flower beer and would go great with light flavored foods like broiled fish.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall better than expected, very solid flower beer.

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Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 71 ratings