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

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RATINGS: 85   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.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Late rating from Spoons spring festival. Handpulled cask at JDW Watford. Hazy gold with thin thin white head. A pretty ordinary bitter with harg to detect honey notes. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
[cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Sweet honey dominates the foretaste, a very ordinary bitter comes through afterwards. Very smooth & easy drinking, yet a little on the bland side. Good balance of sweet and bitter despite the honey.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
Cask in the counting house. Aroma is honey and pale malts. Taste is similar quite sweet and honey pale malts dominate though the loural hop is tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Last Plantaganet, Leicester. A slightly hazy dark gold coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is mostly hoppy with just a trace of honey. The taste is the same. There are hints of sharp oranges and again just the slightest honey note. Definitely a golden ale with hints of honey rather than a honey beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008
This is another completely funny label from Skinner! The brew is dark amber with a nice, white head. The aroma has notes of honey, malt and hops and the flavour is delicious with notes of honey, malt, caramel, fruit and hops, fruit and a nice moderate bitterness. Not a piece of art, just a charming, uncomplicated ale, that is very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 10, 2007
pint cask @ Rising sun, Kingsand, Cornwall. Golden coloured with white head, fairly sweet with a full bodied taste of the honey, long bittersweet aftertaste. I loved it but doubt if it is to everyones taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2007 - I aint usually a fan of honey beers such as Fuller’s offering and some of the Skinner’s number, such as Betty Stoggs Bitter are disgusting, but I was pleasantly surprised by this. Malty and hoppy and the honey addess a sweetness, but it’s not overpowering, which is the key.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
cask @ 2007 Oxford Beer Festival. Dark gold in colour with aromas of light malt, hay-like hops, and a minor floral note. The honey comes through a bit more in the mouth, along with some lightly toasted grain. Fairly sweet, and a touch unbalanced. Needs a bit more hop influance.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ The Old Bakery, CV8, Kenilworth. Clear medium amber color with a small creamy, virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, honey, grain, light smoke, light light mocca. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, refreshing. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
golden colour, sweet hop, sweet little hop rresins with a nice honey sweetness in linger.


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