ShawneeCraft Apiarius

Posted: February 21, 2016 in American Pale Ale, Reviews, ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

I picked up this beer in a store outside of Philly. Once I did, I saw one of the musicians I follow on Facebook posed with a can because she was going to be playing there, although she didn’t make any comments about the quality of the beer. Val ended up not hating this beer, so she had it and gave me a few sips to review.

apiarius

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to mensjournal.com, “The first thing you’ll notice on this pale ale are the sweet floral notes, coming from the honey gathered from the beehives on the brewery’s premises along the Delaware river. This is a crisp, but malty, pale ale that has a hoppy, grassy backbone. Like the brewery, it’s an intriguing beer — the kind you might want to drink as you walk along a wooded, riverside path.”

Random: Yesterday I reviewed a honey wine (i.e. a mead) and today, a honey beer. And no, that wasn’t planned.

This beer poured with a half a finger of ecru colored head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, amber color with light carbonation visible. The nose didn’t remind me of the typical pale ale. It had some nuttiness from the malt and honey. Cracker came through too. The taste had the same nuttiness from the malt. Honey came through next, but like the brewery said, it didn’t provide a lot of sweetness. The yeast came through as bread. The body was medium thick with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick and nutty. I picked up the can for $3, which was $.25 per ounce. This beer was drinkable, but nothing I feel the need to have again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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