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RATINGS: 1851   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (596) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint...OCCASION: snow day half done--part two of the storm, beginning now ... APPEARANCE: classic amber body with steady effervescence; beautiful snow white head that creates wonderful, patterned lacing... AROMA: butterscotch, hazelnut, and light yet fragrant hops are counterbalanced by the expected English bitter malts...PALATE: active, medium bodied yet easy-drinking, as the label advertises...TASTE: bitter indeed--slightly abrasive bite tempered by unmistakable ESB maltiness--drinkable and enjoyable, but not overtly winning... OVERALL: a strong representation of the style, with the proper strength, mouthfeel and flavor to elicit a sessionable night; a second quality offering from Goose Island, after the 312 Wheat...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1577) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
355ml bottle at Forks & Corks, Highgate on 11th May 2015. Pours a deep hazy amber with thinning off-white vanishing foam and scant lacing. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Leafy, grassy hops, a citric tang and plenty of malt in-mouth. Hoppy finish with malt and a slight lactic note. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (144) - - MAY 12, 2015
Small bottle, brown, library bar teviot. Pours light amber with a thin white head lasting. Scent is pale malt, lager like yeast. Taste is medium bodied sweet malt, hints of caramel, finishing smooth. Plain, sessionable, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
moderrnlifeiswar (7) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (394) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Yet again, I’d like to hate this stuff but.....it’s a decent brew. There’s nothing special here. Dark gold pour. Grassy nose. Slightly toasted/nutty malt with a simple bitter finish. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m on vacation but this stuff goes down easy as hell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coyforce (625) - Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
OK beer but nothing to write home about. Flavor is weak and grassy. Pour is amber with a small head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 28, 2015
Hazy orange to amber colour, minimal slightly yellowish off-white head; aroma and tasteof honey, caramel and floral notes ; correct ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - APR 25, 2015
This beer was very good it had some good up front notes of hops but not overpowering that the beer can not be enjoyed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (622) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
Fruity caramel aroma. Clear copper body with a modest half inch head. Mild bitter character with a modest malt base. Dry in the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2015
Some light citrus with OK barley profile. Light bitter finish. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Bottle at Goose Island in O’Hare - pretty much the only thing available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadShaolin (100) - - APR 19, 2015
Great caramel smell, malty with a berry fruit sensation on the nose. Taste follows with a lot of caramel, biscuity berry and hop hints. Crushable, supremely pairable with most foods. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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