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RATINGS: 1695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkerís Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkerís Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youíll look forward to time and again.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2006
English style? Well, not really. This was a lot better than the average sessioner in my pub here in the English Midlands. Clear amber with a small head. The aroma was very special. Just canít put it into words. Less of the sweetness and sourness than a bitter, and a sharper, spicier hop taste. Might get a few more of these.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Rated 6/9/06: Amazing beer from Goose Island, to date they have yet to let me down. Pours a dirty copper color with a medium thick off-white head, ample lacing and good carbonation. The aroma is outstanding containing a slightly mellow blend of flowery hops and lots of malt. The aroma reminds me of a low key IPA. As I sip on a few of these Iím amazed at the awesome flavor. The hop characteristic is near perfect. They are very present but not overdone. Strong blend of malts keep me intrigued. The balance is perfect. Full mouthfeel with a great finish and pleasant aftertaste. Fantastic beer, I canít say enough about this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Delicious. Coloring is not that impressive but it provides a nice white head with definite wheat flavors that are not too over powering

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Perfect session ale. Perfect. Packing or lawnmowing beer, maybe not the best in the absolute heat but hey if itís summer and you donít have shit to do and you arenít drinking this, you are making at least one mistake in your day. Awesome caramel malts balance out smooth hops of the citrus vein. Lightly done in every way, this is a light lower alcohol medium bodied gem. No sacrifice on flavor, but perfect drinkability. And Iím sad I just used drinkability to describe a real beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Appearance- This beer poured a nice copper color with a huge white head. Lacing was present throughout. Smell- Wonderful malt aroma with nice hints of hops and sweet caramel. Taste- Nice toasted malty flavors with a caramel sweetness similar to the nose. There is also a nice hoppiness which provides a nice citrus taste to it. Mouthfeel- A medium body with a medium carbonation. Overall- This beer is great!! It could function as a prefect session beer with the great taste and the fairly low ABV. I could drink a lot of these!! Only problem. We canít get this down here in Louisiana. Guess itís time to start bugging the local distributor!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Really an APA/Bitter hybrid, mainly based on the American hops used. Great session beer, among the best.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/8/10. Poured into a mug. Pours a rusty copper with a thick beige head resting on top. Retains pretty well, but leaves little lace behind. Scents of warm fresh bread, some mild hops, and a bit of a tart citrus twang. The body is crisp with a moderate carbonation backing, but still retains a smooth, creamy feel. Great filling bready flavors. Nice bitter backing from a good hop presence. Sweet balance is there, but itís subtle. Really smooth and clean aftertaste. Wow. I wasnít sure what to expect from this little offering, but I love it! I wish I had access to this locally. With the low ABV, I could see this being a regular sessioner, no problem.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Delicious! I love a good slightly sweet malty beer with balanced (not prominent) hops. This beer is very drinkable and refreshing. Itís drinkability makes up for itís low ABV. Easily one of my favorite everyday ales.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blushing_crow (12) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Good pleasant aroma, light. Looked a medium golden color. Taste was very classic ale, slightly bitter. Overall i really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4034) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber color, khaki foam. Citrus hops in the aroma, sweet caramel malts. Tastes dry, rich malt character, biscuit, caramel, pale, toasted grains. Bitterness adds perfectly sessionable balance to the beer. A very well done Bitter Ale. Finished with earthy malt tones, mild hop. Bittered for Americans.(3718)


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