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RATINGS: 2003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Amber color with long lasting medium white head. Spicy on the nose, cant place the spice at this time. Nice blend of hops and malt flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (386) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2016
pours clear copper gold with a medium beige head. light floral aroma. Nicely balanced. Definite malt presence with some mild hop bitter. Feels bigger than 4.3%. An enjoyable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1481) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2016
Deep golden colored, medium- off white frothy head. Aroma is malty, some biscuit, fruity and grassy hops. Taste is medium- sweet pale malt, light caramel, some biscuit, light to medium bitterness, medium- citrus lemony-orange and grassy hops, dry finish. Light+ bodied, soft carbonation, watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (4972) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2016
From a bottle.Pours copper with a thick, frothy off-white head. Smells like floral, citrus hops, caramel, and toasted malt. Tastes like bitter hops and malty with light sweetness. Light/medium body and carbonation.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JunctionCat (55) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Dont bother. Unless you just awoke from a coma in 1980, this is nothing new and in no way interesting. It tastes like wonder bread and water. Looks better than a bud light, not much better tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2016
Lesser known than Goose Island IPA or the Urban series, this one too is made under AB InBevs control for a large and worldwide audience, and apparently intended as an English bitter. Medium thick, off-white, dense head leaving a creamy rim around the glass and patches of thin foam in the middle; cristal clear orange amber colour with coppery hue, warm and adorned by multiple strings of lively sparkling. Aroma does indeed remind me of a typical English bitter, with notes of fresh - even burnt - toast, moist white pepper, jute, roasted pine nuts, caramel, dried bitter garden weeds, orange peel, parsley (iron), old cookies, vague hints of cigarette tobacco (unsmoked), hard butterscotch candy, dried grass and some cooked green beans, likely representing pasteurization, which is indeed faintly noticeable and becomes a bit more pronounced as it warms up. Restrained but crisp and clean fruitiness in the onset, hints of dried banana, apricot and unripe plum, sourish and sweetish but both subdued, spritzy and minerally carbonation, smooth and slick, medium body. Malty middle as expected, some faint caramelly sweetness but mostly a nutty and eventually toasted, softly bittering character, matching with gentle and noble hop bitterness in the finish, a tad resinous and tonic water-like and in that sense adequately drying and bittering, floral and grassy, going down alongside the toasted malt bitterness but remaining inside the throat for a longer time than the latter. The term pale ale as such (or in fact EPA - English pale ale) has largely become obsolete these days, but this one qualifies, with a notably nutty and deeply European hop bitter character; originally pale ale was not much more than a bottled bitter anyway. The distinction is vague and a bit shrouded in history, but since the English themselves hardly ever use the term anymore and refer to bottled bitters just as bitter in some or other form, this easily qualifies as one. Hadnt I known better, Id situate this in England rather than in the U.S.; clean, crisp, to the point and quenching, this is a fine, albeit somewhat understated and notably clean example of its style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (946) - SINGAPORE - OCT 29, 2016
4.3%ABV. ESB. Poured out deep amber, light brown. 16SRM. Nose has some clean beery aromas. Inviting. Mouthfeel is watery and beery with good carbonation. Palate has some pleasant malted candy, toffee and fresh cream flavors. Nice roasted nutty flavor. Nicely balanced with some solid bitter hops. Clean finish. Goes on Favorites List!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
juvedp (49) - CHINA - OCT 29, 2016
Pours clean amber with small white head. Aroma of malt. Taste of light bitter. Bitter finish. Decent but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (924) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper with lots of sediment floating around and a medium, short lived, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, wheat, bread, peach and orange. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, biscuit, wheat, orange, peach and grass with a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Tap pour at Cityworks. Kind of a tulip glass which seems odd given this beer is as run of the mill as it gets. Copper in color with hard to find white head. Aroma is malty and slightly caramel but nothing amazing. Slight roasted malt. Taste is bready and malty with an assertive bitterness. Definite nuttiness. Kind of like what you taste when you wrap up a cup of tea. Some mild grassy notes with a little floral quality. This is more interesting than something like a traditional domestic but thats about all it can top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (432) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle - Pours a medium amber, white head, fades quick, but leaves lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, figs, other dark fruit. Tastes of sweet malts, fermented breads, caramel, toffee, dry hops. Feels like an amber lager. Decent Bitter.


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