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RATINGS: 1993   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a smallish white head. Aroma is light, citrus, bread, malt. Flavor is citrus, toasted malt, biscuit. Palate is medium-light, medium carbonation, mild bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joefflin (68) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
A pretty average beer for Goose Island. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus and malts. A good alternate beer to go out and drink with, but nothing that is completely remarkable. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Bottle. I drank this all of the time when I lived in Chicago, because you could always find this at BMC bars. I come to find that I have not rated it! Pours a translucent amber with an off white head. Aroma of toffee and citrus. Very light mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel, toasted malt, and orange. Transitions to a spicy hop finish, with some lingering strong tea flavors. Nice hop profile for a pale ale, but maybe just a tad on the watery side. This is sort of a british/ american hybrid pale ale.. A good session beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Itís dark copper/brown. Very pretty, like the color of clay only much darker. The aroma has something floralesque to it. I donít know if you would use the terminology floral but it is kinda. I like the smell personally. Itís definitely got some mild hop bitterness. Itís got a laid back flavor and a lightly bubbly mouthfeel. Itís not watery but at the same time itís not jaggermeister.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Airlifter (120) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Amber color with a little head that lasts several minutes. Not much aroma. Nice flavor. Mildly hoppy with a little malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste; just a hint of metal. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Cloudy orange color. Small to medium head that leaves just a bit of lace. Aroma was wheat like-cloves, bitter perfume. Taste was bitter to start, with sweet finish. Medium body. Balanced aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2006
(Tap) Pours amber with a good-sized beige head. Aroma of floral hops, and some smooth malts. A nice hoppy, yet balanced flavor with a medium mouthfeel. This is good all-around beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2006
12 oz. bottle left wrapped up next to my truck by one of my co-workers today. According to the date on the bottle, this bad boy is a little over a year old. Gonna give it a shot anyways. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Has a nice fruity aroma. Flavor is light toasted malt and esters. Light to medium body. Not bad for a beer that is a year past its prime. Gonna have to find out who left me the beers at work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Slightly floral hoppy aroma. Flavor is kind of subdued hops up front with a decent malt backbone, but nothing really jumps out. Slightly dry and also metallic finish. Seems like their flagship beer is a bit dulled down in order to suit the masses, but this would be an excellent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Secret Santa 2006. Pours a clear dark gold colored body under a small fizzy white head that fell to a whispy film. Aroma is fairly light, a little floral hoppiness over a lightly toasted and bready malt base. Flavor is moderately hoppy with a light bitterness on the finish. The malt is bready and light. Mouthfeel is light bodied, watery in texture, with a decent amount of prickly fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty bland and pedestrian offering from Goose Island. Alot like 100 other Pale Ales Iíve had before.

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