Mexican Honey Imperial Lager | Indeed Brewing Company

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Mexican Honey Imperial LagerMexican Honey Imperial Lager

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gatornation on 08-17-2013

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty good stuff for a lager. Can see myself drinking enough of this on a hot summer day and falling off a deck somewhere

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4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bsp77
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Rich gold with good sized white cap.

Smell: Biscuit, hay, spice, apple, citrus and honey.

Taste: Backbone of biscuit, apple, citrus, sweet honey and hay. Some light spiciness from the hops, but restrained. The finish is definitely mead-like, with some floral notes as well.

Feel: Medium to full body, ample carbonation, sudden drying finish from the honey to combat the honeycomb sweetness it had previously imparted. Very smooth lager body.

Overall: Good Imperial Lager with lots of taste and a nice citrus and mead profile from the Mexican Honey. I like the way honey can both provide a sweet taste and a dry finish. Could have used a little more hops for balance instead of primarily relying on the dried out honey finish, but very good nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours bright straw under a 2” finely bubbled white foam cap that clings to the side of the glass.
S: Light orange and honey on the nose with light grains in the background.
T: Honeyed light grains with orange highlights.
F: Dry and crispy with medium carbonation and a medium light body. Has a little honey texture and stickiness on the finish that lingers and coats the tongue.
O: A big, refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of warmbier804
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into an Indeed shaker glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Huge four finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp, bready, and sweet malt forward aroma with good hints of biscuit, honey, and citrus. Pale malt with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, cracker, straw, and lager yeast. Big sweet hints of honey. Citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon. Also some earthy and floral hop hints. A very solid sweet Pilsner aroma.

Taste: Like the smell previews, a nicely crisp, sweet, and bready malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, citrus, and sweet honey. Bready pale malt with notes of biscuit, cracker, grains, straw, hay, and lager yeast. Big notes of honey sweetness. Citrus fruit notes of oranges and lemon zest. Subtle floral and earthy hop presence. A pretty good big Pils taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and nicely smooth. Starts sweet and finishes dry.

Overall: A pretty good take on a bigger Pilsner. The added honey adds a nice sweet kick without making things overly sweet.

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Photo of OStrungT
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color, with a thick pillowey white head. The head fades ever so slowly, leaving a massive lace.

This beer has a grainy aroma. I detect some pepper nots as well as some grass. It has a very mild honey aroma.

As with the aroma, the honey that I was expecting takes a back seat to the grainy flavor. It is a little more pronounced, but only slightly.

This beer is crisp. It is carbonated well. It leaves a grain aftertaste with a hint of honey. The a kohl content is very well masked in this beer. Is it sessionsble? I don't think so, but I am not opposed to drinking a bottle or two.

Overall, this is a pretty decent beer. I don't love it, but I like it enough. Thanks go out to my good friend Sarah for including this with a plethora of fine Minnesota beers!

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of morimech
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale golden color with a dense two fingers of white head. The head settles to a thick cap with heavy lacing being left down the glass during consumption.

One of the most amazing floral aromas I have smelled in a beer. Hints of orange peel and lemon zest. Light hint of cracker like malt.

Nice honey flavor that is sweet, but not cloying. Nice compliments of citrus and flowers. A touch of perfume from the alcohol. I was afraid that this might be overly sweet but straddles a fine line with the help of the Amarillo hops and pilsner malt.

Feels like an imperial beer. Wish it had a little bit more carbonation. Feels a little clingy on the palate.

Has some amazing features. Keep these unusual beers coming Indeed. Another winner.

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Mexican Honey Imperial Lager from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 169 ratings