Honey Please

Texas
United States
Honey Please, Armadillo Ale Works
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
3 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A trifecta of Honey Malt, Mesquite Beans, and Texas Honey come together harmoniously in this delicious blonde ale. Its easy-drinking and well-balanced steez will leave you begging the bees and the trees for more Honey Please.

AWARDS:
Gold medal – Honey Beer category, 2018 World Beer Cup®

Bronze medal - Specialty category, 2018 Best Little Brew Fest in Texas

Bronze medal – Honey Beer category, 2017 Great American Beer Festival®

Silver medal - Specialty category, 2017 Best Little Brew Fest in Texas

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
16
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Santiam, Sterling, Crystal
Malts: 
Two Row Malt, Honey Malt, Wheat Malt
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Honey Please by Armadillo Ale Works is a Mesquite Bean Blonde Ale with Texas honey and is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (2015 BJCP Category 30A) offering according to BJCP guidelines. For this style expect the base beer to remain present while spice, herb, or vegetable characters remain noticeable.

Light chocolate notes emerge as I draw the glass closer; medium honey mixes with a malt sweetness to round out the initial aroma. The beer is clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, and short retention leaving behind only a center patch on top. Sweet dough and biscuit malt, light honey lends a caramel character to this medium-bodied beer.

Further into the beer I notice faint stone fruit esters in an otherwise clean aroma. The mesquite beans (which I had to research) lend a pleasant soft chocolate note that blends very well with the honey and malt character and sweetness. There are no perceivable hops and only a faint hop bitterness, which allows the malt to dominate. A light chocolate and caramel character linger into the medium sweet finish. Medium carbonation.

This beer would pair well with BBQ and the accompanying sides.