In the Land of Beer and Honey…

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Originally turned on to this smooth, easy lager by seeing cases on sale for $12, Labatt’s Honey Lager has become a three season staple for me. If I see it for a good deal, I’ll grab a case without question. Is it very flavorful? No, not really. Is it some incredible craft brew? Absolutely not. Is Honey Lager an easy drinking beer for a warm day? Indeed.

Appearance:
[rating:4/5]

The beer pours as a beautiful deep gold color. There is a think fizzy white head. The color pairs with wonderful clarity to create a beer that whispers, “Drink me.”

Aroma:
[rating:3/10]

There is very little aroma at all, there is a very faint hint of sweetness (likely the honey). The aroma gets a few points for having no unpleasant smell, but that’s about it.

Flavor:
[rating:6.5/10]

The smoothness is what shines through most. There is a light sweetness and some detectable malt flavor. Hops may as well be absent from the brew, as there is no bitterness or hop flavor whatsoever.

Palate:
[rating:4/5]

While the mouthfeel is downgraded from a perfect 5 for being slightly overcarbonated, it’s otherwise fantastic. Overall, it’s smooth, aftertaste-less, and wonderfully refreshing!

Overall:
[rating:12/20]

This is what all you Miller and Bud drinker should be drinking. Smooth, easy to drink, and very refreshing. Walk away from the awful crap you’ve been drinking and take a step in the right direction… it will hopefully open some windows, which in turn make crack a few doors, and down the road you can be enjoying some 120 Minute IPA or Apollo.

~ by thepaintedman on July 21, 2009.

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