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RATINGS: 1696   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2005
a friend told me to try this one a week ago while drinking summint pale ale. I noticed very similar charactieristics and in a blind taste test I’d be stumped. We agreed its definitely as bitter or less so than the summit. Really tasty stuff, floral hops, rich flavor full of flowers, caramel malts, bisquity. anxious to try other gooses

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stout737 (4) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011 does not count
This beer pours an attractive light copper with one finger of fluffy white head. Decent retention and mild lacing. The aroma is inviting with notes of light spice and warm toffee. The taste is very good. Biscuity sweet malt lay down a warm base and the floral hops lend some spice and complexity. The finish is sweet with some nice yeast flavors. Fairly complex for a smaller ale. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. A bit of fizz but mainly creamy. Very easy to drink. Overall I thought this was a very well done bitter. The beer has a nice complexity and invites you to take another sip. Very good stuff, cheers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChairmanCurley (1) - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012 does not count
I was taken with this bitter-style beer as soon as I released it from its translucent brown limbo. The citrus and powerful hop aroma is something that I love, and something that this beer has in heaps, and is strong and seductive enough to excite you about the coming flavour. In tasting you will not be disappointed as the flavour of the hop is highlighted, with a medium bitterness. The texture is fairly thin but this allows for repeated enjoyment.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krs119 (1) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
Very good beer. I like almost all the beers by goose island. Not a stout fan, so this is very yummy!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pretty good, but now part of "And how’s her bush", so there is reason for skepticism about how this will all flesh-out. Watch how it will all of a sudden start hogging shelf space, now that AB owns it. It is all about shelf space and distributors in the liquor business.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbhenry (88) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Aroma is hoppy with a mellow malt smell. Appearance is golden, a medium color, with a small head. Taste is very well balanced between hops and malt, with a medium body. Overall, quite delicious.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bavarian81 (42) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Has a very deep amber color and a thin, quickly dissipating head. Has an aroma of sweet bread.. or biscuits?? The aroma was faintly similar to that of a pilsner. Also smells of some indistinct fruits. Taste is crisp, sweet, and spicy. Hops are noticeable in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (863) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottled, 0.355l. Clear pale amber color with average creamy, mostly diminishing off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of moderate citrus and herbal hops, berries and mild tropical fruits. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malty backbone, follows light fruity with spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Easy drinking bitter, very aromatic with much more hops than in English bitters...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmplerns (6) - Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Quite unusual sweetish taste. Moorish, and distinctive sweet aroma I hadn’t smelled before.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle at a hotel room, London. Dark golden with off white head. Aroma is biscuit, perfume, nuts, floral, and some yeast. Taste is similar, biscuit, toffee, toast, nuts, earth and spice. Very well balanced and pleasant to drink


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