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RATINGS: 2057   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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unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber color, khaki foam. Citrus hops in the aroma, sweet caramel malts. Tastes dry, rich malt character, biscuit, caramel, pale, toasted grains. Bitterness adds perfectly sessionable balance to the beer. A very well done Bitter Ale. Finished with earthy malt tones, mild hop. Bittered for Americans.(3718)

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ordybill (1759) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- a crystal clear light copper color with a medium white head. Aroma- full of malt with some fruit in the background. Taste- a really good blend of caramel and malt with hops giving it a nice full flavor. Another really good offering from Goose Island.

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One2remeber (247) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottled 05.11.15 Deep amber, tan/orangish hue. Firm, off-white head, lacey. A bit of chlorine/salts from low malt/hops/yeast presence. A lot more mild, (new world vs old world). Expected fruity esters. Malt forward, yet mild crisp, crystal malt, moderate-low strength. Fresh baked bread, toasty. Orange/lemon. Shampoo/perfumy (honey/vanilla type esters). Chewy body, surprising for lack of caramel type flavors there are present. Moderately high bitterness with a tinge on the side of the palate. Extremely drinkable. Spot on for an AM interpretation of an English Best Bitter.

4
euniceradio (538) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Beautiful deep amber pour (almost expecting a Jurassic Park mosquito inside). Great thick beige head. Aroma faint of caramel and bread. Taste is wonderfully balanced with fruity/spicy hops and smooth caramel malts. Perfect bittersweet smooth drinkability for a rich session ale at 4.3 ABV.

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markwrushing (1) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice color. Malty and biscuit notes in the smell that carry over to the taste as well. Enjoyable beer.

4
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Out of a can. Aroma is herbal, piney, with a little citrus. Nice rich amber hue with lacing as I drink. Caramel sweetness and typical English hops flavor that is faint with some pine and minimal citrus. Soft dry bitterness on the palate.

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OLIVIA2016 (1) - CHINA - JUL 7, 2016 does not count
This beer shows a typical British best bitter profile. Medium malt flavor, a hint of toast flavor, with a dry finish.smooth mouthfeel, not high alcohol, a pretty good drinkability,

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DavyK (135) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
Great example of an American amber. They say ’English bitter’ but its a malty-amber hit that segues into a crisp, hoppy finish that I think defines it.


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