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RATINGS: 1872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (11903) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2005
BOTTLE. LIGHT TO MEDIUM COPPER COLOR WITH AVERAGE ROCKY HEAD.MODERATE HOPPY AROMA WITH FRUIT TONE. PLEASING MEDIUM FLAVOR WITH LIGHT TO MEDIUM HOPPY FLAVOR. LIGHT ASTRIGENT FINSIH.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Good choice in a bar setting...when nothing else decent is available. This is way too watered-down for my taste. Goose-guys are obviously dumbing this one down for the masses. Try their Demolition Ale instead, and youíll see what I mean.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Interesting fruity aroma, dried apricots jump out in particular, with a hint of herbal hops. Clear copper color, thin white head. Flavor is unique, tea-like hops, a hint of smoke, sweet caramel, and those dried apricots again. Medium body, dry finish. Not a big fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Pours clear dark orange with a tall foamy off-white head. Mild in the aroma, hop and fruit with herby hints. Flavor is sweet fruity at first with some hoppy bitterness setting in. Fresh taste but thin bodied and not the most interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2005
pours a med. amber w/ a small frothy head. Huge malty nose w/ some esters.Some grassiness from EKG. Very bready with a fair bitterness. Not much hop flavor. Clean ferment. A good amber.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
A good everyday beer. Nice carmel/light amber color and a good lasting head. It might be a little hoppy for people how drink Bud and other light american beers, but I am a bit of a hophead.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle Pours a clear medium amber/brown with an average off-white head that has real lasting power. Nice thick lacing too. Aromas are grassy, woody and fairly sweet. Flavor is somewhat biter like an ESP but not darker and fuller than just a strong hops bite. Feel is a bit thin and the carbonation is average.. Drinkable butr not special. Thanks to MrFacto for this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2078) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2004
In appearance ,it is a very attractive,glowing amber beer.With some nice carbonation and a good sized bubbly white head. Some great lacing. Good fresh aroma,malty and slightly hoppy.Slight caramel scent. Quite malty ,caramel, in taste to start, thena nice hop bitterness, also slightly fruity. pretty good on the tongue, slight dry finish and a nice aftertaste. A nicely done Pale ale..great drinkability.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Best buy 11/01/04 (oops, I just bought it today!). 12oz bottle. Pint glass. 53 degrees. Reddish orange color, off white head, some lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma. The taste is either balanced or not very hoppy. Some malt sweetness, some piney/floral hops flavor, but just kind of bland. Finish is abrupt, no hop tingle, no lasting flavors, just, not much at all. Maybe it would have been better fresher? If this really was the true flavor, then it would be an easy intro into pale aleís. This is my first time out of the bottle and my first time rating it and I am suprised by the lack of flavor because I have had this before at Chicago events (parties/taste of chicago) and it was pretty good for a beer that you would get at an event like that. I will re-rate this one. RERATE: No need for a re-rate. This is very much an English pale ale. Malty, moderate bitterness from earthy hops, and easy to drink. It is what it is, but not really my kind of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1505) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Fair appearance with the aroma of orange citrus, hops, and wheat bread. The beer isn’t too much to speak of on the palate, and finishes a little sour. Flavors are all full and in balance, except for the orange, which diminishes a bit. A solid pale ale with a little extra complexity from the spice and fruit notes.


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