Samuel Adams Honey Queen | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Braggot

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Braggot--ale brewed with honey, chamomile & natural flavors

Added by Jason on 04-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
48
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of q33jeff
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

**
09/06/2015
Aroma is honey, grass...very light. Look is golden yellow. Medium white head. Taste is equal barley/hops, with a sweet honey finish. Sweetness leaves the palate a little sticky, but Very refreshing. Would recommend fall instead of summer.
Not very complex, but tasty.

**

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

Photo of Kurzman
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of BeccaH
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Shawnspl
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeejCFO
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of the bottle and into my tulip glass, this beer pours a fairly clear, slightly hazy, medium golden color with a nice white head about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured that settles to a medium sized white ring lining the inside of the glass along with a big cluster swirl of foam on the beer's surface and some decent lacing. Aromas of floral spice and herb notes and some honey are certainly present along with yeasty esters and a slight hop presence. The taste is pretty much the same, with floral notes of chamomile, bits of tangerine and orange as well as honey, slightly toasted caramel malt sweetness, honey, a hint of peppercorn, and just a slight touch of hops. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, smooth, slightly creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Has a clean, boozy finish that leaves a slightly dry after taste/ This is just a bit to one dimensional for me.

Eric

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Photo of MartyIU13
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

very heavy honey flavor to this beer. no wander they named it honey queen, wanted to make sure i drank this particular beer inside away form all the bees

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

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

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

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

Photo of nmann08
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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

This is a pleasant, mild, gentle, soft, friendly, sweetish beer with several welcome things going on at once subtly behind the prominent honey flavor. Smells nice and comforting. I think it would be a good beer to give to all those people who haven't had a good entry into beer and are asking around for something more palatable for a gentler entry. Honestly I wonder if it would do well in regular grocery store sixpacks for that reason instead of special big bottle in the specialty store (Honey Brown seems to do well enough in grocery stores on the strength of the name, yet this one actually tastes like honey). This isn't one I'd want to drink all of the time due to its gentle softness but it's got good flavor, most notably honey of course, which overlaps with the malt just enough for a totally smooth flavor transition. I'd welcome a little more strength of flavor but it's good at this level too.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a ruddy golden bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and left no lacing.
The smell, then grasps some honey and slides in some floral and herbal aromas.
The taste was basically the same. Its a sweet one with a lingering sweet honey aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sipping quality due to the sweetness of this beer. Its borderline cloying but for the most part, I get what's going on.
Overall, I haven't had much braggots but I'd say this was do-able for me. Probably be a great sipper on one's deck in mid Autumn evenings watching the sun go down.

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Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has ma dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some honey, floral notes. Taste is honey, fruits, some sweetness, a light bitterness at the finish, alcohol well hidden. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall an interesting and highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Myotus
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and a half worth of white foam that dissipates into a half finger's worth after 40 seconds. Yellow in color with a mild cloudiness to it. Rising bubbles are small in size and moderate in quantity. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: This has mild aromas of clover honey, orange blossom honey (the label says it's also made with alfalfa honey, but I have never tried that), and alcohol that entangle with subtle earthy hops and chamomile flavors and hints of sour yeast.
TASTE: Initial taste is of mild clover honey and orange blossom honey flavors and subtle flavors of sour yeast. Mild flavors of chamomile enter right after as both honey flavors grow significantly stronger. Hints of earthy hops and alcohol enter lastly as all previous flavors persist, except for chamomile, which grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Full-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and thick like syrup. Ends with a thirst-quenching finish. This brew really leaves you wanting more.
NOTE: An extremely sweet brew. So much honey in it. I've had this before and I don't recall it being so full of honey flavors. I did let this cellar for about 3 months, which is not that long, but it did seem to bring out more of the honey flavors, which I love. I would like to get another bottle and cellar it for a year to see what would happen.

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Samuel Adams Honey Queen from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.72 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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