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


on tap

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2312) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43533) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
golden colour, sweet hop, sweet little hop rresins with a nice honey sweetness in linger.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2062) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (567) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1566) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17149) - 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.

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