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RATINGS: 2046   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkers Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkers Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youll look forward to time and again.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
On tap. Pours a golden orange with a small head. I have to say this is one of the beers I was "converted" to in the early 90s, and always makes a good fall back beer when at a bar with less than desirable stuff. Not remarkable, just a well balanced pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
This was a very interesting pale ale. It seemed as if it was almost spiced. The balance was a little strange, seemed too bitter. Being able to find it almost anywhere is always a plus.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Nice fruity and "dry" aroma. Pours amber with a small amount of cloudiness, some lacing. Flavour is OK -- there is a sort of nice mellow nuttiness, some hops, some malt, but also some cardboard. Lingering aftertaste is unpleasant. A bit watery. Not great, but not entirely awful either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 along with sierra nevada, often the saving grace of an otherwise god-awful bar in chicago (beer-wise). very hoppy generally, not so fruity but a good amount of bitterness. generally very drinkable, perhaps a high ABV session beer. i dont understand why the label calls it an "english bitter" when its clearly a hoppy APA, but its still a solid choice every time

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Draft Wrigleyville: Copper pour, some lacing. Crisp clean flavor, some hops but nothing too pronounced. Very drinkable, its a session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12839) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Draught at Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours copper with a tall foamy off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is floral citrus hop, caramel medium roasted malt (meal) with trace yeast. Medium bitterness and acidic hop flavor, malt body, low sweetness and lasting flavor. Medium bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Crisp sharp bitterness. God mild taste combination of roasted malt, caramel, fruit remains beneath the hops, but blends well to create a good session beer with a refreshing and clean taste. Close to an IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beastiefan2k (3825) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle: first of all the bottle says this is an English bitter while ths website says an american pale ale. Whats up with that? I will go with the american pale ale because it tasted like nothing. Nothing special what so ever.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charmedimsure (2) - USA - FEB 2, 2006 does not count
To borrow a word from the brewers own description, I think "balanced" is a nice way to describe this ale. It may not blow your socks off, but its an agreeable, smooth, and drinkable beer thats sort of like an old friend. A fine intro to American pale ales.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
Hazy amber colour with an off white head. Malty and fruity aroma with a light caramel sweetness and a hoppy citric note. Malty and fruity flavor with a light hoppy fruityness and a dry finish.


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