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RATINGS: 1761   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at ribs n bibs lincoln. Amber with a good white head. Aroma and taste of sweetness with hops and marmalade.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (191) - CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
(On tap) Pours a clear copper with one finger of fluffy head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, heavy lacing. Nose is predominantly biscuity english malt, faint pine and citrus hops. Taste follows suit, with a mellow caramel sweetness followed by a mild bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium-bodied, with low carbonation and and off-dry bitter finish. Not my favourite style, I admit. But as it goes, not bad. The malt isn’t overwhelming, and is decently balanced against the mild bittering. It’ll do, I guess, but I won’t have a second.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap poured into a glass that looks something like a crossbred hefeweizen glass and an imperial pint. The aromas are mellow with notes of bread crust and toast, some light caramel, and a slight mildew and a touch of citrus. It pours a clear, sparkling, copper brown and is topped by a soft, snowy white head. The head contains even, small bubbles and laces in thick, creamy layers. It’s well balanced between medium light sweet and bitter tastes. The thin texture has lots of soft carbonation with a medium light, malty body. The finish is primarily caramel with some support from a roasted grain, and a citrus peel accent. It’s somewhat on the dry side with a bit of a resin feel to it. The aftertaste is a light, clean pine note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1354) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine and some citrus hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with maltiness.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (140) - - MAY 26, 2014
Look: pours a gold straw color. Thick white head. Smell: hoops in the beginning. Pine flavors almost zero fruit smell. Taste: taste pint, slightly bitter on the back end. Also good amount of malt. Feel: good carbonation. Easy on the palate. Not heavy at all. Leaves no film on the mouth. Overall: not a bad summer beer. Not as citrus as I like but still a good flavor. Well balanced. First drank: 5/25/14 at CCD

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bule (742) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at Redwood Cafe. Pours a pale amber color with a bit of head. A little harsh. Sweet and swill beer malt taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentDamon (322) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bière achetée dans un Deli près de Times Square. Couleur cuivrée, avec une belle mousse. Nez de malt avec des noisettes grillées. En bouche, la Honker’s ale est maltée, avec des notes caramélisées d’une rousse standard. Rien de bien spécial à signaler, mais c’est tranquillo et rafraichissant. Bière d’entrée de gamme qui plaira à tous. Le houblon est léger, donc il ne repoussera personne, et le malt est assez intéressant et équilibré pour intéressé les non initiés. Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (748) - 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 (253) - 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 (85) - 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.


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