This golden ale is supposedly Britain’s best selling organic beer and it’s easy to see why. The combination of gentle flavours and invigorating freshness make it the ideal ale for even those who wouldn’t normally choose beer. This drink is light and graceful, but don’t be fooled because its’ insatiable moreness combined with a 5% alcohol content give it a slight sting in its’ tail.
Mares eat oats and does eat oats but BeerReviews drink honey
The Honey Dew pours as bright golden nectar, it stands radiantly and is soon filled with a healthy amount of carbonation. This bubbles its way up to the top of the glass and finally settles as a springy and brilliantly crisp cap. Like a summer meadow the smell is light and playful, flittering between the ever so slightly bitter malts and the beautiful depthly sweetness of the honey.
This is so inviting you want to just dive in and spend the rest of your day getting lost in the depths. When you finally do you’re in for a treat. Like the aroma, the nectar, when consumed, gracefully plays on your tongue. It’s so gentle and it washes easily down your gulliver. There’s some hints of zest in there but this is expertly balanced with the deep sweetness of the honey. Before you realise it you’ve finished your first gulp and are lining up for your second attack run.
Before you do indulge in round two I urge you to stop and appreciate the faint lingering after taste. It may seem like nothing now but this will build up over a bit of time and after a few draws you can certainly begin to sense the roasted malt taste backing up in your mouth. The carbonation is nicely judged, it’s not overbearing or distracting in the slightest. This is good because you really don’t want anything to get in the way while you’re collecting those subtle flavours.
For me, Honey Dew is for the summer. It’s light, playful and a very easy drink. Dare I say it but it would be great slightly chilled (I’m not talking Arctic cold here) in the sunshine. I can see why it’s popular and whilst some may find its gentleness a little bit on the dull side I think it’s great to find a gateway beer that many ‘non ale natives’ can enjoy.
Oh, it’s also organic and 100% Soil Association approved which means that for every drink you have, you are saving a bit of the planet. Win win.