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RATINGS: 1828   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle @ The White Horse, Parsons Green. Hazy dark orange color, small white lacing. Smell sweet, some bitter. Taste bitter, lightly sweet. Not very inspirational, just an average decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Ins glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, Karamell, dunkle Beeren. Geschmack hopfig fruchtig, nussig, Karamell.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
Pours a nice white head, light orange. Medium and soft moutheel. lagerish ale. Tad of lace left.Smarty hopped, acidic bite and overcarbonated.Bit of yeast and malt and hops in the aroma, bit of C hop.. Drying aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle 04/10/2004 Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy. Apricot and orange aroma and flavours. Some dryness and bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9161) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle: Copper coloured, small and quite stable foamy layer, slightly hazy with clumps (of yeast?); spicy hoppy nose with some bready, almost nutty aromas and some malt in the background; stronger, dry bitter flavour, light bodied; tart fruitiness, hop resins in the lingering dry bitter finish. Very good stuff !

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
330 mL. Pours a clear light copper with a nice IPA-like fluffy white head with semi-good lacing. Aroma of an ESB with English malt, slight dry hops, faint caramel, light citrus, and biscuit. Biscuity flavor with a touch of citrus hops and caramel. Clean, bitter finish. Good session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8950) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
355ml bottle, thanks to Finn H for sharing. Unclear, orange coloured body. Faint amount of off-white head. Malt-fruity aroma. Citrus and malts in flavour. Mild ending with dry bitter hops. Half way pleasing (Tromsø, 02.06.2011).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 I really liked this one. Golden orange colour with little head. Hoppy fruity (orange) aroma. The flavour is also orangey and very smooth a typical pale ale taste. Very pleasant and moreish. It appears this is right up some people’s street but not others. I’m a fan though. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. The pour is a deep burnished copper colour with a thick off white head… pretty good looking really. Lovely nose with a soft fruitiness composed of cherry and a touch of berries. There is a bit of caramelly/bready character on the back. Soft and chewy with just a bit of herbal/spicy hoppiness. Fruity and lovely. Really, quite a surprise how much I like this.


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