Honey Badger | Appalachian Mountain Brewery

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3.72/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
North Carolina, United States
appalachianmountainbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ToddThompson on 04-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,124
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Mojo:
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stephen_Bailey
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLewis
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Immortale25
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Unlabeled sample bomber.

A- Pours a clean medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small specs behind.

S- Crisp, bready aroma brings with it some mild fruit notes such as apple, pear and even peach. Not bad at all.

T- Common blonde ale flavor of stale bread and not much else. Minimal hop bitterness. Easy to drink but not particularly enjoyable.

M- Clean, crisp, almost lager-like with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Pretty standard blonde ale. Nothing wrong with it per say but I would like a bit more malt character personally.

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Photo of markjarema11
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MinnBrewer
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excellent beer! I can't say that I taste honey, but I wasn't looking for it at this airport bar. Nice flavor and balanced hops with malt. Perhaps slightly bitter on the back of the tongue (use lower alpha hops for bittering).

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Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a faint amount of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with a hint of light fruit sweetness (including apple and pear) with a hint of citrus/orange zest.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready malts with a light to moderate amount of honey + light fruit (apple) sweetness. There are hints of citrus/orange zest and just the lightest hint of grassy hops which impart a touch of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: If I did not know this was an ale based on the description from the brewery, I would have thought it was a lager based on the mouthfeel and flavors. Very easy to drink and enjoyable. I could easily put down a few of these in a sitting and in the can form factor, they would be perfect for tailgating or outdoor activities.

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Photo of baklo
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LWagoner
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crivera2012
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsed
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I hesitated to buy this beer based on a low score, but was given one from my neighbor and was pleasantly surprised.

Looks a bit hazy

Smells like English malts, slight (not pale ale level) hoppiness, and citrus

Taste the English malts upfront, then comes the hops with a notable citrus kick.

Feels like an english bitter with a kick of citrus.

If your looking for a citrusy english bitter or just a satisfying below 5%abv beer, I'd give it a try.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ToddThompson
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of loverofthecraft
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Onenote81
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MIchael_D_Larkin
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jamato14
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newbrewer_zb
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of REVZEB
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a 16 ounce can with lunch at the Six Pence Pub in Blowing Rock North Carolina (with a great BLT sammich). Good beer, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Brewski
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Honey Badger from Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 27 ratings