I have to agree with Joe Lunchpail on this one. Premo always has a place in my “heart” but I don’t go searching for it. Some of the northern MN bars don’t carry much else so it’s nice that it’s always a standby when I’m up visiting the folks, but I’m not in love with the lighter, cheaper taste.
I enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s a dark, heavy beer that isn’t too dark or too heavy. It’s like an oatmeal stout for pussies. And sometimes, I’m a pussy.
I first discovered Winter Ale during a Summit brewery tour and I loved it instantly. It’s perfectly smooth and mild. Feels like coffee, tastes like delicious. (I’m behind a couple weeks but I haven’t had a chance up until now.)
My first impression of the Honey Bock was a stale diet coke mixed with pie. The only thing weaker than the taste is the finish. It’s like puddle water. It just did not taste or feel like a beer at all. It also gave me a whopper of a headache, which is weird because beer never gives me a headache.
The only positives I can give it are the cost, the 5.80% abv and the pretty can.
I still drank three of them.