Honey Dew Organic Golden Ale

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England, United Kingdom
Pale Ale - English
Ranked #126
Ranked #28,408
3.52 | pDev: 14.2%
Dec 09, 2021
Aug 09, 2002
Honey Dew Organic Golden AleHoney Dew Organic Golden Ale
Notes: Honey Dew is the UK's leading organically produced ale. Naturally brewed using organic honey, malts and hops. This creates a refreshing golden beer with subtle honey flavours balanced by a delicious zesty edge. Best served chilled.
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4.6/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by TommyGuan from Canada (QC)

If you’re craving some refreshing drink during a bbq meal or a dinner, then this beer is right here for you. The body is very smooth and comes with a very delightful sweet, moreover, it still has a good beer taste, bravo!

Jul 10, 2021
4.49 by Daneve76 from Australia on May 26, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by James94 from England

L: Golden lemon in colour, quickly disappearing head, little lacing
S: Roasted honey
T: Wafer cones, honey, hints of lemon and vanilla
F: Medium-bodied, slightly overcarbonated

O: 3.75

Apr 23, 2021
4.93 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Feb 18, 2020
3.5 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio on Jan 18, 2020
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2.57/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Mid-gold, clear, pours with 5mm white head clearing swiftly.
S- Feint, thought I could briefly smell honey. ... Oh gawd, I'm such a plank, but in mitigation I do not read any lable's taste description before trying a beer! I thought the name Honey Dew and yellow lable, referred to yellow Honeydew melons; it doesn't, it's BREWED with honey.
T- Well, the honey flavour is pretty prominent, in fact it dominates the flavour here. I can taste hops into the dry finish but can't find much other flavour in between the two.
F- Given how pronounced the honey is the beer it isn't notably sweet, though my mouth keeps thinking it should be. But to me it feels like the main central body of feel is not very clear here, it's honey and then into some modestly dry hops.
O- Certainly different, interesting to try, it would help if you're a serious honey fan. I reckon this is going to be something of a 'love it or hate it' brew.
BB: 01/04/2020 500ml bottle. ps. I rate vs a mid-point score of 2.5 which = neutral on an aspect. Any negatives rate versus that mid-point and v-v.

May 29, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i thought this was really good on tap, way underrated here, and a real cool way to showcase this tasty honey. i didnt know these guys did anything like this, quite modern and mass appeal, with all organic ingredients, pretty awesome. pale brassy color, quite clear, and with a lasting white head on it. aroma is gorgeous, sweet floral honey in its purest form, seems not real sugary, but the honey is crazy forward and natural, really well done there. a simple clean english malt base along with it and a mostly irrelevant ale yeast. the flavor is honey driven, natural as can be, nicely supported by the malt. this is light not not overly so, medium bodied, a soft toasted note to the malt, quite complex really, and the honey comes out more and more as it warms. it has a little texture from the honey too which is cool, makes you know its real, and its very springy and drinkable. this was excellent on a hangover, a somewhat delicate flavor thats balanced in a really cool way. i love how forward the honey is, i could have had a handful of these pretty easily. neat that its organic, and a fun something different here from fullers. recommended.

May 19, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by smbslt from Illinois

Bit of a twist to the standard golden. Honey provides a nice earthiness to the aroma and flavor. Tight white head and ample carbonation also notable.

May 11, 2019
2.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2019
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2.77/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza con una cabeza espumosa que se disipa en cuestión de segundos; de baja carbonatación y cuerpo ligero. Aroma a miel y poco mas. En boca es acuosa, con notas de miel, malta y vainilla pero ligeramente amarga.

Feb 22, 2019
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3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia


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2.89/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

Rating from notes, 2013: Bottle my wife brought back from England. Pours out a nice golden color with some orange hues. Foamy head fades quickly.Malty aroma with a hint of sweetness. Taste brings more malt flavors, honey, lightweight. A bit under par for Fuller's, though.

Sep 11, 2018
2.91 by Baviera from Belarus on Aug 12, 2018
3.41 by marsdai from England on Jun 29, 2018
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3.7 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Dec 20, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by josanguapo from Spain

From Elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Sentience The Android's Tale. Ultradrinkable, with a soft and pleasant honey touch. It superb feel invites to long and continuos sips. Plenty refreshing too. Little foam though

Dec 06, 2017
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3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Spike from England

Poured from a 500ml bottle.

This is a glossy, rich yellow beer with moderate carbonation and a short-lived, foaming head that persists as a cap. Smells of supermarket honey. Light honey is the dominant flavour and the zesty edge promised by the label is largely absent (and very much missed). The mouthfeel is rich verging on cloying.

Fuller's can be a bit hit-and-miss and this, I'm afraid, is a near miss. For a golden ale, it's not crisp and not particularly refreshing. Too much honey. There are much better English golden ales available.

Aug 26, 2017
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3.27 by mishi_d from Romania on May 15, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by monkist from Hungary

Had to review this beer again, almost after a year. The first time I had it wasn't bad at all so I was compelled to give it one more try. Now I can recognize its "Fullerisms" I think - trademark English hops are there that make it very typically Fuller - and it is something I do like about this beer. Though it is much lighter in body than the London Pride, let alone the others, it is satisfactory. But the honey, npt sure where to find it, perhaps in its smoothness! It also has a subtle rich sweet tinge to it but just a tiny bit. I guess that on the other hand it's the honey that leaves a bit filmy overtaste in the mouth...
I rated this beer up the second time, it is all good for what it is, a light, refreshing and interesting beer, an easy drink. Fullers just can't go wrong!

May 08, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Listed in the "1001"

Mar 05, 2017
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2.16/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by hebdomeros from Wales

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.

Jan 12, 2017
3.13 by OompaMentor from Georgia on Jan 07, 2017
3.75 by yaron73 from Israel on Jan 05, 2017
3.17 by Robertas from Lithuania on Jan 03, 2017
Honey Dew Organic Golden Ale from Fuller's
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 448 ratings