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RATINGS: 1744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (646) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Bottle purchased at Bacchus, Olney. Golden and hazy, mid to heavy carbonation with small white head & reasonable lacing. Fruity and floral aroma, full of hops. Caramel, toast and honey can also be detected on the nose. Overall sweet taste and a short finish: simple and unexciting but far from disappointing. A nice American twist on the UK bitter style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stellaaaa (250) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a dark yellow with a thin white head. It has a sweet, toasty corn flake aroma with a hint of hops. The taste is of piney hops and a light, smooth, slightly sweet cereal finish. Not bad!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jay_Dubbz (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pouted from 12oz bottle. Not what i would expect from Goose Island. Pale in color with a lack of depth or character. Slight malt opening with a hint of hops on the back end. Just not enough flavor here to warrant praise. --you've been Dubbed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (744) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Clear copper pour with off white head. Aroma is sweet, biscuity malts. Flavour has caramel, bready malts, light toast, some sweetness. Finish is a touch of piney hops. Okay, but session worthy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
The aroma has caramel flavors and some esters with low hop aroma. The appearance is copper with a small white head and not much retention. It is a clear beer. The flavor is toast and caramel and very balanced with a somewhat dry finish. Some bitterness shows through at the end. The mouth feel is medium to medium light with moderate carbonation. Overall it is easy drinking and balanced beer with moderate carbonation. I would like to see a minor increase in hop for a slightly more hop forward bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (456) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Ambrée/rousse. Légèrement amère. Un peu de caramel. Banane. Biscuit sec. Malté. Rafraichissante et sèche. Simple mais bien.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2955) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at D’Arcy McGee’s (Ottawa, ON). Limpid copper body with a thin off-white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with some grainy and brown sugar hints. Its well balanced taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It also carries grainy, herbal, and subtle citrusy notes. Ends with a good bitter finish. Good "routine bitter".

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (277) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2014
For those who like their bitter, bitter, this is a bit light. Nice light copper color with faint bready malt and light earthy hop aroma. Overall, I call it a "bitter-lite" in style, but certainly drinkable and sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Ins glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, Karamell, dunkle Beeren. Geschmack hopfig fruchtig, nussig, Karamell.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (441) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
On tap at Buffalo Wildwings in Fort Collins. Appearance: finger of white head, light amber color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: floral, citrus, caramel, resin. Palate: light body, average carbonation, sticky, bitter finish. Taste: medium sweet with a delayed medium bitter kicking in on the end. Overall, good balance, and very nice aromas and taste.


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