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RATINGS: 2045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Unimpressive clear reddish amber color. Fizzy. This had a spicy, very carbonated nose, which then led into a bit of a stale, heavy hop taste. Beer is very unbalanced and ends with a touch on the lighter side, with some fruity notes. Did they forget the malt? 5/2/4/2/8

No they did not forget the malt. Wow, old ratings are pretty funny. While I wont go out of my way to drink this, if it’s a macro-oriented bar, I will happily drink this and enjoy it. Light in hop flavor, fairly dry. Not going to knock your socks off, but certainly drinkable and clean.

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msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Medium caramel color. Not much head but a decent 'lace' for what head there was. Creamy. Good hops and a bit of a fruity finish. Not bad...not bad at all.

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iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Amber colour with a medium sized head. A lightly hoppy flavour, with a bitter dry finish.

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sduggan99 (6) - USA - OCT 9, 2002 does not count
The first time I had this I thought it had nice body. The second time it lacked hop bite and flavor. A decent beer, but could use more IBU.

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relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Good pale ale, although other brews offered (which I forget already) were more adventuresome. Easy brewpub to find even if you're not local.

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howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Inviting dark amber color, diminishing head. Dry spicy aromas and flavors, English malt character. Finish is less dry, with a little caramel sweetness.

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WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2003
I had two from the same six pack over two days and the most memorable thing about either was how different they were from each other. First was like a Chiswick Bitter from Fullers ... thin, second run, not much mouth feel, not much malt. The second one was better, so let's use the rating from that one, escept that I down graded the overall impression rating number because of how bad the first one was. Good mouth feel and appearance — cloudy reddish brown with good thin lacing. Taste of malt and bitter hops, followed by floral hops. Good lingering bitter finish. The first one I would have to describe as thin, watery, lifeless in the mouth and on the tongue.

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kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Light amber body with a quickly diminshing white off white head. The aroma is of English hops, not American; lightly malty with some hints of caramel and fruitiness. The flavor starts malty but quickly switches to hop flavor with a little bit of roastiness, but that's only a back ground flavor. Caramel malts and a light fruitiness add to this fine session beer. Very well balance, but definitely toward hop flavor and light lingering bitterness are very pleasant and not harsh or astringent. Although I was expecting a fuller mouthfeel, it seems a little light and is moderately carbonated. I rather enjoyed this session beer from Goose Island since I find that to my palate there is a grainy astringency to some of their other offerings, but this one is well made and very drinkable.

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YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2003
apples and cinnamon nose. Orange with a little layer of a head. Soft carbonation. Apple taste- very spicey, peppery taste . a bit flat - long lasting spicey pricking. Honks!

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SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Not bad. Good aroma with a nice memorable flavor that kind of hangs around but not in a bad way. Good stuff.


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