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RATINGS: 1739   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 [bottle from peckhams] pours a light brown colour with a minimal head. Grassy hop, grapefruits, biscuity and an unusual but not unpleasant aroma of tea. light body with a bitter kick in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
Cheers radiomgb for bringing me this from your Chicago run. Nice amber body with a malty/light hop blend aroma. Nice. Flavour is more of the same although I would have liked it to be more asservtive. Medium body and slightly quick in the finish. Enjoyable but not search-it-out noteworthy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle-Poured a nice hazy amber, fine malty flavor with a soft finish. Does taste more British than APA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Goose Islandís mainstay. Ubiquitous in the Chicago area, but perhaps a tougher find elsewhere.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
12oz bottle. Deep amber pour. Not much aroma - some malt, and maybe some earthy hops. Nice malty flavor, and more of the hops. Unappropriately bitter bite on the last bottle I sampled.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
12 oz. Bottle: Transparent Golden with a short lived, but decent sized white head. Aromas are very airy, with some light hops mixed in, also get hints of grains and bread. Flavor is nothign spectacular, grains, slight corn, mellow hops. Finishes short and watery, typical to what I would expect. Like most of their other beers, this would make a nice session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Little hop aroma, thin malt middle. Some nice summertime notes of wheat, orange and earth but limited at most. Light ale at best.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Pours a nice deep amber with foamy off-white head that laces nicely as it dissipates. Aroma is a bit weak... hops come through. Malt quickly gives way to pleasant hopping in taste. Slightly bitter due to hops that also picks up some citrus flavors with maybe a hint of pine, but palate does not develop fully. Nice light ale for summer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Red with a small white head. Weak aroma of malt and hops. Flavor is fairly hoppy and bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
first poured into imperial pint as bottle instructs, orange color, warmed quickly, citrusy, hoppy, decent brew.


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