Here’s an interesting one for the upcoming sunny weather – Dunham Massey’s Blossom Honey Beer. I love the idea of honey in a beer, but find it often fails to hit the mark, potentially thinning and drying out beer instead of enhancing it with lush, sweet honey-ness. One that I can wholeheartedly recommend is Saltaire’s Olympia – if you can find it (it’s a seasonal).

Dunham’s Honey Blossom Beer however, does work, and the addition of Duerr’s honey not only gives the beer a lovely smooth finish (which is quite unexpected from a spritzy, golden ale) alongside a mouthful of orange-citrus notes but also adds a floral, slightly wild-flower aroma to it. The head lasts a long time, and you can chill it slightly for the weekend’s heat-wave – or whilst watching England vs Germany, perhaps? Anyway, one to keep an eye out for if you’re in the market for something refreshing but slightly different, for sure.

About leighgoodstuff

Blog: https://goodfoodgoodbeer.wordpress.com/ I'm Leigh Linley; born and bred in Leeds, and writing about it since 2005. TGS exists solely to highlight the great beers that are out there; brewed with passion by Craft Brewers around the World. I also edit the 'Tavern Tales' section of Culture Vulture, which looks at Pubs and Pub Life rather than the beer in the glass. If you'd like to submit a piece for Tavern Tales, or contact me about any Freelance writing you think I would be suited to, then don't hesitate to contact me via email here.

Posted on 26/06/2010, in beer in leeds, Beer Review, Dunham Massey Blossom Honey Beer, Honey Beer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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