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RATINGS: 1795   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Good pale ale, although other brews offered (which I forget already) were more adventuresome. Easy brewpub to find even if youíre not local.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Not a bad beer, but they make a few better ones at their brewery. It has a better nose than taste, but itís nose is pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1840) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Very nice session beer. Somewhat of a fruity aroma and flavor makes it pleasant to drink, and the decent hoppiness reminds you that it is indeed beer. Excellent for a family gathering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2002
medium body,somewhat malty, bitter, an average Pale Ale

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fraternie (843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Something about this beer just isnít right. Bad aftertaste and totally different flavor from what I like in an ale. Nothing compared to the Hex Nut Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Rich amber color, slightly cloudy. Nice fruity aroma. Mellow flavor, mildly sweet with a little hoppiness. Hint of citrus? Pretty good overall, but somethingís missing here that would make it top notch.... I donít know what. For $5 a 6 pack? Hell yeah!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 19, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 rerate-ya know, this beer is nothing special, but makes a good session ale when at chicago bars with this on tap-this has a very unique finish, something that i cant describe-more english than american PA. rerate again-i have altered and messed with this rating so many times. all in all, this beer is a pretty decent session ale. the beer pours light amber with a soapy off-white head. toasty/carmel/malty aroma with a touch of citrus and light yeast. the flavors here are pretty good-decent malts, but not much of a hop presence. the beer suffers from a tea-like palate, but i didnt bring the palate score down due to easy drinking abilities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlamminScott (40) - USA - NOV 17, 2002
A very good pale ale. The first few tastes are quite citrusy, and then it levels off and the beer acquires more of a malty flavor. A very good experience overall! Up there with Sierra Nevada, but I would not go so far as to say it is just as good or better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
These guys have a hard time making a bad brew there all well done nice flavor slightly malty with a definate hop presence.the finish is a little bitter but nothing that canít be handled.Well done

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1504) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2002
fairly malty ale with somewhat of a nutty flavor...walnut comes to mind. not a pronounced hop flavor...pretty enjoyable beer.


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