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Beer Styles

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Honey Beer

Both lagers and ales can be brewed with honey. Some brewers will choose to experiment with ingredients, while others will add honey to traditional styles. Overall the character of honey should be evident but not totally overwhelming. A wide variety of honey beers are available. U.S. brewers may add honey to the boil kettle (as a sugar source) or post-boil (to preserve more volatile aromatics).

Category: Specialty Beers

Food Pairings

  • Bruschetta
  • Ricotta
  • Lemon Basil Gelato

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
50-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Varies

Clarity

Varies

Carbonation (Visual)

Varies

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Varies

Hop

Hop bitterness is very low to very high, and may be used for highlighting desired characteristics.

Malt

Varies

Esters

Can be present.

Phenols

Can be present.

Sensations

Body

Varies

Carbonation

Low to High

Finish Length

Varies

Attenuation

Medium - High

Ingredients

Hops

Varies

Malt

Varies

Water

Varies

Yeast

Lager or Ale

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