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RATINGS: 1981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
12oz bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma and taste of malt and hops. Little watery taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 2, 2006
12 oz bottle at Kyleís "This Is Not A Beer Tasting" beer tasting. Clear amber with no head. Sweet malty caramel nose with a mild spicy hop influence. Flavor follows suit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle at The Rake in Borough (London), a hazy amber witha foamy white head. A beautifully strong floral hop aroma with stone fruits. Very hoppy palate and a berry fruitiness. Smooth all the way through with a light bitter touch on the finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2006
A dark amber coloured beer with a weak white head. A strong floral hop nose, some sweet malt aroma, but also slightly perfumed. A bitter taste, dry floral hop, slightly zesty, then a bitter malty flavour into the finish. (Bottle - The Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zootfinster (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Itís OK but not really for my taste. A little too citric and bitter. Seems quite carbonated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Wispy orange citrus and light grain aroma. Orange-copper pour, with a creamy ring of ivory. Flavor is a sweet, crisp malt with a wafting edge of light toast, earthy grains and nice goat cheese over faint cream. I really appreciate the balance of up-front fruity hop character, with the more rustic deep roughly-hewn grain character in the middle. A nice long minerally crisp hop finish, maybe edging a little American? Smacks on fresh hop cone resin. Worked nicely on draft with my Ploughmanís Platter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 pours a honey color with an ok sized white head that does not last to long and has a light body. lttle lacing small hop nose small pine and a small orange grapefruit as well. a small pine hop grapefruit taste not over powering little bit watered down i would say. small dry hop after taste not bad an above average session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
This one was just okay with me. Iíve been exposed to a few Goose Island products and have enjoyed each of them. This too was a decent beer, but I have to say that most ESBís Iíve had are just...okay. Aroma is definitely malty with a bit of citric hops playing in the back. Appearance is a deep copper color with a nice head. Medium-bodied on the palate. A strong malt presence on the palate with just a nice hop character to let you know itís an ESB. Nothing too over the top here either way. A decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2006
12oz - BB 112206 - Aroma of stale citrus hops blended with a maltiness that is actuall inviting. Pours transparent light brown with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is bland with no hops, all malt and a touch of lemon. Palate is clean and soapy. Nothing special here but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Weak-looking as it pours, nice darkish head, good lacing. Spicy in a very drinkable fashion.Hops smooth. A pretty good effort and one Iíll try again.

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