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Style: Bitter
Truro, England
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Heligan Honey Ale is a light refreshing bitter, pale amber in colour with distinct hoppy overtones and the subtle addition of real Cornish honey.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours a pale amber with a white head. Aroma is dusty, malty, with faint notes of honey. Taste is malty, rather fruity, with notes of honey

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a small off-white head. Florel honey aroma and a sweet light harsh honey taste. Medium body and a light dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8580) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2005
On draught at Skinners Ale House, Newquay: Amber coloured, hazy, lacing foam; floral hoppiness in the nose; bitter-sweet (honey?) flavour, long lasting bitter-aromatic aftertaste. Well balanced, well quaffable !

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Cask, Worcester beer festival. Golden straw/amber colour. A beer with a moderate bitterness and some honey flavour. Quite smooth but I do think there are better honey beers out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2005
Bottled. Pale brown colour, a bit hazy. Huge beige frothy head. Honey, hops and malt in the aroma. Also some citric hints. Sweet citric flavour with honey peak in finish. A bit bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
Copper colour with a rich, frothy head. Honey, sweet pale malts and leafy hops and berryish esters in the appetizing aroma. Leafy flavours, with sweet honey underpinning. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2004
Bottle. Amber with small head. Hoppy, nutty, caramel with a lovely honey edge. Perhaps a little thin. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
An amber beer with a beutiful beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of sugarcanes and a great hops. The flavor is smooth and lovely malty with great hops - though I can’t tell the type. The honey notes are also accentuated and very pleasant without being too sweet - and giving way for a good dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Bottled
Creamy white head. Amber color. Light toffee caramel and hop aroma. Taste lacks "bitter bitterness". Sweet honey-like flavor with light hops and sugar. Watery finish. Label is nice! (5/4/5/2/10 2.6)
Cask@Beer Hunters
Pale amber color, creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops and fermented raisins. Nutty hoppy flavor, a bit thin on the malts, hints of fruity sweetness, propably from honey. An average bitter. (6/3/6/2/11 2.8)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2004
Slightly hazy and rather sweet.Not dominated by the honey in it this is a pleasant and slightly different bitter.As usual with Skinners beers it has an amusing and relevant label.


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