Very nice offering. Served on tap at the pub in a snulip. Light gold in color with a half finger of foam. Sweet biscuit malt and herbal/floral hop aromas. Flavor hits rich and smooth, with honey biscuit flavors followed by flowery hops with a clean finish. Quite satisfying.
CAN: Courtesy of Katelynn - thanks! 12 fl oz pull-tab. No canned on or best before date appears on the label.
"Dry honey ale." (Brewed with honey). 5.5% ABV. 25 IBU.
APPEARANCE: Pours a frothy off-white head (~5cm in height) atop a clean filtered yellow body.
Appears well-carbonated. Looks decent without dazzling.
AROMA: Honey is evident - evocative and enticing. I don't pick up on much else - just a hint of generic floral hop character and some pale malt/2-row sweetness.
Aromatic intensity is moderate. Doesn't seem too sweet as one might fear given the beer's premise.
TASTE & TEXTURE: 2-row and honey. Not as evocative honey-wise as the aroma suggested...this is actually quite shallow and simple. There isn't anything more to it than malty sweetness and honey sweetness, aside from very faint floral hop flavour.
Smooth, wet, a bit thin, light to medium-bodied, kind of refreshing, well-carbonated.
OVERALL: A shrug of an ale...its honey ingredient gimmick doesn't elevate it beyond a typical budget blonde ale. I'd rather drink Ballantine XXX. But sure, it's drinkable.