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


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Heligan Honey Ale is a light refreshing bitter, pale amber in colour with distinct hoppy overtones and the subtle addition of real Cornish honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1936) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear orange copper, off-white foam fades. Mild fruity sweet malt aroma. Not too sweet malt taste, some honey flavor and lightly bitter floral citrus hops. Low carbonation and light bodied. Sours a bit towards a light bitter citrus finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 11, 2013
No bitterness. Flavour mostly of malt and honey. Pretty sweet. Thin body. Mouthfeel smooth and oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 27, 2013
Red amber ale. Smells of yeasty bread. Hint of honey and a malty taste with hops following up at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bit of honey. Skinners make me want to go back to that place with the tapas place that is always full so we end up in the New York style joint that serves great burgers and Skinners in frosted glasses when it is warm outside and you want to go surfing but you haven’t got a board and the nearest you’ve ever come to surfing is skateboarding and watching Point Break and enjoying the cameo by Anthony Kiedis and that other DVD about big waves that makes you go woah and say things like radical and awesome and other things like that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6362) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2016

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. (3.7)

Aug 2016 - Bottle shared at Chriso’s Sunday Shindig. Thanks! Aroma is honey, caramel biscuit, stroopwafel . Taste is biscuity, caramel, honey. No doubt my previous rating was a bit naive, but I still think this is quite good. (3.4)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5686) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
ralphdot (1035) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
4.0% amber colour with a good head, sweet fruity aroma, disappointing slightly sweet taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3810) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - 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/

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