Monday, 7 October 2013

Honey Bee 'Lixer

Honey Bee 'Lixer is brewed in St. Thomas, Ontario, using the local honey. I was given a bottle by my brother as a thank you gift. It's made by the Railway City Brewing Co. It's sold in really cool old timey medicine show style bottles. They're big 750mL swing-top bottles that proclaim "Woodworth and Edwards Traveling Revival Tour Presents Honey Bee 'Lixer". It contains 5% and a respectable 29 IBUs.

It's a swampy orange-brown brew topped with a dynamic tawny head. The aroma is malty and quite sweet. This sweetness continues into the flavour. The honey is on full display, both on the front end and mingling with bitterness in the finish. It's nice and smooth with a little bit of bite toward the back.

The beer is a touch sweet for this guy, but it has a really interesting flavour. I dig the unexpected bitterness, but I'd like to see a touch more booze to match.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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