Aug 20, 2014

Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale

Of the many samples that the Wasatch/Squatters brewing combination was gracious enough to send my way, there were only a few that I hadn’t reviewed before. The first was a chuggable lager with one thing on it’s mind. The second is Bumper Crop Honey Ale, a 5.5% ABV (15 IBUs) herbed/spiced beer.

This tasty little beer carried a gruit- or mead-like character with plenty of floral notes, honey and an easy-drinking nature. Bumper Crop Honey Ale is the prototypical Summer brew. It’s refreshing, light, and flavorful.

Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale photo


A short-lived cap of rocky, unstable foam falls briskly atop the slightly hazy, golden amber brew.


Floral notes of lavender, earthy honey, wheat, grain and cereal give off a gruit-like character.


All aspects in the aroma and present on the tongue. The honey is a bit more pronounced while lavender, a moderate sweetness and wheat combine for a rather delicate flavor profile. With the added emphasis on honey and the additional sweetness, the brew also has a mead-like quality. It’s a little on the perfumey side, but not too overwhelming. The brew finishes slightly dry.


Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale isn’t half bad. i like the overall flavor profile, but it was a bit too floral/perfumey for my own personal liking. That said, the aroma and flavors are ideal for a comfotrably warm Summer afternoon.

Rating: 3.5/5

This is a review of a promotional sample.

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