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RATINGS: 1773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
It had a cloudy orange color with a nice frothy head. It seemed fairly carbonated with nice lacing and a very balanced flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber pour with a medium sized beige, soapy head. Initial hoppy aromas are grassy with some clover and orange, but are well balanced by the subtle caramelized malts. The flavors are equally well-balanced on the tongue, which makes this highly drinkable but gives nothing a chance to shine. Texture is a bit sharp and biting with the carbonation, but it settles down and finishes with a clean, bitter ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1205) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy rich amber with a nice off-white head that would leave a fair amount of lacing. The aroma was a nicely balanced malt and hops sensation, if a bit underpowered. A good easy flavor just barely sweet upfront with a light bitter finish that lingers gently. It is smooth with a barely perceptible tingle in the mouth. Overall it is a nice balanced beer, easy to drink, a great session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Has a hazy amber color with a very thin white head. Faint hoppy aroma, but almost non-existant. Flavor is fairly pleasant, hoppy and a little spicy. Kind of a light body, but good carbonation. Overall, it’s OK, but nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle 04/10/2004 Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy. Apricot and orange aroma and flavours. Some dryness and bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle from Utobeer. Copper red colour with beige head and yeasty hop aroma. Quite good minerally malt, some caramel. Hoppy grapefruit/tangerine finish. They’ve more or less done what they wanted, an English bitter (bit of boiled sweet) with green US hops

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours mid-copper colored with a large, creamy, ecru head. Fruity aroma settles on orange citrus with a sweet, caramel background. Extremely well-balanced (especially if you prefer hops slightly more than malts). Mid-bodied (albeit a little "wet") with a touch of alcohol showing late. This has high availability in the Chicagoland area and I have tried it on many occasions... each time being reminded of the craftsmanship that G.I. employs to make such a sessionable brew.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
On tap. Pours a golden orange with a small head. I have to say this is one of the beers I was "converted" to in the early 90’s, and always makes a good fall back beer when at a bar with less than desirable stuff. Not remarkable, just a well balanced pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
This was a very interesting pale ale. It seemed as if it was almost spiced. The balance was a little strange, seemed too bitter. Being able to find it almost anywhere is always a plus.

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.


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