Irish Honey | Benford Brewing Co.

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3.61/5
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25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Benford Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
benfordbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dvmin98 on 08-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,267
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
25
pDev:
14.68%
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0
 
 
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Reviews by dvmin98:
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Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Undated 12 oz can of Benford "Irish Honey Ale".

Appearance: clear copper body with a thin head that has limited retention and leaves scant lacing.

Smell: yeasty bread with honey and a hint of soft ripe fruits.

Taste: Moderate strength; bready, yeasty and fruity with hints of dark honey Low bitterness increases in the finish. ABV seems higher than 5.1%

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Near medium carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: OK, but much closer to an Irish Red than, as listed on BA, an Amer. Blonde.

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Photo of Mirthrandir
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chrisrock727
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Nidhoggr241
4.56/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrBeige
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freshtojeff
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huntermop
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rnadeau27
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buckyp
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Benford I've had and looked forward to it. Dark honey color. Somewhat cloudy. As billed, aroma is modestly malty with honey overtones...pleasantly so. Not as much of a head as I anticipated given the oats in the grain bill. Faint lacing. Biscuity malt flavor with definite honeys notes. Irish yeast adds nice complexity. Pleasing hoppiness on the back end that lingers.

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Photo of SGT_Cookie
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradShook
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina.

Appearance: Deep gold appearance, clear and with a half-inch layer of loose white suds.

Smell: A little implied honey, a little breadiness and a very little hint of fruitiness.

Taste: A soft, light breadiness mingled with a sweetish honey character with a little hint of waxed lips. Scantly estery. Very low hop character and bitterness. Gently drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: So-so.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours golden with a white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has a honey and flower aroma to it. It has a spring type flowery aroma that doesn't have one distinct aroma. The overall smell is quite sweet.

Taste: It has a sweet, herbal type flavor to it. There is a bit on honey in the taste. The sweetness is of the floral variety without being able to pin anything specific down. The is some honey and oats in the taste as well.

Feel: It has a fairly light feel to is and it finishes sweet.

Overall, the combination of flavors is no distinct and the balance doesn't quite work for me overall. Overall, the flavors are a bit complex, but do not quite work in a way that provides balance.

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Photo of brauseboof
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drewvel
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Irish Honey from Benford Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 25 ratings