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RATINGS: 1775   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.


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 (4216) - 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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   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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbhenry (126) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bavarian81 (56) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1117) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3415) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
The aroma has caramel flavors and some esters with low hop aroma. The appearance is copper with a small white head and not much retention. It is a clear beer. The flavor is toast and caramel and very balanced with a somewhat dry finish. Some bitterness shows through at the end. The mouth feel is medium to medium light with moderate carbonation. Overall it is easy drinking and balanced beer with moderate carbonation. I would like to see a minor increase in hop for a slightly more hop forward bitterness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
On top of a nice orange amber body sits a good two finger tall eggshell colored foam head. The head hangs on well and makes cool lace patterns on the glass. The aroma has a nice sweet maltiness with caramel and a good balance of citrus hops. Up first there is a simple bready maltiness with some mild caramel like sweetness and light toasted grain with faint hints of fruitiness. This is balanced by pleasant citrus and leafy hop bitterness. The medium body has a smooth feel and drinks easily.


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