Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale
Remedy Brewing Company

Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream AleQueen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale
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Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #98
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
84
Ranked #29,210
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 5.51%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
From:
Remedy Brewing Company
 
South Dakota, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream AleQueen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale
Notes: This delicious concoction floats like a butterfly but stings like a bee. It pours out a clean golden yellow reminiscent of waves of barley flowing in the South Dakota breeze. Utilizing generous proportions of locally sourced honey, this beer surprises you by drinking clean and sweet while finishing at crisp 6.9% ABV. It’ll leave you with a full but snappy mouthfeel delicately balanced with noble Czech and mildly citrus American hops.

19.6 IBU
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single can dated 6/22/20 into Ploughshare wide mouthed glass.

Pours a hazy blonde color with a very small bit of head - I'd say somewhere between a fingernail and 1/4 finger, and recedes to a loosely knit ring of bubbles within a minute or so.

Aroma is not strong, but a little bit of cask and stale bread, perhaps a touch of peppercorn. Slight horseblanket too, some toasted grain. It all kind of folds together.

Flavor brings sort of a sour, funky, sweet vibe to the palate. It's definitely different than what I had the first time from the brewery. As it's sipped the bread kind of compounds and lays a nice coating on the palate for the other flavors to lay on. This can starts out with a sour artisan mustard type of flavor, followed by some honeypot and dill. Again this is very different from my initial brewery pour as stated below this new review.

Feel is clean and crisp with some slight clinging starchiness. Medium bodied. Easy drinking.

Overall, my initial rating was a 4.17 but if this is what's coming out of the brewery in cans now I'll pass next time. Really disappointed that this took a nose dive - or perhaps that first batch was just an exception to the norm.

Price paid : $1.99 / can
Would buy again : no

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2019 review

16 oz glass at brewery.

Straw pale hazy color, dark green-grey shadows towards the sides and bottom, with a creamy head of 2 fingers.

Honey and horseblanket on the nose, with slight more funk and lots of toasted grain. A sweet, floral, funky nose, very pleasant to the olfactory.

Flavor is delicious. Lots of honey and rich hay and wheat cracker, slight banana cream, and orange peel. Palate-pleasing.

Creamy feel with a heavy carbonation and slick feel from the honey.

Overall a really impressive imperial cream ale, just outstanding and one of the most unique and flavorful cream ales I've had. Easily their best beer so far that I've tried. Rate to style and respect the categories and you'll find this is Remedy's best beer by a mile.

4.25 / 4 / 4.25 / 4 / 4.25

Sep 03, 2020
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 4/9/20. Aggressive pour into a teku results in a dark straw color with very little head or lacing. Some faint aromas of honey. Taste is a little bit of honey, and a little bit like an AAL. Nice smooth, creamy feel.

Aug 25, 2020
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, turbid, dark golden color. When pouring there was a lot of carbonation in the glass, but there was very minimal head - less than 1 finger, and what was there didn't last too long. No lacing on the glass.
The nose is malty, and sweet. You do get a hint of the honey in the beer. Just a faint hint of a wild, funky aroma also.
The taste - Up front it's a smooth malt flavor. The honey really kicks in on the backside, and doesn't let go. Slight funk mixed in with the honey.
Fairly thick bodied. The honey lingers in my throat.
Tasty, and delicious beer from Remedy.

Aug 05, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always appreciating a hometown brew. Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale. 20 IBU's and 7.3% ABV. This is my first taste of the "store-bought" version of this brew, having tried it once at a tasting when the brewer was still developing, and they were still writing the name, ABV, and IBU's on each can in marker (like the inset picture). Now delivered in a black can with the Remedy logo.

Pours a somewhat hazy light gold. The head subsided very quickly and the lacing is limited; but it is persistent.

The promised honey is very present in the aroma. Just a bit of adjunct grain sweetness on the nose, with mild grassy hop notes to balance, as well as a bit of a funky note in the background.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with honey sweetness. Graham cracker sweetness continues into mid-palate with the arrival of faint citrus and yeast and horsey funk. The brew concludes with grassy and floral noble hops, and just a touch of spicier American hop character. The honey flavor manifests not only in sweetness, but in the background bitterness that honey provides. As a result, this isn't s sticky honey-sweet bomb.

The brew is medium bodied. It is smooth and creamy, initially, like the style demands, but as the mild carbonation leaves the party, it becomes more slick and less creamy,

Overall, a solid local offering that delivers the promised flavors and feels, but doesn't overkill the honey or the sweetness.

Nov 24, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Remedy Brewing Company, Sioux Falls, SD

A: The beer is hazy light whitish yellow in color. It poured with a narrow white collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of honey and corn are present in the nose.
T: The taste has moderate flavors of adjunct malts - corn stands out in particular - along with hints of honey.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has no traces of alcohol whatsoever.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 02, 2019
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Remedy Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale, 7% ABV, 20 IBU. Pours pale yellow with a two finger white head that left decent lacing. Nose is malty and sweetness, taste follows, with a trace of honey, and almost no perceptible bitterness. Outstanding creamy mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Oct 01, 2017
Queen Bee Imperial Honey Cream Ale from Remedy Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 12 ratings