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RATINGS: 1949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.


2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2007
I ordered this from the tap at a restaurant in Kenosha WI. Pours a darkish color. Not sure what beer the commercial deScription is aiming for, but it’s not this one. No aroma, barely any flavor -- almost all malt. Not sure I’d try it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2007
I was dubious when told this was the most popular beer at the popular Chicago restaurant I was visiting. But this is a pleasant surprise. I can’t comment on the color, as this was served in a bottle. Nice spicy and fruity hops aroma, gentle carbonation, slightly yeasty. Sits medium on the palate with a slight, gentle, tinny hop taste. Dry malt adds to sweetness. There is taste of orange peel. Finishes with slight bitterness that quickly leaves.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzy82 (17) - Decatur, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
I like this beer its very pleasant to drink. it has an amber color, a fruity hops smell, not much head, and a sweet taste

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyMagnum (8) - USA - SEP 4, 2007 does not count
Yellow amber color, decent head. Malty and hoppy with a short finish. Kind of boring

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Produced a clear ale with an amber-orange body with no head (perhaps because of my pour and the cold temperature of the beer.) The aroma was a clean, crisp hops. First taste provided medium to heavy bitterness which lingered throughout the tasting. The overall body of the ale was clean, medium bodied with a bitter, metallic aftertaste which diminished quickly. The "rich malt middle" provided in the commercial deScription was not evident, though I have found that a pale ale’s malt notes develop as it reaches room temperature.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

dark amber, pleasant floral hop aroma, sweet malt flavor, nice hop flavor, (styrian goldings single hop varietal)
-------- /> Date: 09/07/2002
Mode: bottle
Score: iii

amber, thin white head, sweet malt with pleasant fresh hop aroma, dry malt flavor, nice low bitterness leading to a bitter finish
-------- /> Date: 04/29/2005
Words: Charlie’s Ale House
Words: Munster

boaring, but in context it was after the the 3F dark lord release

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
I’m not a huge fan of APAs, but this one is OK in my book. It doesn’t have the overwhelming, brutal, hoppy bitterness characteristic of the type, but it isn’t timid either. Well balanced and suitable for long evenings chatting with friends.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark beige color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry malt with some English hops. Taste is also dominated by some malt presence with a dry finish from what I believe are English hops. Body was quite full with some good carbonation. A bit too dry for my liking but very enjoyable nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2007
12oz bootle wife got for me in Wi. Aroma of sweet malt and spice. Dark golden body with off white head. Flavor has a spicey dryness but along with that you get a tolerable sweet juciy malt mix. Also some lemon citric acid in there as well. Complex beer but a decent one.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5073) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2007
When I pop the lid, I thought yeasty, but there is some choco aroma in there someplace. It pours looking like a dunkel weizen, light brownish and cloudy. Taste certainly has hop preservative in there. I also get a hint of chocolate passing thru to the taste. Hey this is not APA, it’s EPA! This is right there with other English Pale ales, on par with Ottos Mt. Nittany Pale Ale, Great Divide Denver Pale Ale and Spanish Peaks Black Dog Ale.


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