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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2003
The flagship beer of Gosse Island. Amber hue with small head and little lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Hoppy nose of pine and grapefruit.Some sweet malt undertones. Taste is fruity hops with a malty smoothness, lighty bitter aftertaste. Dry and lively mouthfeel. Slighty metallic finish. A quaffable ale, almost a toned down IPA. Recommended.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TerryDick (5) - ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003 does not count
(Bottled)Plenty of flavo(u)r but a lack of body let this beer down too hoppy for my taste far too much for an IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
Ambery with small head. Refreshing clear aroma. Soft and aromatic hops. Maybe a bit to light . Very drinkable, some berry. Gets better with each sip.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
Bottled. Deep amber/ copper colour with a bright white head. Sweet like malt aromas to begin with then it settled down a bit. No a whole lot through the middle of the palate but finish with a slightly harsh twisted hop finish. That's not a cristism though. Just a note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Rich, clear copper w/ light beige head. Sweet, fruity, malty, hoppy aroma. Nice resiny feel. Good fruity & toffee-ish malt character w/ moderately hoppy finish. Quaffable session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2003
A fair bit of sweetness at the start, dried out a bit by some piney, fruity hops, ever so slghtly sticky, and some bitterness. Relatively clean and easy going.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwellplum (54) - USA - JUN 28, 2003
This went down like mother's milk on tap the other night. A nice session beer, albeit sneaky. Hoppy,dry, smooth. It just goes down good. Well worth a return trip.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Honker's is well rounded good American drinkin ale. Solid copper color with sparatic white head that fizzed out uneven. Nice aroma of lightly done hops and caramel malt, kinda sweet. Taste echoed the smell favorably, nice light mix of hop bitterness and malty caramel. Slightly dry finish that smooths out and makes you want more. Good medium body feel, quite smooth. This stuff is drinkable and very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2003
A medium bodied pale ale with good balance of malt and hops. Medium bitter finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Surprisingly good. It's been a while since I was truly impressed with a GI product. Deep amber color, spicy, fruity and chocolaty notes combine with a refreshing mouthfeel. Highly drinkable.


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