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RATINGS: 1699   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11947) - Pori, - JUL 29, 2006
Bottled. Deep honey golden, small white head. Bready malty aroma. Bready, hoppy, lingering aftertaste. Very standard APA - balanced and drinkable one anyhow.


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ohpooratlas (20) - USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper red with good carbonation and medium head. Aroma is a malty bread smell. Medium body, lightly fizzy. Finish is very bitter. Not my style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (228) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Bottle pour. Clean amber in glass. Small head. Mild nose of roasted malts, trace amounts of fruit and continental hops. Taste is mellow. Good balance between the bitter and bready sweetness. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DearBeer2013 (23) - - APR 21, 2014
Tastes like Samuel Adams, but with a sweet ending. All in all, still too hoppy for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (25) - California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden brown. Light head with little lacing. Nice aroma with a hint of fruits. Medium body with a sharp bitter taste that is somewhat lasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (766) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Draft to pint glass Papaya, orange, cookie, pepper, and berries. Clear reddish amber with a thin white head. Taste is quite malty, some skinkiness, and astringent bitterness, along with light caramel and light tropical fruits. I don’t know, the skunkiness overpowers too much of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (794) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Tap. Poured deep amber with a thin but creamy off-white head. Bready malt aroma with an orange hint. Medium body with creaminess that ends on a tart dry note. Caramel malts with an earthy hop flavour, some sweet citrus throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/3/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy copper amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, orange zest, herbal, grass, pepper, light pear/apple, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, orange zest, herbal, grass, pepper, light pear/apple, and toast/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy herbal/pepper bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, orange zest, herbal, grass, pepper, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and light-moderate yeast flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbontion and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice English bitter style. All around good robustness and balance of malt, hop, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3811) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
pours clear bright golden orange with a small nice creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. nutty and spicy caramel malts, pepper crackers, lemon tea, clean english yeast - although slighty dusty and metallic, grass, pepper, soft earthy notes, hint of honey sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - not quite watery, relatively dry and bittering grassy-spicy-peppery finish. nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (153) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle pour. Copper in color. Aroma of bitter hops and caramel. Low on flavor, but a drinkable beer overall. A little bready. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (101) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Pours light amber with small nicely lacing head. Quite hoppy, and light to medium malty aroma. Rather mild, well balanced and round bitter taste.


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