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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caesar (6486) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2006
Clear amber color, short head. Aroma of english hops, some tones of honey, caramel malt. Regular bitter taste, some sweetness. Quite decent beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Bottle: amber with a small, fast disappearing head. Sweet malty aroma. No specific honey flavour in my opinion, but a sweet taste with a bit of citric fruit and less bitterness. Not great. 18.3.07: Cask at Wellington Arms,Bedford. Sweet aroma. Honey taste is quite distinctive in the cask version, contrasting nicely with the sourness. Rating: 6,3,6,4,14,3.3

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 20/09/2003 Golden coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
Appearance is an arresting, murky scarlet-brown. Neither the aroma nor flavour are that pronounced, but there are muted showings of caramel, vanilla, lavender soap and malt lurking in there somewhere. Overall a little watery and noncommittal. An average honey beer; obviously the product of over-worked bees.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2005
Bottled. This is dreadful stuff. Stale, fizzy, pasteurised awfulness. Get your nose in there and smell that dead rat floating on top of this junk. I’m really regretting opening this beer. And to think that last night I was drinking real live beer in a pub, and now here I am reducing to drinking this dead apology for a beer. My god this is bad. I wasted good money on this toxic slime. I can’t drink any more. Nil points.

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 (6065) - 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 (10029) - 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 (24925) - 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.


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