Mexican Honey Imperial Lager | Indeed Brewing Company

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Mexican Honey Imperial LagerMexican Honey Imperial Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gatornation on 08-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of vheissu15
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipeters1017
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Smells very strongly of honey, with a few floral notes coming through. Taste is honey--sweet but not overbearing, with a little bit of spice in there. You can't taste any alcohol whatsoever, and there's a floral, almost grassy taste that comes through in the finish. The first sip was slightly medicinal, but it didn't show up again. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very refreshing for an 8% ABV, definitely looking forward to having this throughout the summer. This is the most impressed I've been with Indeed by far.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fiveiron
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MooseBoose
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nolster
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopstout
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i cant believe people didnt like this more, its one of the best honey beers out there right now, its strong and rich, summery and incredibly flavorful. awesome stuff from indeed. the pint can pours a mostly clear rich golden color with slightly orange edges and a tall shaving cream thick white head. honey is dominant in the aroma, seriously honey forward, floral and waxy and genuine. the beer isnt crazy sweet though, i think they did a nice job letting the lager yeast chew up just enough of the honey to make it refreshingly dry, but still taste a whole lot like honey. it has a satisfying feeling in the throat too, the honey definitely influences the texture of this. i love the flavor, sweet a little bit, cerealy and fresh on the grain side of things, and with a classic lager yeast strain the comes on later. super easy drinking for its strength, this went down way too quick. honey and maple syrup and certain fruit sugars sometimes are just so hard to brew well with because its a trade off between the beer being sweet to a fault or tasting like the ingredient, and with that in mind, this is some of the better honey flavored beer out. it needed to be a strong lager, the style is perfect for the honey to shine through. top notch and underappreciated beer right here.

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Photo of Beerbelly22
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me some of a blonde doppelbock with the sweet honied maltiness....and then also it reminds of a malt liquor with its somewhat harsh splash of alcohol....mix in a little earthy/floral hoppiness and I'm not sure what we got here. I kind of like it as a I like sweeter beers at times. I'd say better than average but nothing I would be fired up to drink again.

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Photo of npachl
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastRain
2.11/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This is from tasting notes on 3/10/16.

From a 4 pack of cans... poured into a snifter glass. Not sure if these cans were stored in a hot place or if this is how the beer is supposed to taste... Here goes the review.

Look - gold/yellow color with a decent lacing. What I expected for an imperial lager. - 4

Aroma is a very strange dank vegetable medicinal notes... really not liking it. Some grape maybe? Not starting off on the right foot. - 1.75

The flavor keeps you on guard with a boozy medicinal taste. Like a combo of old cough medicine and beer that you really just try to get down the hatch. There are some elements of bready/spice spice combo. It was really tough to tell what was going on. There was some sweetness from the honey. Hops were not overwhelming by any means as expected, the medicinal flavor took over completely. I really hope this was a bad set of cans because we (between three people) tried to choke it down but poured all of them down the drain... something that seems like a sin. - 1.75

Feel - Normal for an Imperial lager - slightly malty.

Overall - I gave this beer a 2. Tough when you have to pour a 4 pack down the drain. Will try again next year and update the rating if it changes.

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Photo of elec
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CSO
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metalsnota
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Worth a try. A bit more interesting than other lagers, due to the honey and 8% ABV

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Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garymuchow
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've seen this on the shelves for the past year and looked forward this this new batch. Just in time for spring, but I do note is has a best buy date lasting nearly a year. Boy that alcohol is a good preservative.
Mostly grainy, lager yeast and a small hit of spice and green from hops.
Quite clear, but not brilliant. Dense white head with good stamina. A little darker than typical.
Really nice complexity for a lager. Nice carbonic bite to start that adds a sharpness to the flavors. The grains pop on this, with a spiciness and herbal, floral hops. A slightly drying soft bitterness that doesn't linger too much. The lingering taste is a slight sweetness and it's nice with a very soft bitterness.
Great lager feels goes down easy but with the bite and slight heaviness from a larger beer it slows it down just enough.
There is a nice sweetness in the aroma and drink that brings rounds out the flavors and seems to enhance the other flavors.
I like this drink

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Mexican Honey Imperial Lager from Indeed Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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