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Scarlet Honey | Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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3.92/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
lickingholecreek.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,511
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of crwrunner
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber with a little white head
Quite sweet with the malt bill and the addition of honey. The hop is present but faint.
Nice silky thickness. An okay amber ale

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Photo of beerrat
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, dated 8/9/18 - been in my fridge since a trip to VA last month.

pours a murky reddish brown color, very cloudy. thick white head, good lacing and head retention. aroma is sweet malt and also grassy, citrus hops. flavor is a bit stronger on the honey flavor and not as pleasant as the aroma - with a lingering aftertaste that is odd - maybe a bit stale. medium bodied, a bit slick of a mouthfeel.

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Photo of djembeist
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured reddish brown with tan head. Little to no lacing. Smells sweet and floral. Taste is smmoth, sweet with a citrusy mouth feel. After taste is a little bitter. Great beer. I love it. Maybe favorite this year so far.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris2018
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great easy drinking beer

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Photo of GreenMind
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTBrewer
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jfmorey
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.
A cloudy brown amber, much more interesting than the standard red I expected, and with a creamy tan head.
Smell/taste is only a little sweet, with citrusy hops and a woody aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is full for an ale.
My can said the ABV is only 4.9%

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Photo of teromous
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "11/03/17 12:15:49"

Appearance: The body of the beer is an opaque tawny brown. The head is very large and creamy textured with an off-white color. It has excellent retention and lacing.

Aroma: It has a soapy smelling wildflower aroma. It is very pleasant and inviting. It smells very much like early Summer on a prairie.

Taste: The flavor is very interesting because it starts out with this mango skin flavor which is tropical and contrasts greatly with the aroma. There is just a touch of what tastes like rye flour. The aftertaste has more of that soapy and floral character that is found in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: It feels a bit thick and textured with a medium and dexrinous body.

Overall: I really didn't get any sweet honey or even mead character from this beer, although it states that it is made "with ESTATE HONEY." In a nutshell this beer is a floral amber ale. I would recommend it as a nice picnic beer for the early or mid-Spring. It would be a good beer to sit and drink contemplatively or while enjoying a good book. I would buy it every now and then.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a lovely, deep ruby tinted honey color with a creamy white head. Decent Retention.

S) Fresh, citrussy, hoppiness dominates the nose. If I was told this was a pale ale, or even an IPA, I would have believed from just a sniff. The citrus zest spiciness is juxtaposed by a smidge of lovely crystal maltiness.

T) The taste is incredibly hop forward. Truth be told, this should be considered a red IPA. But it is delicious nonetheless. There is plenty of juicy citrus and deep L60 crystal nature to this brew, and the profile lingers after sipping. A luxurious and wet brew for sure.

F) The beer has a medium to high carbonation and a medium body for the flavor profile. I would almost like a little bit less carbonation with the flavors at play, but everything is well within acceptable ranges.

O) I love Lickinghole, I am happy to see them producing 6-pack beers for everyday drinking. This is an easy recommendation for malt and hop lovers, what a lovely red.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scarlet Honey from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 17 ratings