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RATINGS: 1851   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 RERATE: Folks, there is some confusion about this beer. It is NOT an APA. It is an English bitter. If you are rating this as an APA of course it doesnít make the grade. As a bitter however, it is a good example of the style. Amber pour with small head, some lacing. Malt aroma with some grain. Taste sweet malts light hops with a slightly bitter finish. A nice mouthfeel, smooth but just a tad watery. Basically a good initial flavor, a nice malty middle but an uninspired finish. A drinkable beer and a good deal for the price (I paid 5.99 for this one)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goblincat (387) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Amber colored. Lots of hops and malt on the nose. A real smooth, hoppy ale with a bitter finish. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Malty nose, slight green hop. Pretty hoppy, husky malt flavor. Not as good as I remember. A slightly sweeter finish would help a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
Clear amber with a small head and light lacing. Aroma is deep citrus with a deffinate grapefruit taste, my first from this brewery and its a good start.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Bottle sample. Iíve had this on tap before and found that version more to my liking, In the bottled version I get a nice malt kick to start of. When the hops begin, I get a grassy tea-like aftertaste. Still a great brew, but much better on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2004
M E L L O W. Pours a clear golden brown with a small head that doesnít last very long. Little lacing. Nutty, hoppy aroma. Malty flavor, very smooth. Good ídrinkingí beer. How can people quaff the likes of Bud when thereís something like this around?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (286) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Medium brown color, small head. Roasted, nutty malts, floral hops with very little hop bitterness. Nice balance. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is malty, with a bit of bitterness. The malts shine through on this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Nice balance of mild malt and hops. Real easy drinker. Good beer for football season.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle. LIght to medium amber color. Fast fading white head. Some lacing. Modest hop aroma is slightly fruity and citric. Mouthfeel is medium. Rather boring in flavor. A little malt and a little hop. Fair at best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is very sweet citrus with hops, basically an orange juice grapefruit juice combination aroma. Pours an amber with a small white head that is gone rather quickly. Initial light citrus taste is taken over by a less than moderate hop finish. Very light hop aftertaste. Very easy drinking. Well balanced, but a little watered down. If the flavors that exist were intensified, this would be an excellent beer. Instead, itís in the low 3ís.


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