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RATINGS: 1794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkerís Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkerís Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youíll look forward to time and again.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Draft- Thai Place. LIght hop nose. Good amber color and light tan head. Hopy flavor with a slight maltiness to it. Fruit flavors in the middle. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1990) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2006
poured a nice amber hue with a white head which had good retention. Sweet malty aroma with some hops. Smooth crisp malty flavor wiht a mildly bitter hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 Rating this from memory after drinking several while in Chicago recently. Thought it a nice and decent APA with an alright amount of hoppiness and fruit flavours. Pretty standard, but when somebody plunks down a bottle of this and a bottle of Old Style on the table....well, the choice should be fairly obvious.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle. Tawny brown body with a lasting foamy head. Caramel, low-medium hops, dried apple chips, light nutmeg, some canned corn juice, very good fruit flavors that are kept in check very well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Ho hum not much here. Poured an amber color okay head and okay lacing. Aroma was of light fruits. Flavor was the same with a little malts to there. some malts very very thin to me. just an average beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber with a thin white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma of caramel malts with some hops. Flavor of caramel malt with some ale esters and a slight hop background. Malt and hops are basically balanced, but only because neither really stands out. A bit thin on the palate. Another run of the mill APA which leaves no real impression.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Bottle. Fresh berry malt aroma. Medium amber color with small head. Lightly sweet malt flavor with light hops finish. An easy drinking beer - a bit light on the hops for the style but still very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
On tap at Curraghs: Amber in color, minimal head. Had nice flavor but was lacking hops. Definetly better ales out there, but overall it was an okay beer

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 12 oz bottle. Beautiful transmitted orange color; has a cloudy/murky reflected color. Initial reaction = not as good as Bass but better than Redhook; put it just under S.Nevada. Actually well balanced. Excellent aroma, decent lacing. Medium to high on the conditioning bite/sting. APA for sure; trying to copy the Brits using indiginous materials...Got a strange buzz from this beer, and I detect the piney-ness which is in their IPA (someone mentioned that this is the Chinook hop). Tastes like thier IPA w/ less hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4169) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Goose Island is the closest I drink to commercial beer. Honkers is a mainstay when youíre in basic bars in Chicago. itís "ok." Basic pale ale. Nothing special. Hardly hoppy. You buy it when itís the only real beer on the menu.


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