Summer Honey Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

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Summer Honey AleSummer Honey Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
When the days get longer and the air gets warmer, we get outside quite a bit. And we build a big thirst. Summer Honey helps us shake off the winter and slakes our thirst for a refreshing brew. Summer Honey is a full-flavored summer seasonal ale. Brewed with a unique, balanced blend of spices, Northwest Hops, and Montana honey. Summer Honey is brewed during the early days of spring and released around the first of May each year. Light colored, light bodied, and very drinkable, Summer Honey sacrifices nothing to create a flavorful beer that can be enjoyed during the height of the Summer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
324
Reviews:
164
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mrjbrown27
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Morningopiate36
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

its bogus that this is rated so poorly here, although i have never had it in a bottle, it was fantastic from the can, rich full flavored for a blonde ale, nice honey flavor, real authentic but not sweet at all, super drinkable but with a bit of body for what it is, well carbonated, fluffy feeling, and overall one of the better seasonal beers i have had from these guys. the honey is great, very little residual sugar but a ton of character from it, floral and waxy and nice. maybe some wheat in here, where else would all this body come from in such an otherwise light brew? i could drink fifteen of these, but it also worked well as a marinade for some chicken with a little green onion, soy, black pepper, and lemon juice. summery and nice. maybe the bottles let too much light in or something, or those drinking it didnt have it fresh or whatever, but from the can, fresh and ice cold, this was a great summer beer, i think more interesting and better made for the real beer drinkers than is common in summer seasonals from larger craft breweries. nicely done in my opinion.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrsqc7
3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crisp cracker some definite honey flavor here deny it deny you have a palate some hoppy bitterness at the end leaves your mouth all ummm hmmm hmmm but the beginning is much better

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color with a full inch of white head. Good looking beer. Aroma didn't give much, definitely not honey.

Taste was also a plain jane excursion. Nothing appreciable in the mouthfeel or taste indicative of honey. Light breads and caramel.

Normal stuff.

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Photo of LuckyJohn
3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Perfect summer beer, light, tasty and refreshing. Small head, but sticky lacing. Light cereal aroma, mostly cereal taste, abrupt finish with a tinge oh hop bitterness

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of takusan1000
2.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of B_B
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Woodling
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big ol' bag of meh.

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Photo of svenness
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sporklift87
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 324 ratings.
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