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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


3.4
   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 Fullerís offering and some of the Skinnerís 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 itís not overpowering, which is the key.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2040) - 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 (37673) - 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 (16258) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
golden colour, sweet hop, sweet little hop rresins with a nice honey sweetness in linger.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
A Sim rate (Cask at Planet Thanet): Hoppy, straw and slightly sweet. Sinkable sweet citric flavour. Could drink loads of this. Smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1963) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber coloured with a thick off-white head. Aroma of hops, malts and some honey. Taste is hoppy with a touch of honey. Lightly bitter and dry finish. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2006 Cask handpump at the Tavistock Food and Drink Festival, 29/07/2006. A dark amber colour with an average-sized head. Light malty, slightly sweet aromas. A nice, smooth hoppy taste with just a little honey along with malt in the finish. Only a little sweetness. Very drinkable stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1351) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2006
An amber to yellow coloured beer with a quickly dissipating, yellow white coloured head. A light aroma, initially hoppy, then a mellow maltiness. The taste is dry, bitter and hoppy.Then there is a smooth, malty flavour that carries a tiny trace of honey that is accompanied by a banana-like tropical fruit taste, through to the end. The finish is dry and hoppy. (Bottle)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14600) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2006
Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate. Amber colour with thin white head. Honey aroma. Honey and hay in mouth, bit of herb. OK, just a tad of urine from somewhere. Not my favourite honey beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 25, 2006
NOn bitter for my taste,t he honey thing is for real, I mean, in taste, it is sweet but not annoyingly sweet, it still has its hoppy things on it, and a bubbling foam, it is very interesting.


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