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RATINGS: 1985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subliminal64 (103) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
Had this brew at The John Labatt Centre (Budweiser Gardens) in London Ontario. Been wanting to try a Goose Island product for some time now, and I wasnt disappointed. Smells like an Ale. No hop smell. Pours a dark caramel colour. Very little head. Taste is what an ale should be. Not overpowering. Good amount of carbonation with little aftertaste. Overall I was very impressed and I will be having this again in the future. The Beer Bearon MB

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2003
Great aroma, clear amber color. Good flavor not too hoppy.Clean finish. Flavor is not overpowering, but everything doesn't have to be stout. I like it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2006
Tasted 16/04/2006. 330ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington. Pale copper, bright, lightly carbonated, with a foamy light-tan head that laces a little but doesn’t linger for long. Barley sugars and nutty grain on the nose, a hint of citrus and an appealing, faint and slightly musty, yeast note. Dry toffee-like malt up front, in the mouth, with a mild lolly sweetness. This is followed by citrus hop flavour and a strong, pepper and grass, bitterness. The malt profile holds all the way through the bitter finish. Slightly hard water but not quite as much as some English pales, like Taylor’s Landlord. Soft-medium carbonation in the mouth, medium weight. Great beer, well crafted. A classic strong pale ale, which I’m surprised hasn’t scored more strongly on here. Perhaps a little too subtle for the US market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chitown440 (15) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
A nice Tasty Easy drinking beer that does,nt fill you up!!! I almost always have a 12pack of Honker,s ale sitting next to the milk and eggs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
Evaluated up against the BJCP.org #14A. Brilliant clear amber to copper colour with a tan head. Moderate spicy hop Aroma with some maltiness.Medium mouthfeel with some nice sparkling carbonation. The flavor is pleasently hoppy with some nice suttle bitterness at the end. There is a somewhat anonymous malt backbone, but it does support the hops of the beer well. There are some toasted caramel compounds in the flavor and aftertaste. Overall an over averages example of an English Pale Ale. Well brewed and balanced, but lacking a bit in the maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TGL0782 (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Appearance- Nice amber hue Aroma- floral hops, caramel sweetness and a little citrus. Taste- pleasant hop crispness upfront with just a little caramel sweetness following. Not much of a finish and the flavor could be a little bolder for my tastes. But still very enjoyable. Mouth-feel- Light bodied. Drink-ability- Easy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommygunn (1) - marinette, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
l, orange, amber, lightly bitter, light body, lively, bitter, delicious compliment to buffalo wings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikeyaponte (40) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2015
A nice break from the over hopped, trendy IPAs that everyone is into nowadays. Good to have as honest Ale again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kpachla02 (14) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours amber color with a thick white head. Not overly bitter but definitely has a slight taste.

   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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