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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (91) - Køge, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle @ Home: Pours amber (unclear) with a powerful beige foam. Aroma malty with slight hints of herbal hops. Light mouth feel and a dry aftertaste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (493) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Poured from the tap. Clear light amber brown with off-white head. Malty aroma. Malty taste, cereal, with some mild nutty notes. Medium body. Full taste to start, but dissipates into mild finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle: Solid amber color with burnt orange highlights; super-hazy, nearly opaque & topped with a creamy, eggshell head on top that leaves some generous lacing behind. Aroma is super malty; soft caramel, toasted nuts, lightly boozy toffee, earthy & leafy hop aromas, candied barley, & very subtle brown sugar. Taste is a little watered down & very light. Mild nuttiness, much less sweet than the aroma would indicate. Light toffee & caramel over earth, dirt, grass, toast, & a timid nuttiness. Mild, woodsy musk flavor with caramel covered toast & toasted nuts in the aftertaste... Small hint of yeast & wet wood. Lots of stuff packed into this 4.3% ABV beer, but the synchronization could be a little better.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a clear copper with thin white head the quickly dissolves. Light hop and malt aroma. Nice amount of hop bitterness with a smooth mouth feel. Refreshing light finish. An excellent session beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmplerns (6) - Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Quite unusual sweetish taste. Moorish, and distinctive sweet aroma I hadn’t smelled before.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (513) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint...OCCASION: snow day half done--part two of the storm, beginning now ... APPEARANCE: classic amber body with steady effervescence; beautiful snow white head that creates wonderful, patterned lacing... AROMA: butterscotch, hazelnut, and light yet fragrant hops are counterbalanced by the expected English bitter malts...PALATE: active, medium bodied yet easy-drinking, as the label advertises...TASTE: bitter indeed--slightly abrasive bite tempered by unmistakable ESB maltiness--drinkable and enjoyable, but not overtly winning... OVERALL: a strong representation of the style, with the proper strength, mouthfeel and flavor to elicit a sessionable night; a second quality offering from Goose Island, after the 312 Wheat...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1882) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from chester beer and wine, chester. Orange amber beer with large head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Aroma of yeast, mandarins, malts and caramel. The taste follows the aroma with the addition of grapefruit. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1070) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle at a conference. Clear appearance. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Med carb and bod. Light taste thats balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2373) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. Nice easy drinking brew with notes of caramel malt, and hop. The body was a bit too think for my tastes, but it was still good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Appearance was clear deep gold with diminishing creamy off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are simple biscuit toasty malts with light floral hop nose, maybe fruity yeasts instead. Taste are mild biscuit toast toffee malts with soft earthy spicy hops. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light-medium body, then lasting balanced slightly drying finish. An good bitter for the style.


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