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RATINGS: 1745   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Nice amber color. Good hoppy aroma. Slight carbonation and it had a nice mild aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
355ml bottle from Trader Joes Indianapolis. Pours a dark amber wth a thick head that didn’t last. Aroma is malty sweetness. Flavour is the same, with just enough hops to keep it from getting cloying, but not asserting themselves. Very nice bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Good dark copper color. Nice lacing though the head does not hold up. Perfumy floral, bread and candied malt nose. Taste is flowery sweet biscuit and some mild light fruit. It’s definitely not an offensive attempt at a real English bitter. Wish I could have tasted this brew in the 90’s.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur orangée-cuivrée pâle, très légèrement voilée, mousse qui reste bien. Arôme houblonné, d’agrumes, et fruité. Goût doux de houblons et de grains, bon équilibre entre les deux. Un peu mince, carbonatation moyenne. Correcte.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 (draft) A great beer for starting out an evening, yet interesting enough to make an entire session out of it. Smooth and malty. Tastes like it should have a higher ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2005
draft. nice orange color, hoppy citrus aroma, sweet-light malty taste with a grapefruit oily hop finish. Good and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
12 oz bottle, Wolfgang Puck’s, O’Hare Airport. Crystal copper color, white hed, nice lacing. Aroma of crystal malts and spicy hops. Big malty flavor, hops not over the top but well done. If available to me locally, I would make this my house ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
toml219 (209) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Poured from the bottle into a glass. A nice ale very easy to drink. Had as part of a variety pack and this was the 2nd best one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 I didn’t have a notepad with me, but I didn’t like this much. Not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
In my opinion, not Goose island's best beer, but a very good beer nonetheless. Hoppy but actually well-balanced according to type. A good introduction to Chicago's premier craft brewery.


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