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Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Truro, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Jan 2013 - room temp bottle. The honey flavour is v rich and rounded, not too sweet at all. Similar to maple syrup. It really does complement and add something to the malty flavour. Almost no bitterness in this beer. Very easy drinking, and the rich honey flavour is nice. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with hints of caramel and honey. Taste is quite malty sweet with a subdued grassy and light citrus bitterness. A nicely done brew for the style, only complaint is that it is a little on the sweet side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
500ml bottle: best before 16 Nov 2012, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 25 Oct 2012. Light amber body when held up to the light source, dull amber in the shade: with an impressive head of off-white foaming bubbles no matter where the glass is sat. Definate honey presence in the nose and taste: semi-sweet malty molasses can also be found in the aroma and flavours: the hops don’t hide though, they come to the fore towards the end of each gulp with their bitterness and dryness. They also add a fruity, spicey aspect to the smell. The balance between the honey sweetness and the hops bitterness is nicely done and although I’m not normally a ’honey beer’ fan this was fine. A good blend and I’d love to have a cask conditioned one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
4.0% amber colour with a good head, sweet fruity aroma, disappointing slightly sweet taste.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3674) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle 0,5ltr: Hazy amber coloured brew with an honey smell, bitter taste and the beer is slightly watery but not in a bad way.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
Hazy Medium gold with a thin light frothy white head. Smell of malt, honey, roast and grain. Smooth medium rich body. Taste of grain and malt bitterness with a smooth sweet honey that lasts without being too strong and a dry finish. Excellent all around, smooth and refreshing/

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (7626) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Great nose, good fruity taste, no real honey as the name suggest. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
Pours a pale amber colour and has a honey aroma and it has good honey flavor to but not to much good bitter

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
Cask, handpump @ The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Devon.
Full pint, dimple glass. Deep orange amber, just a touch short of bright, with a thin island of white atop. Big aroma of lemon peel and pear drops, eucalypt and camphor, yeast and caramel and an envelope of palest, piney honey. Smooth, soft and light in the mouth. Pear drops and lemon, eucalypt and honey like the nose. Sweet front dries out towards the back where it gets floral, piney and softly bitter. Fresh, softly fruity swallow that drops off shy and short. A little toasted malt backbone, the honey sits nicely, good balance of flavour. Great one if I had a head cold, but on its own it is a good, solid and refreshing ale. Perfect Summer drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7389) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle at a Cafe in Megavissey. Pours clear amber with a big creamy off white head. Aroma is malty and light hoppy. Taste is bitter with a clear and sweet honey addition, with some spicy and minty hops. Quite refreshing.


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