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Brewed by Skinners Brewery
Style: Bitter
Truro, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Heligan Honey Ale is a light refreshing bitter, pale amber in colour with distinct hoppy overtones and the subtle addition of real Cornish honey.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Cask at the Navy Inn in Penzance. Pours clear copper with a creamy off-white head. I think the aroma is floral with a light touch of honey. Flavor is floral and light caramel with some honey notes. A tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Cask @ The Front, Falmouth. Dark amber with natural head. Smells not overtly of honey. Is very nice, subtle aroma with a touch of caramel. Excellent floral, chamomile and chrysanthemum flavors. Great hops. Graham cracker malts. So well-balanced. This was a big surprise.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
From cask the Rake. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and mild fruity. Bitter, roasted and fruity. Ends dry and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose. Amber coloured with a decent, off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, honey and biscuit malts. Flavour was sweet, with caramel, more honey and a pleasantly bitter finish. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2010
Half pint, cask served at an ambient drinking temperature at Cask & Barrel Southside in Edinburgh. Beige, nitro head. Copper coloured body with a slight haze. Notes of honeyed aroma. Dark honey and juicy malts in flavour. Smooth bitter tail. Accepted, 30.11.2010.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light amber with a bubbly head.Pine and citrus hop nose, with some caramel malts. Nice and sweet, malty with caramel and perhaps hints of honey. The bitterness is quite citrusy. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Fairly well balanced finish with more caramel and honey sweetness, then some citrus hops with light stickiness. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8032) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2010
bottle from Waitrose Sidmouth (08/2010). Hazy golden colour, white head, nice hoppy nose with hints of herbs. Malty base, slightly hoppy. Not much honey detctable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2194) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
Copper colour with a big frothy white head. Medium to low carbonation. Hop, fruit and malt aroma. Hops and malt in the flavour. Nice well balanced bitterness with a smooth finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2010
Cask @ Blackfriars. Copper colour, white head. Aroma is light malted, some honey and vegetable hops. Flavour is sweet malty, honey. Slightly hoppy and a sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2010
Draught at Atlantic House Hotel, Polzeath - 5/7/10. Thin head. Sweet honey taste but not cloying. Some straw in the nose but the main aroma is honey unsurprisingly.


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