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RATINGS: 1744   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Nice fruity and "dry" aroma. Pours amber with a small amount of cloudiness, some lacing. Flavour is OK -- there is a sort of nice mellow nuttiness, some hops, some malt, but also some cardboard. Lingering aftertaste is unpleasant. A bit watery. Not great, but not entirely awful either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 along with sierra nevada, often the saving grace of an otherwise god-awful bar in chicago (beer-wise). very hoppy generally, not so fruity but a good amount of bitterness. generally very drinkable, perhaps a high ABV session beer. i dont understand why the label calls it an "english bitter" when itís clearly a hoppy APA, but itís still a solid choice every time

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Draft Wrigleyville: Copper pour, some lacing. Crisp clean flavor, some hops but nothing too pronounced. Very drinkable, itís a session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Draught at Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours copper with a tall foamy off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is floral citrus hop, caramel medium roasted malt (meal) with trace yeast. Medium bitterness and acidic hop flavor, malt body, low sweetness and lasting flavor. Medium bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Crisp sharp bitterness. God mild taste combination of roasted malt, caramel, fruit remains beneath the hops, but blends well to create a good session beer with a refreshing and clean taste. Close to an IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle: first of all the bottle says this is an English bitter while ths website says an american pale ale. Whats up with that? I will go with the american pale ale because it tasted like nothing. Nothing special what so ever.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charmedimsure (2) - USA - FEB 2, 2006 does not count
To borrow a word from the brewerís own description, I think "balanced" is a nice way to describe this ale. It may not blow your socks off, but itís an agreeable, smooth, and drinkable beer thatís sort of like an old friend. A fine intro to American pale ales.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. Malty and fruity aroma with a light caramel sweetness and a hoppy citric note. Malty and fruity flavor with a light hoppy fruityness and a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16394) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a off-white head. Fruity aroma with hints of caramel and hops. Hoppy flavor with hints of spices and caramel. Hoppy dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a off-white head. Light caramel, spicy, fruity aroma and a thin dry, fruity taste. Light body with a sweet thin dry, perfumed finish.


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