While at Ashley’s Westland, we are going to sample Summer Honey Ale from Big Sky Brewery. Big Sky Brewery was founded in Missoula, Montana in 1995. It is the largest craft brewery in Montana. Moosehead Brewery sued the brewery in 2000 over the use of Moose Drool. Big Sky and Moosehead Brewery agreed that Big Sky will not sell Moose Drool to most of the eastern states in the United States. They brew several different beers and they sell most of their beers to the west coast and their home state. Let us get into their Summer Seasonal.
It has a clear copper to a slight dark golden color with constant white head. The smell has slight honey notes. The taste has a honey and earthy notes with a light carbonation notes. The aftertaste is a dry sweet honey finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.bigskybrew.com):
Heres the scoop about Summer Honey. It’s a full flavored, refreshing summer seasonal. This well-balanced brew has a unique blend of spices, which complement the european hops. The Honey lightens up the Body and helps to blend taste with aroma without making the beer too sweet.
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Closing, this was pretty bad. I find it hard for any brewery to brew their beers with honey. Most craft breweries are good when it is secondary item in the beer. When it is the primary item, the beer comes out pretty bad. I will say this beer was pretty drinkable and they hit their goal of not being too sweet. I wish they would have used American hops. I would believe it would have made it a better beer. I could be wrong. I had a few of their beers and I love their Moose Drool. I am not liking this beer. If you never had it, I would at least try it once. I do not recommend you buying a six-pack just a bottle. Run away from some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser