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RATINGS: 1794   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stampion (158) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Nice, hops and malts balance well. I don't quite get the reference to English bitters, but maybe I should have let it warm a bit. Pretty harmless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
On tap at the Goose Island outlet next to gate C10 at O’Hare. It pours a clear amber gold with a light beige head of foam and great staying power. A fruity malt caramel aroma with a rough carbonation. The taste is malty caramel, a bit of cardboard and some toffee make it seem like a so-so English Ale though it did grow on me a bit.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (183) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Cloudy yellow amber with spongy off white head. Sticky lacing. Watery palate and very little (for an IPA) bitterness comes through. Metallic after taste. $7.99/6pk at Publix

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Sweetish, Brit malt nose, with caramel and treacle, some peach. Clear orange/amber color, 2-3cm head, and clumpy lace. Very mild malty initial, minerals, light fruit, and subtle bitterness in finish. Thin-medium body. Crisp and clean. Mild but tasty all around.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - SEP 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-7-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a medium amber color with a one-half finger white head. The head fades fast to leave a persistent foam on the top of the brew with very light lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell –The aroma is very light overall and only consists of a very small amount of roasted malt and caramel. Taste – The taste begins with a good caramel malt backbone that creates a rather sweeter and breadier flavor. This taste lasts throughout the taste with very little change. Toward the middle of the taste a notes of toffee and a more buttery flavor comes to the tongue. These mix with a very light herbal and grassy hop flavor at the end of the taste which end up leaving a smooth and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer for an only 4.3 % abv beer is much creamier then would be anticipated while the carbonation level is rather average. The thicker body is nice for accentuating the toffee and buttery flavors of the brew while the average carbonation level keeps it refreshing and easy drinking. Nicely done for the flavors and style. Overall – While the flavor profile is not too complex, but instead rather simple, it is quite nice and with the lower alcohol level makes this brew an easy one to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2320) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Clear dark amber with small off white head. Aroma is subdued due to very cold serving temps. Taste is nutty, caramel , toffee . No finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On draft. Not much aroma. Pours orange. Taste is bitter with a nice hoppiness. Good summer time beer in my opinion. I could drink a few at a time. Not sure why it is rating so low on here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (339) - - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from missoula, York. Beautiful toasty amber colour and a healthy head. Aroma is orange and a bit of lychee, malts and hops. Taste is mild and crisp. A little too mich carb for me but Very drinkable none the less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (788) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma is clove, light sweet malts and slight sulphur hints. Taste is a light sweet maltiness with some graininess and light caramel notes. There is a subtle bitterness that is quite well balanced and finishes very smoothly. Appearance is a copper /gold with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with nice white head. Nose is citrus and grain. Taste is dry bitterness. Okay bitter.


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