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RATINGS: 1755   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Good Session Beer....I’m on number 6 right now....’hicup’ Pours burnt orange colored with a nice head that fades quickly. Aroma is not offensive and not very strong. Tastes like most pale ales. It’s a staple that Chicago can be proud of!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2007
Draft at Mother Hubbards. Went here a couple of times after work at midnight. I was glad they were open until 4am! Came out coppery amber. Nose is hoppy and lightly floral. Nose reminded me of a pale ale, but more towards American now that I’m seeing this as an English style. Taste is hoppy, floral, dry malts, and light nutty notes. Body is medium and has average carbonation. Finishes with more floral notes, soft citrusy hops and malts notes. Subtle spices as well. Not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8852) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours reddish w/white hoppy head. Not to bitter, not too bad, not too exciting either.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1346) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
Pours a brownish amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of floral hops, toasted malts, caramel, and some yeast. Flavor is pretty well balanced with the hops and toasted malts, but it seems a touch watery and doesn’t have much of an after taste. Wasn’t too impressed with this brew.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1325) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
Dark amber beer with a little white head. Bitter fruit aroma is detectable but not too strong. Flavor is front-loaded with citrusy hop tang before rolling into a finish that is perhaps too clean. Refreshing though.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dragonfly1 (488) - Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2007
12 oz bottle. Good head and lacing. Adequate bitterness, although the flavor / body didn’t last very long- kind of dies at the end, and even tasted a very slight hint of sweetness / ’soapiness’ in the finish which I wasn’t expecting. I like this beer, but it’s not in the same league as Young’s Special London or even Anchor Steam Liberty.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjorangehawk (2) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2007 does not count
Strong, fruity aroma that reminded me of Brooklyn Ale (which wasn’t necessarily a good thing). Good initial flavor with dry finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2007
This has a most unusual scent to it. Their is a certain sour wheat smell that I can’t seem to cut through. Looks good, pours a dark orange color with a quickly diminishing white head. Some mild hop flavors are present along with a dry Alka-Seltzer like quality to it. Wouldn’t recommend, even though I love most of the Goose Islands I’ve had.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur orangée-cuivrée pâle, très légèrement voilée, mousse qui reste bien. Arôme houblonné, d’agrumes, et fruité. Goût doux de houblons et de grains, bon équilibre entre les deux. Un peu mince, carbonatation moyenne. Correcte.


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