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RATINGS: 1783   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pretty amber colour, slightly hazy with a small, white head. Lots of aroma hops in the nose. Quite full-bodied with a slightly sweetish caramel malt. Notes of somewhat over ripe - almost rotten - fruit. The aroma hops also leave quite a good bitterness. 180705

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle. My kind of beer! Fresh, fruity aroma. Flavor is typical APA. Fruity, dry, fresh. -With a note of pralines! Yummy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle. Fizzy medium white head sits atop a orange/amber body, very few bubbles and medium lacing. Pale and biscuit like malts in the nose with a line of fruitiness including (light spiced tea, pear, and mild pineapple). Some (SA) like eartyness, and hint of alcohol in the nose. Very refreshing in an ice tea sort of way. No really assertive hops in the brew, but still tasty. Clean, thin bodied and very drinkable. Nice lingering mild spices in the finish. "APA??" Tastes like an EPA or a bitter to me. Really enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Pint served draught from the Goose Island Kiosk in the Chicago Airport
Browned straw color, light layer of white head and mild lacing. Light hops and creamy rich malty balance. Well built with not too many flaws. Very dinkable and solid APA. I can see why this might be so popular to the masses.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Poured a dark copper out of the bottle. Nice head and lasting lace. Aromatic hops greet you as you raise the glass to your nose. Tingly crispness greets the tongue and mouth followed by spicy hops. There is a slight citrus, crisp aftertaste. Always pleasing (especially on tap at a favorite pizza joint)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Poured light amber with a thin whitr head. Aroma had caramel and peach plus citrus and graitfruit. Weak aroma though. Taste was kind of bitter and unbalanced. Slightly above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Park Slope, Brooklyn. Delicious, refreshing, standard quality pale ale. Good for hot summer afternoons. This one was particularly ugh and humid, even in the biergarten.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Shiny golden amber body, very thin white head. Sweetened caramelly spicy citrus hop aroma, light, along with some wet dog. Same light hop and caramelly flavor, with a lingering grassy finish. A pretty easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2005
a friend told me to try this one a week ago while drinking summint pale ale. I noticed very similar charactieristics and in a blind taste test I’d be stumped. We agreed its definitely as bitter or less so than the summit. Really tasty stuff, floral hops, rich flavor full of flowers, caramel malts, bisquity. anxious to try other gooses

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 On tap: A nice beer that has a great appearence. Amber color. The way some people have described it as a mild finish is dead on, imo. A nice mellow beer, I think it would be perfect for a warm summer day (which it was).


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