Honey Seeker | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgian-style strong ale brewed with the addition of an abundance of honey. It pours a deep golden color, with a very effervescent nose. It has pronounced esters of bubble-gum and banana, typical of a Belgian-style beer. But with the addition of 240lbs. of honey per batch as well a nice malty backbone, you’ll notice flavors reminiscent of honey spread on toast.

About the name: Honey Seeker is named after an 8,000 year-old cave painting found in Spain depicting the practice of “honey hunting,” in which members of ancient tribes would subdue colonies of bees, usually with smoke. They would then knock the hive to the ground (or in the case of this famous cave painting) climb into the tree to retrieve the honey.

Added by DrStiffington on 07-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 1
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a real interesting brew here, definitely belgian, but probably closest to a tripel. its just darker than blonde, with a ton of visible carbonation and massing an inch of thick white head with excellent retention. i smell the honey, its heavy, almost like a mead, floral and sweet, and pairing beautifully with the fruity belgian yeast. the flavor is similar, with an understated grain base, not as full and rich as most tripels, lighter and more delicate, leaving a lot of the contribution of fermentable sugar up to the honey. its sweet in the middle but the finish ist sugary, the belgian yeast has been extraordinarily efficient in its work, leaving a radiantly carbonated rather dry beer bursting with honey and fruit flavors. maybe not exactly what i want in the fall, but its really well made and quite distinct from other honey brews. my first from these guys if i remember right, and its a real good one, the alcohol is totally invisible. yum.

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Honey Seeker from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 22 ratings