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RATINGS: 1866   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Nice hoppy light ale. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (265) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a deep amber with a thick white foam that stays. Mild malty flavor with a slightly thick creamy vanilla mid taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Produced a clear ale with an amber-orange body with no head (perhaps because of my pour and the cold temperature of the beer.) The aroma was a clean, crisp hops. First taste provided medium to heavy bitterness which lingered throughout the tasting. The overall body of the ale was clean, medium bodied with a bitter, metallic aftertaste which diminished quickly. The "rich malt middle" provided in the commercial description was not evident, though I have found that a pale ale’s malt notes develop as it reaches room temperature.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 19, 2009
Unclear amber, small white head. Aroma is dry hoppy and sweet. Fruity and hoppy, mildly malty taste. Not bad if you are looking for something easily quaffable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 Clear amber with a medium diminishing white head. Aroma of pine resin, caramel, grapefruit and bread. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel, bread, and a hint fo spice. Fairly standard, drinkable. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
its LIGHT for a bitter,,,,,,, its more of a beer i will enjoy on a texas hot day,,, smooth , drinkable, toasty, banana, caramel, cereal, golden, sparkling, rocky head, white foam, lots of it a good thing,lightly bitter, light body, creamy, thin feel, soft carbonation,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stellaaaa (258) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bcoble003 (257) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Chocolate, coffee malt smooth Finnish. This beer is worthy of everyone on this site to try. You will not be disappointed! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Very nice looking cloudy copper color with an amber tint. A light khaki colored head leaves nice lacing on the glass. Light aroma of sweet hops with an undertone of honey. A mild hop flavor starts and finishes the taste with malts coming through in the middle. Like hop glazed malts. Mild grassy flavor, decent amount of spices and a bread flavor underneath. Finishes grassy and citrusy. Some carbonation in the palate. Simple but enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours a bronze color. Smell is of malts, some hops. Taste is malts up front, some hop bitterness at the finish. Overall a pretty good beer.


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