Attila The Honey | Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The buzz is genuine about this beer! Attila the Honey is a rich amber ale with distinctive malty characteristics followed closely by the light lingering taste of rich clover honey. It truly is the 'ultimate' summer beer.

Added by Cwrw on 03-02-2007

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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Okay amber from Mt. Begbie. Nice amber colour with a white, dense two-finger head.

Brown sugar, honey scent with a flat metallic tang to it.

The taste is not as sweet as I expected. Honey hints, malt and slight traces of brown sugar. There is a sort of...soft...bitterness to this.

Decent drinking brew. Warm, slightly sour aftertaste. Not bad...worth buying again, but not something I'd go out of my way for.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up in Revelstoke this latest offering from Mt Begbie. This is, I believe, a seasonal for them. As with their other beers, this comes in the brown 650ml bottle, with a yellow and white label caricaturing "Attila," leader of the Huns. And cleverly punning all this for their "honey" ale. The ingredients list "local BC honey."

The beer poured with a generous but fast-disappearing cream-coloured head. The colour of the beer is a nice limpid red, bordering on light cherry or pink. A nice looking beer. The aroma is a little shy, but what comes through is the lovely candy-sweetness of the honey, and this isn't just a little honey--it dominates the aroma profile hands down. Sweet red-Irish malting backs it up with even more sugar. Very little hop detectable. I for one like it: it promises fresh honey, and fresh honey is what you get. Simple and well done. All honey in the taste too, especially near the back of the mouth, and it leaves with a pleasing bitter-sweet nectar type of crispness. Up front the malts seem a little cardboardish, but near the middle the taste makes up for it. The hops make their appearance here too...adding a biscuity, leafy goodness. A thicker mouthfeel than I was expecting. For me personally a very quaffable beer on this cold winter night. While honey-ales were never my favourite, this one does the style some justice. Bottoms up Mt Begbie.

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Attila The Honey from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 27 ratings