Texas Honey Ale | Guadalupe Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Guadalupe Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
guadalupebrew.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.32%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 07-24-2012

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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
65
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
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Reviews by Lawl3ss:
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap. 16 oz. pour- stemless imperial tulip

Look- Clear amber-brown, slightest hint of red. Served with half a finger of cream, dense white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell- Sweet, assertively honey-y. Overall, mild- moderately herbal/vegetal, but doesn't seem out of place. Bready, full aroma. Grainy. Somehow reminiscent of honeyed jalapeño cornbread. Good jalapeño cornbread.

Taste- Honey, vaguely reminiscent of OBP^2. Mellow, vanilla, biscuit, more honey. Finishes rounded, soft, floury, nougat. Aftertaste is mild, light treacle + oyster cracker.

Mouthfeel- Hefty for a blonde, full, bready feel. Clean, toasty finish. Moderately sticky, cleans itself up but the overall impression is still fairly full, bready, sluggish. Sipping doesn't suit it.

Overall- Decent honey ale. Nice flavor, could be cleaner. Worth trying. I'd probably order it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Black Whale Pub in New Braunfels.

The beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the wheat with not too much else coming through. The honey is more noticeable in the flavor. I get a lot of sweet honey notes, as well as some sugar, toffee, wheat and a bit of grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of n2185
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

I have always enjoyed blonde honey beers, one of my favorites being Barbar. The Texas Honey Ale from New Braunfels, Texas does not disappoint, sporting a higher abv (7.32) and lovely blonde highlights, it digests as both palatable and entrancingly alcoholic, not unlike a good belgian triple (my current favorite style).

I would suggest drinking this beer just as one receives a delicious, hearty appetizer, as it is both both yet subtle, with the honey ingredient being a lovely sweetener that does not diminish, but develops.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Ford
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of champ103
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler bought from Premium Draught in Houston.

A: Pours a hazed golden/orange color. A two finger tightly packed and pillowing white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace as well.
S: Toasted malt and cereal grains. A nice honey sweetness, and a lavender aromas as well. Simple, but enjoyable enough.
T: Follows the nose. Bready and toasted malts. Cereal grains and a bit of sweetness. Honey like of coarse, but also distinctly lavender.
M/D: A light to medium body. Moderate carbonation, though a bit on the watery side. Not hard to drink at all. The growler will be gone in no time. Holly cow, I did not know this was over 7%, I can't tell that at all.

Pretty simplistic, by the books, and no frills. That is just fine. It hits the spot on a hot summer afternoon in Texas. Don't ignore it if you come across this. One of those beers that is for enjoying, not reviewing (oh the irony), and I am enjoying the hell of this the more I drink it.

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Texas Honey Ale from Guadalupe Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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