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RATINGS: 1985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
Medium bodied english ale, orangy caramel in color. Not my favorite style, for no particular reason. Just seems kind of boring. Highly drinkable but just average all around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Pours copper into a pint glass with a thin white head. Honkers has moderate hop aroma, pine and citrus stands out. The flavor is mild, nuttiness up front with hop bitterness to finish. Flavorful and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (305) - BRAZIL - OCT 1, 2015
Cor âmbar claro com tons dourados, cristalina e brilhante; espuma levemente bege de média formação e persistência de um anel com fina camada; lacing razoável. Aroma de caramelo e leve frutado. Sabor inicial de caramelo com final amargo refrescante e um pouco picante; retrogosto mentolado e adstringente leves. Corpo médio e média carbonatação. Alta drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Very bitter and citrusy. I really like this beer with spicy foods as well as pizza. Honkerís Ale was one of the first "craft" beers I had ever tried, so it was a bit to get used to coming from a Miller Lite upbringing. Iíve stuck with it as Iíve grown as a beer lover, and Iím glad I have. Itís now one of my favorite everyday beers; good quality and taste for a decent price. It may be considered overrated by some, but this ESB/APA has a very underrated ability of expanding the palates of those who are uninitiated to good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Pours a slightly hazy amber, minimal head. Aroma is faint and is sweet malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malty and slightly bready Caramel and a hint of nuttiness, with a nice spicy bitterness. Finish is dry. A nice hop/malt blend. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Fruity and a little bit of malt. I pick up some smoke in the finish. I like Bellís and 3Floyds much better though.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2004
I had this on tap in Chicago and then from the bottle in Iowa City and then on tap in Iowa City. The Iowa City waiter said it was the best beer he'd had in a long time. Poor bastard. I liked it a lot in Chicago and not so much in Iowa City in either form. On tap in Chicago it was creamy and delicious, just hopped so and slightly sweet. The Iowa City experiences were overly bitter and rather flavorless. Haven't been able to touch the stuff since, and it's scared me off their other products.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - 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,

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Medium brown color, small head. Roasted, nutty malts, floral hops with very little hop bitterness. Nice balance. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is malty, with a bit of bitterness. The malts shine through on this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (294) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 23, 2015
Pours clear dark orange with thin white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is malty, light sweet with light bitterness at the end. Light body, dry, soft carbonation. Easy drinking, nice ale.


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