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RATINGS: 1843   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On draught at Slice Pizza- Albuquerque. Pours a clear dark amber with a slight white head. Mellow hoppy aroma. Medium body with full mouthfeel. Hoppy flavor and bitterness top dry malt character. A nice clean ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4867) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2015
Some light citrus with OK barley profile. Light bitter finish. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Bottle at Goose Island in O’Hare - pretty much the only thing available.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadShaolin (82) - - APR 19, 2015
Great caramel smell, malty with a berry fruit sensation on the nose. Taste follows with a lot of caramel, biscuity berry and hop hints. Crushable, supremely pairable with most foods. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Soft caramel and leafy bitterness coincide in the middle of fruity angles in this balanced Ordinary Bitter-like brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the clear amber.
-Carbonation is low, making the caramel flavors stand out even more.
-Flavor intensity is easygoing, as is to be expected from this type of beer.
-This might be quite authentic when naturally carbonated and on a handpump.

On tap at the Clybourn location.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (224) - Minneapolis, - APR 18, 2015
Some nice citrus hops and biscuity notes. An easy drinking change of pace and very session able

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwrushing (1) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice color. Malty and biscuit notes in the smell that carry over to the taste as well. Enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle poured into a tumbler..amber color with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,bitters..bitter,dry taste..decent.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikeyaponte (33) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2015
A nice break from the over hopped, trendy IPAs that everyone is into nowadays. Good to have as honest Ale again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
On tap. Medium brown color, small thin head. Nut aroma with a bit of bread. Slightly sweet, with a lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2015
Copper body with tan head. Malty aroma with hints of biscuit. Fruity, nutty, malty taste. Relatively crisp and clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (672) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle at BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours clear golden brown with a white head. Metallic fruity aroma. Bitter finish.


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