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RATINGS: 1844   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.

durhambeer's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
I usually like bitters, and I was pleased to find a beer I havenít had a the Durham Bulls stadium, but this wasnít doing it for me. Pours a clear tea-brown with a thin white head. Nose isnít much... biscuity malt notes, some toast, mild crisp bitter hops. Taste show more bitter hops, but also quite sweet. Probably will go back to Foothills at the Bulls Stadium next time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (594) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
Fruity caramel aroma. Clear copper body with a modest half inch head. Mild bitter character with a modest malt base. Dry in the finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4874) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2015
Some light citrus with OK barley profile. Light bitter finish. Pours orange with ok head and lacing. Bottle at Goose Island in OíHare - pretty much the only thing available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadShaolin (83) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Soft caramel and leafy bitterness coincide in the middle of fruity angles in this balanced Ordinary Bitter-like brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the clear amber.
-Carbonation is low, making the caramel flavors stand out even more.
-Flavor intensity is easygoing, as is to be expected from this type of beer.
-This might be quite authentic when naturally carbonated and on a handpump.

On tap at the Clybourn location.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (227) - Minneapolis, - APR 18, 2015
Some nice citrus hops and biscuity notes. An easy drinking change of pace and very session able

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwrushing (1) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice color. Malty and biscuit notes in the smell that carry over to the taste as well. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (543) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle poured into a tumbler..amber color with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,bitters..bitter,dry taste..decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mikeyaponte (34) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
On tap. Medium brown color, small thin head. Nut aroma with a bit of bread. Slightly sweet, with a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2015
Copper body with tan head. Malty aroma with hints of biscuit. Fruity, nutty, malty taste. Relatively crisp and clean finish.

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