Organic Honeydew | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
424
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14%
 
 
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2.16/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

5% ABV. 500ml / 16.9 US fl. oz. bottle. Purchased in Aberystwyth, Wales.

Fuller's Honey Dew Organic Golden Ale is classified by CAMRA as a Golden Ale, not an IPA. Golden Ales, as a style, appear to be an attempt by British brewers to produce an ale that is as close as possible to the bottled pilsner lagers - Beck's, etc. - that became popular style accessories among the young in British pubs from the 1980s. The style prototypes are given by CAMRA as Exmoor Gold and Hop Back Summer Lightning.

This beer is thus misclassified here as an IPA. Judging purely by description, its nearest US equivalent might be an American Blonde Ale.

Pours with a meagre quarter-inch white head that disappears almost as soon as the pint glass is full. A clear honey yellow in the glass with little visible carbonation. Scent is thin and difficult to characterise - similar to many lagers. No obvious hop, honey or citrus character.

Taste follows the scent - distinguished by very little. Clean on the palate, with a faint aftertaste of honey. One could drink many a pint of this very quickly, or a single bottle as an accompaniment to food, but as a drinking experience per se it is null and void. This is a beer designed for those who prefer an ale with little beer character - i.e., the young, and others who have been raised on cheap lagers, whose lack of character is partly disguised by cold serving. Significantly, this ale is stated to be best served chilled.

Overall: this is a thirst-quencher for a hot day, and fine for that purpose. The organic ingredients allow the drinker to bathe in righteous self-satisfaction. Otherwise, an undistinguished and utilitarian ale alternative to undistinguished and utilitarian lagers. Reasonably priced if purchased in multiples. Not worth seeking out, but inoffensive and palatable if encountered.

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3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
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4/5  rDev +14.3%
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3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
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500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

L:
Clear, bright golden hue, small white head disappears simultaneously, not much of lace left, low visible carbonation.

S:
Significant honey, grain, earthy, biscuit, big honey again and honey and honey overwhelm.

T:
Dominated by grain and hay, honey comes thereafter with a big sweet touch together with biscuity malt. Hop plays behind with a subtle bitterness and slight citrus. Then aftertaste lasts with a honey residual. If there is no honey flavor, the taste base is somewhat Pilsner reminiscent.

F:
Light body, crisp and refreshing, a bit coarse on palate, proper carbonation, dry finish.

O:
What I like the most in this beer is a part of nostril that could bring the delicate honey aroma into touch. Others than that like taste and feel are also fine even not amongst the best.

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3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold with frothy head, aroma of malt and hops with a hint of pepper and pineapple. Flavour is carbonated, sweet and fruity , pleasant but a little too sweet for me, the hoppy aroma is not matched by the flavour which is overpowered with sweetness, and the hops don't really get a look in. My bottle is labelled "Organic Golden Ale" not IPA, I think it's an OK summer ale, if you don't want strong hoppy flavours, - best served cold. Rather bland and lacking character, imo.

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Organic Honeydew from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.5 out of 5 based on 424 ratings.
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