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RATINGS: 1981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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 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 (4358) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- a crystal clear light copper color with a medium white head. Aroma- full of malt with some fruit in the background. Taste- a really good blend of caramel and malt with hops giving it a nice full flavor. Another really good offering from Goose Island.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottled 05.11.15 Deep amber, tan/orangish hue. Firm, off-white head, lacey. A bit of chlorine/salts from low malt/hops/yeast presence. A lot more mild, (new world vs old world). Expected fruity esters. Malt forward, yet mild crisp, crystal malt, moderate-low strength. Fresh baked bread, toasty. Orange/lemon. Shampoo/perfumy (honey/vanilla type esters). Chewy body, surprising for lack of caramel type flavors there are present. Moderately high bitterness with a tinge on the side of the palate. Extremely drinkable. Spot on for an AM interpretation of an English Best Bitter.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OLIVIA2016 (1) - CHINA - JUL 7, 2016 does not count
This beer shows a typical British best bitter profile. Medium malt flavor, a hint of toast flavor, with a dry finish.smooth mouthfeel, not high alcohol, a pretty good drinkability,


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