This might be my new favorite beer. It had just the right balance of light favors. Clean and simple equals tasty.
Finally, a beer I enjoy and can give more than 3 stars. I would definitely buy this one again. I love the hints of caramel although I got a taste that I would describe as toffee. It’s not too heavy or bitter and has a pleasant aftertaste. I’m finishing the last sips right now and wish I had a few more on hand!
I’m just gonna to say it– I hated this beer. Where is the sweet malt and caramel-toffee? All I got was a strong pine flavor that tasted like cleaner. I didn’t even finish this one, had to give it away to someone who could appreciate a beer w/100 IBU’s.
Despite the fact that this brew seems to be a crowd pleaser, I didn’t enjoy it much. I’m not a fan of pale ales so all I could taste were the bitter hops. After reading how much people enjoyed this one, I was sad I can’t appreciate what is considered a quality beer. I disappoint myself.
I will admit I have a fairly unsophisticated beer palette–which might be the reason why I enjoyed this beer. Because of the rich color, I was expecting a more powerful flavor. Maybe it was the honey, but it tasted much lighter than it appeared. However, this beer didn’t have anything special to offer, that is anything a miller lite or any standard light beer can’t provide so I probably wouldn’t buy it again.
I don’t drink too many dark beers but for a “dark” brew, this one was a little sweet, which I liked. I didn’t get much of the rum and raisin “overtones” but I could taste a hint of wintery spices. Overall a decent brew but even with a touch of sweetness, it’s a little bitter for my taste.