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RATINGS: 1986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is husky medium malt-some caramel, secondary earthy hops (English). Taste is husky medium malt-some caramel/some sweetness, secondary earthy hops (English). 3.3

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Draught at Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours copper with a tall foamy off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is floral citrus hop, caramel medium roasted malt (meal) with trace yeast. Medium bitterness and acidic hop flavor, malt body, low sweetness and lasting flavor. Medium bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (12081) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle @ thewolfs pre-festival tasting, Kolding.
[thank you, Chris_o]
Pours clear copper with a fine, creamy film head. Aroma is softly hoppy, but not much else. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is also softly hoppy, okay sweet malty, but only low bitterness. Very dull.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - slightly hazy amber-orange colour, solid and firm pale beige head; aroma of cream and herbs; low carbonation, very smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness; creamy flowery finish - gentle and inoffensive

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
slightly cloudy amber, small offwhite head. malty, caramelly and hoppy aroma, a little sourish flowery too. flavor is dry and hoppy, sweet malty, caramelly. ends slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12 ounce bottle from thetomG (Secret Santa Winter 10). Thanks! Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasty malts, husky grains and a floral hop finish. The taste is bitter hops, bitter malts with some toastiness and a grainy finish. Medium bodied. Nice. Highly drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (11723) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, grain and fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. 4.3% ABV. Clear amber color. Aroma has some malt, caramel notes and some slightly floral hops. Sweetish malty flavor at first with some toastiness, continues hoppy and bitter with a bit of citrus. Medium-bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kramer17801 (thanks!). Bottle labeled BB 031007. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and some citrus. Tastes of toasted malts, caramel, and some citrus. Drinkable but kinda boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2002
This one was a little disappointing to me because it was not too heavy in the hops department. I don’t know if that is a regional thing (west coast APAs seem to have more bite) but this is still a well rounded and smooth offering from Goose Island.


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