Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Date Honey Ale (LSD)
Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis

Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Date Honey Ale (LSD)Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Date Honey Ale (LSD)
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From:
Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #62
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,035
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 18.44%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
155
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 14, 2022
Added:
Oct 01, 2009
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  39
SCORE
81
Good
Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Date Honey Ale (LSD)Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Date Honey Ale (LSD)
Notes: The beer formerly known as LSD: A kaleidoscopic combination of Lavender, Sunflower honey, and Dates set the stage for a mind-bending beer experience as delicate floral aromas dance atop rich notes of fruit and honey. "
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Rated: 3.79 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 08, 2022
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Rated by TommyG22 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Golden dark clear beer. Smells of fruit. Amazing Red amber style beer. Easy drinker. Smooth and enjoyable.
May 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

May 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by wmnaylor from New York

Jun 26, 2020
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a crowler into a pint glass. Pours deep orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of honey with lavender. Tastes of minty lavender with nice hints of honey. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
May 17, 2020
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium gold-orange with a quarter finger white head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of candi malt, lavender, mild dates; very aromatic. Flavor is candi malt, honey, lavender, dates and a hint of lemon. Finish is semi-sweet lavender with a light herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Delivers what it promises, with a floral mixture of honey and lavendear mediated by light dates. A faint citrus flavor develops near the finish which is drier and leaves herbal, rather than hop bitterness, like a sahti. The lavendear is interesting, but it is a dominating aroma and flavor that gave me all of my daily recommended floral quotient for the day. The base is somewhat like a golden ale made with honey and is pleasant. I enjoyed this, but it is floral enough that it is a one time experience. I like this brewery's use of honey and would like to try more.
Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2019
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Quite an interesting brew no bitterness with mild lavender good honey notes and actually tastes of dark fruits with the dates. Nothing I would run out and get again but like I said smooth easy drinking and well interesting.
Oct 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2019
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: Cloudy orange. One finger of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Sweet and fruity, with strong date notes mixed with subdued lavender.

Taste: Mild honey flavor followed by a gentle lavender note. Subtly sweet without any hops or other bittering agents.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety with high carbonation.

Overall: A little too mild, but very drinkable and cool.
Oct 01, 2019
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Tioga-Sequoia 13-oz. tulip
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received July 19, 2019
Consumed: July 27, 2019
Reviewed as: Herbed / Spice Beer
Misc.: Canned on June 10, 2019; Enjoy by June 9, 2020

Thanks, Sam!

Got this along with seven other beers from Sam. Had four of the Indeed beers before on Beer Advocate, ranging from a 3.66 to a 3.98. Online description read, “Hello, beautiful stranger. A kaleidoscopic spiral of Lavender, Sunflower honey, and Dates, LSD sets the stage for a mind-bending beer experience as electrifying floral aromas dance atop rich notes of fruit and honey. Are you experienced?” Interesting.

Poured a copper, slightly hazy color with three fingers of khaki white head. Fast moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Below average watery lacing. Decent watery retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled lavender, rose blossom, floraly perfume, hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, honey, dates, raisin, plum and caramel. More of the same from the can. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted even better than the nose. Got lavender, rose, floraly perfume, cinnamon, brown sugar, honey, dates, raisin, plum, caramel, herbal and mango peel. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Soft carbonation. Long, spicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just an excellent beer. Best Indeed beer I’ve had. (Overall - 4.25)

4.21 | 94 | A-
Aug 14, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Gosh, I don't even know how I obtained this beer as I probably traded for it a while ago. The bottom of the can said that this would be best by 2/2/18 but even a year after that, this tasted fresh, lively, and *different* than anything I've ever had - even for beers of this style. This was so good that it nearly won me over to this style!

Lovely pour to this as the radiant, almond hue to the liquid was topped off by plenty of tan and offsetting foam that complemented it beautifully. Most of the lacing left on the side of my pint glass was in a deep ring near the top as the body and mouthfeel were light while staying full enough to appreciate. Tons of lavender, dates, floral, and potpourri notes in the nose as this felt like something straight out of Woodstock with a ton of perfume and wheat thrown in for good measure. The mouthfeel was full of sunflower honey as this had a pure sweetness to it that contained zero sugar or overt kick with the end result being a beer that was quite natural and unrestrained; as the lavender and dates only added to it's organic appeal. An orange blossom-like slickness lingered on my palate long after this went down as the lack of carbonation only added to the thick and everlasting appeal of this liquid.

There was a perfect amount of alcohol in this as the liquid felt like nectar without the sugar and juice without the tanginess. If you like your beers to be floral, natural, and rustic, you have you match here as this came across as something transported to the future from the 60's. From the can design to the naturalistic feel, this was such a throwback beer that it was relevant here in the 21st century. Drink this to find out what once was, and what the status of the industry currently is!
May 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a fairly clear amber color. The head is off white, frothy, 3 finger, and has decent retention, with some nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is kinda funky. I do get the dates. A hint of the honey.
Taste - it is a funky beer. It has the flavors described in the name mashed together. The honey and the dates seem to be up front, with the lavender and sunflower on the backside. The backside is the funky, more wild part of this beer.
The body is decent, and the wild funky feeling does linger in my palate, along with some carbonation.
I don't know how people rate this beer as low as the average is. It is different, but it does work, and is a solid beer.
Dec 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by npachl from Wisconsin

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Nov 11, 2018
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Rated by robotnewyork from Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A little on the sweet side, but lavender makes it tasty. Good summer beer.
Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2.42 by corywalston from North Dakota

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.46 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Apr 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by AdamRBurnett from New York

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Apr 08, 2018
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Reviewed by NRajtarski from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
16oz beer canned on 1/30/18. The beer poured an orange-yellow with a large amount of frothy head notes of lavender where first followed by the smell of sweet honey. The taste was tangy and floral with lavender and date flavor at the front of the palate. The body of this beer was medium. Overall this is a solid beer by Indeed Brewing and I'm glad that they are local for me because I will be drinking this beer again.
Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by Benish from Utah

Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Mar 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer pours an amber brown with an average head, The aroma features lime peel, lavender, limestone, rose petal, and golden raisin. The flavor features lots of lavender an violets, and roses, with some honey, and just a hint of figgy darkness at the end. Th mouthfeel is fairly light, with some weight and strong carbonation. Overall this beer has nice layers of complexity, while maintaining an easy going spirit.
Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by RinTheAssMan from Minnesota

Jan 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2 by Adamostella from Washington

Nov 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz tall boy, sample from the brewery.

Deep amber hue, perfect clarity with some great looking lacing action down the glass. Lots of lavender in the nose with some dates and sweetness which is most likely from the honey malt. More than enough lavender character on the palate, dates come in with some caramel or honey-like sweetness. Nutty and spicy middle. Finishes semi-sweet with a long linger of lavender. Extreme and flavorful, tasty and quite drinkable for where it goes.
Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by fuzzcherry from Minnesota

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois

Aug 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by kmanjohnson from California

Aug 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Usernames from North Dakota

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.43 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2016
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Reviewed by SD-Alefan from South Dakota

3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy gold with a thin, light tan head that fades fast.
The aroma is lavender, floral, honey and a touch of citrus.
Taste is dominated by lavender with a touch of honey and citrus and a bitter finish with a hint of dank.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Too much lavender for me.
Jun 26, 2016
Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Date Honey Ale (LSD) from Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 198 ratings