Buckwheat Blossom Honey | Whitehorse Brewing LLC

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whitehorse Brewing LLC
Pennsylvania, United States
whitehorsebrewing.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Honey Harvest is named for a Brothersvalley miracle from 1859. June 4th a heavy frost destroyed crops & almost all vegetation in the county. No excess grain could be found in the surrounding areas. As luck would have it, the buckwheat crop hadn't been sowed yet, so enough was planted to sustain everyone through the long winter. We infuse local wildflower & buckwheat blossom honey to enhance the flavor that is as smooth as fresh milk, crisp as a mountain morning & finishes like a mountain valley sunset.

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#34,278
Reviews:
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Ratings:
12
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 1
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On tap
This could actually be considered a "honey beer". I took for granted the other sites had the lager right. There beer has a lager feel, but the honey does add a sweetness that makes it harder to tell.

Beer pours a slight bit darker than deep golden, pretty hazy, with some larger bubble head that fades nicely into a sustained thin ring of foam around the edges.

The smell is unsurprisingly honey-based, but there is a light floral nature to the sweetness as well. Maybe some orange blossom, but I also get a hint of cinnamon or something similar.

The taste hits right up front with the honey, with less carbonation than expected, smoothing out the taste a bit, but also not countering the sweetness. There is an earthy grain backing the honey. I've heard the flower that generates the honey can affect its taste, so maybe it is a hint of buckwheat (or I have fooled myself into it). Whatever it is, this taste saves the beer from tasting more like a mead. The sweetness dies fast into a tea-like taste at the end, with little lingering aftertaste.

From a presumably newer brewer I was not expecting much from a "honey lager". This was better than I expected, but still, know what you are getting into, and it shouldn't be hard given the name.

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Buckwheat Blossom Honey from Whitehorse Brewing LLC
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 12 ratings