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RATINGS: 1767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkerís Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkerís Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youíll look forward to time and again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Clear copper pour with a rapidly fading ivory head. Very nice malty, toasty, roasty aroma with a hint of raisin. Malty graham cracker flavor with hints of molasses and a slight sweet aftertaste. Ah, Honkers Ale. Itís been a very long time since I had one of these. Once my standard when I lived in Chicago. AB-InBev buyout be damned ... these guys will always make great beer. Cheers to Goose Island!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
12 oz bottle pours clear amber. Hints of citrus and slightly malty. Not very bitter and relatively refreshing and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Purchased a six pack of bottles. Pours amber red. Light palate, yet quite flavorful. Very drinkable beer, will buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Good for what it is, Honkerís Ale is a pleasing choice for when Iím really not sure what to drink: Head back to what got me in to craft beer and have something nice and simple with just a little character. A light spicy hop mixes with some bread and funk to create a subtle aroma. The taste was a nice, smooth malt tone with notes of light fruit, biscuit, yeast and soft carbonation. Good session beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Body is dark yellowish brown with very little head. The aroma is sweet like a mixture of honey, flowers, lemon and orange. The flavor is fairly sweet as well, but kind of watery tasting without a whole lot of carbonation (might just be the tap) . There is a malty flavor with a bit of orange and lemon. Not much hops.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjerkeaa (176) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
Red/ochre colour. Small head. Close to no aroma, but what I smell is hoppy and ok. Sub-standard, boring bitter taste. Donít waste your money.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (176) - - DEC 15, 2013
Nice copper color when poured with a pillowy head. Slightly bitter with a bit of a fruity aftertaste. Wife liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Nice frothy head, clear golden color. Little aroma, very light. Has a crisp light flavor, I was expecting it to be a bit stronger but I enjoy this. More of a late lunch beer. It's palate has almost an abrupt finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiMuBai (174) - - APR 20, 2013
This beer is barely noticeable. The aroma is non-existent, the color is nothing special, in the taste is average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2001
Some very well-balanced micro straight outta the Windy herself


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