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Great Leap Brewing

Great Leap Brewing
"Honey Ma" Gold Ale

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 6.3%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Great Leap Brewing
"Honey Ma" Gold Ale

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 6.3%
Brilliant golden amber color. Bright, fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of pepper jelly on rye toast, spice cake, and corn pudding with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of pepper bread toast, mixed peppercorns, and radish finish. A delightfully appetizing and savory ale with delicate peppery spiciness that is meshed perfectly.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: pepper jelly on rye toast, spice cake, and corn pudding
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pepper bread toast, mixed peppercorns, and radish
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Pizza, Stuffed Bell Peppers, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully appetizing and savory ale with delicate peppery spiciness that is meshed perfectly.

The Producer

Great Leap Brewing

The Producer
Bld Xn Zhong St. East City District
Beijing, 100027
China
86 -8613552237605

Their Portfolio

Flavored Ale

Beer Glass Shaker Pint Amber.jpg
Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Flavored ales may be flavored with, or affected by, the addition of unusual ingredients including chocolate, coffee, chili peppers or even juniper. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.