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RATINGS: 2016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.

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3.2
BeardedAvenger (960) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle from The Pancake House, Elveden Forest Centre Parc. Fruity floral aroma. FLight chestnut. Thin white head. Light bitter. Malty. Caramel sweetness comes through into the finish. Relatively light bodied and thin. Fizzy carbonation. Dry finish. OK. A UK style bitter with US influences.

3.4
radassace (370) - SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours light chestnut amber with a small off white head. Nose is very malty, brown bread, toast and biscuit. Light soft carbonation, taste is very bready and biscuity. A slight toasted, nutty taste too, before leading into a light to medium bitter orange peel, apricot and grapefruit dry finish. It’s good if you’re comparing it to traditional English bitters( which are pretty bland ) but OK if not. Unremarkable beer, but nice enough to enjoy one or two before moving on to something better !

3.4
caribou43 (1103) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2017
I bought this bottle at bootleger in Paris. I drink it today at Bonfol, before to go the swimming pool. Unfortunately, I didn’t know the version before In-bev. The limit to drink it is at November 2017. In my point of view, it is a correct ale, not bad, if I compare some comments, I coud say that you really have worst beers and breweries, even the fact thar this one sold this soul to the God of the wild capitalism, but it is just my personal view, I repeat!!!!! We could say that it is an irish ale, beautiful nice copper body, average carbonation, thin and white head. The taste is well balanced during all the sips. The taste is a bit metalic, malty, bready, dry one, some hop but it is not so fruity that they say on the picture, at the final sip you can smell some touch of caramel.

1.8
corkyrory66 (2123) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2017
Bitter de 4,3 % abv et 30 ebu, en format 35,5 cl, avec dit le brasseur du "fruity hop" et du "rich malt middle" .. N’en jetez plus, de toute façon, c’est la dégustation qui tranche... Malt d’orge et de froment. Mon exemplaire était à 5 mois avant sa date. Couleur ambré moyen, à la clarté nette, pure. Bulles fines, partout, très vives. Mousse beige, épaisse, avec des cratères en haut, stable à 7 mm. Arômes d’un malt grillé, houblon, pointe de tilleul. 1ère bouche souple à la belle entame malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche un peu légère, avec une pointe d’épice. 2ème agréable, mais l’ensemble est moins joli. Arrière-bouche où l’épice dérange un peu. 3ème à l’ensemble qui descend sur une amber classique. Arrière-bouche sans vrai caractère. La longueur loin de redresser, continue la descente (comme les honkers eux-mêmes ..). Jambes à flocons moyens, courtes. Levure basique. Alcool très peu convaincant, il laisse les saveurs se planter. Finale risible. CONCLUSION : le chauffard s’est planté, c’est normal … Mais Goose island, en faisant dans le populaire, s’est planté aussi … Et on peut même dire que c’est un "riche plantage middle" … (5/3/3/2/5)

2.7
jice (385) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2017
Légère, son meilleur atout. Manque de force et de caractère, mais reste assez équilibrée et agréable.

3.1
guzgorog (900) - FRANCE - JUN 20, 2017
Robe ambrée limipide, fine mousse blanche. Nez malté et caramel. Attaque maltée caramel, fin de bouche légèrement amère sur des houblons herbeux, faible longueur. Corps aqueux, alcool léger.

3.4
miniash891989 (134) - - JUN 11, 2017
Drunk at Molloys Watford. From the bottle. Not great aftertaste actually not as good as I remember. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.6
BodaciousBeer (2) - - JUN 3, 2017 does not count
This was once a good beer. Now that ABI mass produces it it’s awful. It’s all you find at the airports and I refuse drink that swill. Awful.

2.9
Panzerfaust (859) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 19, 2017
Imported by Cerveceria Chile. Found on Henua Market, Easter Island. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malty, with cereally and bready notes, hints of cardboard and some shiny fruity hints. I’m getting a nose of mostly red apple, orange, papaya, loads of cereals and grains and a bit of caramel. Yes, I get the English Bitter nuances. Taste is moderately bitter, fresh and crisp with fruity flavors providing nice balance. Moderate sweetness. Not packed with flavors, this is clearly a light-hearted ale meant to be a sessionable drink. I could have lots of these, but so could I have lots of Session IPA’s or hoppy Pilsners. And Honkers Ale would not end up being favored in a comparison. Not bad but forgettable.

2.2
disfit (36) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2017
Belated check in. Simple beer. No complexity and nothing remarkable. Might be good on a hot day. But so is ice water. Didn't finish.


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