Me So Honey | Belching Beaver Brewery

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3.62/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States
belchingbeaver.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
145
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
61
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 145
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy pale honey gold yellow with a huge white head, falls away slowly and leaves generous lacing. Aroma is faint, corn bread. honey, and a touch of citrus. Flavor follows the nose, sweet up front with a touch of tartness in the end. No real hop bitterness. Feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied, carbonated well enough. Overall a fun beer.

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Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can at Lulu’s. Exceptionally smooth brew, bright golden with fluffy head. Light, sweet grainy aroma. Grainy, bready taste, some honey, really nice feel. Great summer beer

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Veiled golden color with low activity. Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs but decent swirl reaction. Flavors of honey, apples, caramel, sweet barley, and floral hops. Almost creamy full body with a prickly and crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, pleasant maillard effect with a flowery end. Good balance, complexity, and freshness. Although the accessibility high, it could be stronger. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of edc20
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Relatively high calorie count at 162 calories. Tastes like a typical wheat beer, not much hoppy character at all. Pours a nice yellow with a substantial head.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad at all. I'm not a big fan of what I perceive as sweet pale ales but this one is a wheat beer with a nice balance of malty/biscuity backbone and some hop presence with of course a bit of honey. Goes down pretty smooth. Prost!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a decent yellow color with a light transparency about it allowing some light carbonation streams to be seen rising. The aroma had a light honey arising about it. The taste was sweet and sticky honey slapping my lips in nicely but not overbearing. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium (yeah for a blonde showing a heavier body, hmmm...interesting, I diggin’ it). There was a slight honey aftertaste that bled into a sweet sticky finish. Overall, this one may come across as a fairly sessionable beer but if anything this blonde has some flavor to it. Don’t take this one for granted.

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Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can in Idaho.
Hazy amber body with a durable white head.
Aroma: an appealing mix of wheat bread, honey and yeast.
The same elements characterize the flavor, along with some earthy hops. Nether sweet nor bitter overall.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok.

Deep orange amber color, it comes with silky white head that stands with good retention before slowly sinking to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving plenty of lacing patch all around.

In a nose, honey, flowery, clove spice, baked bread, biscuit, dough, grain sugar, and honeysuckle.

Sweetness is in a lead by honey and sweet bread/biscuit malt, then it is sweet again with notes of honey, floral, bread/biscuit malt, sugar, and dough yet with lingering residual sweet malt and toasted biscuit.

Medium body with crisp and lively carbonation through the palate, quite smooth mouthfeel, finish is dry.

It is quite a good brew with lots of malt and hop profile that is uniquely displayed in both the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of descobar
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

on tap at North Park tap room - smells bready and biscuity with significant honey sweetness, as expected. pours pale straw colored, perfectly clear with lower than expected head or retention. taste: continues with breadyness, honey sweetness and not enough hop bitterness to balance it well. palate: just some restrained astringency going on. it finishes with lingering honey sweetness and fading bitterness. - not a bad beer. simple. easy. not a bad thing.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the seductive sweetness of honey that waltzes through a fresh kilned grain profile, the Belching Beaver team makes the lackluster pale wheat style somewhat irresistible.

Me So Honey pours with a self-explained pale honey gold appearance while carrying a modest wheat translucence. Floral honeysuckle, delicate fruit and fresh baked breads waft onto the nose while its taste is sweet with grain sugars, light cake flavor and overt honey overtones; somewhat seeming angel food cake-like.

And as the sweetness rolls across the palate, its honey seduction is lost on the tastebuds and the beer's sweet graininess starts to win out. Light with melon, strawberry, apple and citrus, its complexity is delicate, tangy and remaining floral. Bold sweetness prevails as any hop balance is mute, adding a faint grassiness to the finish.

Medium-bodied and smooth, the texture is much like cream ale as hints of vanilla and cream add a softness to taste but also limits the beer's crispness, cleanliness or refreshment. It is however, a summer beer that would find much favor at picnics, front porches or beside those summer salads.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow, carbonation is medium to high, taste is crisp, sweet and very lightly hopped. Aroma is sweet with some honey notes. A great summer beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy, golden orange beer with a quickly fading off white head. The smell is mostly honey with bready yeast. The taste is sweet with the distinct taste of honey. There is a little bitterness at the end but a lot of bread yeast in there. Not a bad beer but big on the honey and bread tastes.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

definitely a fan of this one, really cool and crushable honey brew, very authentic honey flavor, but not too sweet overall, something i would drink a ton of in warm weather if it were available here. cloudy and very pale, looks like a wheat beer for sure, tall frothy white head on it, lively bubbles, pretty intricate lacing. floarl honey aroma with a little generic clean citrus, less yeast influence than expected. driven by the fresh wheat and honey in the flavor, fresh and sweet in the middle, not all the way waxy and raw, but all the way flavorful, with more hops than anticipated too, somewhat lemony, pungent, lots of wheat too, drier than it starts in the end, very well carbonated, and overall an extremely distinct beer that is a great showcase of honey. i like it being so low alcohol, perfect for sessioning, and i like it so bubbly. the honey is cool because its very obvious in the taste but does not make this too sweet for heavy consumption. i have liked everything i have had from these guys, not sure why this one (and all of their stuff really) doesnt get more hype. well made and creative beers, this is a great honey ale!

