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RATINGS: 1846   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
clear orange with a nice lasting white head. faint toasted orange aroma. spicy hops balance to the sweet nutty toffee flavor. slightly bitter nutty toffee finish. a bit thin and fizzy. decent drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle, Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Very vigourous bubbles, a little sediment supported in the glass. Thin off-white head. Aroma is fizzy fruit and hops, some malt there too. Mouthful is little coating due to the bottle-conditioned nature, but sweet, some bitternesss. Smooth. Alright, but a little too carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Slight above average session beer. Nothing incredibly special and nothing really negative going on here either. Mild hop presence mild malt presence.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a smallish white head. Aroma is light, citrus, bread, malt. Flavor is citrus, toasted malt, biscuit. Palate is medium-light, medium carbonation, mild bitter finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joefflin (68) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
A pretty average beer for Goose Island. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus and malts. A good alternate beer to go out and drink with, but nothing that is completely remarkable. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Bottle. I drank this all of the time when I lived in Chicago, because you could always find this at BMC bars. I come to find that I have not rated it! Pours a translucent amber with an off white head. Aroma of toffee and citrus. Very light mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel, toasted malt, and orange. Transitions to a spicy hop finish, with some lingering strong tea flavors. Nice hop profile for a pale ale, but maybe just a tad on the watery side. This is sort of a british/ american hybrid pale ale.. A good session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Itís dark copper/brown. Very pretty, like the color of clay only much darker. The aroma has something floralesque to it. I donít know if you would use the terminology floral but it is kinda. I like the smell personally. Itís definitely got some mild hop bitterness. Itís got a laid back flavor and a lightly bubbly mouthfeel. Itís not watery but at the same time itís not jaggermeister.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Amber color with a little head that lasts several minutes. Not much aroma. Nice flavor. Mildly hoppy with a little malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste; just a hint of metal. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Cloudy orange color. Small to medium head that leaves just a bit of lace. Aroma was wheat like-cloves, bitter perfume. Taste was bitter to start, with sweet finish. Medium body. Balanced aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2006
(Tap) Pours amber with a good-sized beige head. Aroma of floral hops, and some smooth malts. A nice hoppy, yet balanced flavor with a medium mouthfeel. This is good all-around beer.


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