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Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a 6-pack of Me so Honey in cans. Poured into a vintage Löwenbrauerei radler glass I picked up while attending last years Oktoberfest in Munich. Pours a nice golden brown/hay color that has an unfiltered appearance with quite a bit of cloudiness-- with a fairly puffy head that foams out and dissipates over time. Lacing is moderate. Smells of honey, wildflower, lemon zest, malt biscuit sweetness and a nice wheat like character from the brew. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, light carbonation and the crispness of a blonde ale with a slight thicker mouthfeel. Absolutely love the honeyed sweetness added, it puts a nice complexity to the beer. Really great honey style ale, I highly recommend this beer. With the summertime heat, a perfect beer for a lazy Sunday work around the house, a journey to the beach, or just kicking back on the porch and getting the grill going.

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Photo of Myotus
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle (indecipherable bottle date) into a Spiegelau Wheat glass. Consumed on 28Feb16.
LOOK: Pours with a fingers worth of white foam that dissipates into a half fingers worth of foam. A subtle amount of very thick lacing is left behind from the head dissipation. Gold in color with a high amount of cloudiness. There is a high amount of small rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate in quantity and thick.
SMELL: Strong aromas of sweet honey are backed by mild aromas of wheat and subtle lemon zest and peach aromas. Hints of floral hops can also be detected.
TASTE: Very strong honey flavors first strike the palate and are immediately followed by mild flavors of wheat. Subtle peach and lemon zest flavors keep the ball rolling as wheat flavors grow slightly stronger. Subtle floral hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors maintain.
FEEL: Somewhere between full-bodied and medium-bodied. There are hints of carbonation. This beer goes down smooth and creamy. Ends with a very crisp finish.
NOTE: I'm a sucker for honey so my review is extremely biased. This was so honey forward and I loved it. Practically unbalanced with the wheat, but who cares? This was a great honey beer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and purely golden in color with an off-white, near two finger width head. Fair retention, dissipating to a thin, velvety looking froth that spans the surface. Not much for lace, save a couple of streaks and a spot here and there.

Smell - Wheat and honey, with a faint lemon-like citrus note.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mild honey, with a very clean wheat flavor. A faint note of mild lemon and floral hop character adds a touch of brightness and depth. Clean, simple and harmonious finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slightly crisp with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - I'm not always a fan of lighter flavored beers, but this one has a flavor profile that speaks to my palate. Nice, simple and clean notes of wheat and honey that meld together well, then that touch of lemon and floral hop adds a nice finishing touch. It would make a beautiful beer for warmer weather, but even in the depths of winter it's a nice alternative to the heavier stuff.

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Photo of Zorro
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Slightly clouded amber with a tiny white colored head.

Smells of honey and Tea.

Starts out tasting of honey and crackers. Toasted grain and tea flavors.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall pretty Blah beer.

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Photo of Recliner
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My Brother-in-law gave me a bomber of this for my birthday. To be honest, I didn't think I would like it. I was pleasantly surprised. I poured it into a pilsner glass it had a nice amber color just like honey and a pretty good head. It had a honey and straw fragrance. The essence of honey I tasted right off the top and it remained in my mouth throughout; however, it is not over powering. It is only slightly sweet. It has the crispness that you expect in a blonde ale; yet, has characteristics that reminded me of a darker beer. It finishes with a slight hoppy bitterness. Overall, it is very good. I would have it again.

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

Sweet without being too cloying for a honey beer. Nothing about this beer is really bad, I just felt that the honey, wheat, and yeast flavors could have synced up a bit better.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle split into some taster glasses
Notes taken on 08/30/14

A: Golden honey blonde color. Imagine that. Great conditioning results in a nice clear body. Topped with some playful cotton white fluff that bounces about until finally settling out to a few chunky swirls. Lots of sticky lace touching the glass after every sip.

S: Smells of bready malts with a light graininess to it. More doughy and pie crust like with a definite honey nectar sweetness coming through. There is dash of grassy hops noted as well. Nicely present with the honey.

T: Golden malts with some mild graininess, floral honey, and a dash of earthy hops. Softly toasted with a lower perceived bitterness. Comes together much like honey graham cracker. On the sweeter side while remaining dry and light in the finish. A nice little creamy session here.

M: Very light in body with a creamy texture and mild amount of actual bitterness. Finishes dry, crisp, and fairly clean overall.

D: Good but not great. Not big on wheat beers in general but the fresh honey flavor is a nice touch. A tad more sweet than I would prefer although the drying finish saves it. Really not that bad at all.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, hay, grass, and slight honey aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, biscuit, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a subtle honey presence that doesn't add much to the beer in my opinion.

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Photo of thomda11
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought this in a 22oz bomber. I pours a nice cloudy, straw yellow with a modest head. Little-to-no lacing. Aroma is a mixture of honey and subtle hop. Taste is nice, smooth honey flavor--not nearly as sweet as I would have thought. The honey gives way to a nice biscuit malt palate, followed by a subtle hop bitterness. Overall, a thoroughly refreshing beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Quite a lovely shade of amber with a distinct honey aroma. the foam piles up but evaporates rather quickly. The mouthfeel is plenty sparkly.

The flavor is just slightly sweet with a darker taste than you'd expect from honey. It's more of a dark wildflower taste than clover. Something like alfalfa. Rather malty with a tangy hop ending. Just a slight bitterish edge.

I have to rate this higher for being in such a dismal category, and in any case this is one of the better honey beers I've had. The flavor and aroma are full of the stuff, but overall it's restrained and thoroughly drinkable. I didn't even think "American wheat." From the 22 oz bottle bought at Belching Beaver's tasting room on 30th Street.

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Me So Honey from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 145 ratings