Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Truro, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Heligan Honey Ale is a light refreshing bitter, pale amber in colour with distinct hoppy overtones and the subtle addition of real Cornish honey.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9637) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Skinners has terrible goofy labels that are a distraction. Orange-kissed gold, average off white head that is quick to fade. Reedy malts with a touch of sweetness, finishing with low stemmy bitterness. Not awful. But is that really a compliment?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Golden brown, moderate white head; desperately poor label design; cereal malt aroma; taste is a short kick of honey, then a strange herbal twigginess takes over; very short finish; poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3398) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Chris. Amber with a white head. Quite a sweet and fruity beer. Some floral notes and honey, but not in an overpowering way. Citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Bottle on holiday in Cornwall. Shit label, didnt feel the beer at all. Dark gold amber with a thin slightly off white head. Aroma of honey, floral hops. Flavour more sweet honey, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a clear yellow with reasonable white head. aroma is slightly sweet...must be the honey. perhaps a hint of honey comb? nice taste. again, sweet. smooth, hoppy, caramel and honey perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (2005) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
500 ml bottle. Mostly clear orange copper, off-white foam fades. Mild fruity sweet malt aroma. Not too sweet malt taste, some honey flavor and lightly bitter floral citrus hops. Low carbonation and light bodied. Sours a bit towards a light bitter citrus finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 11, 2013
No bitterness. Flavour mostly of malt and honey. Pretty sweet. Thin body. Mouthfeel smooth and oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 27, 2013
Red amber ale. Smells of yeasty bread. Hint of honey and a malty taste with hops following up at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bit of honey. Skinners make me want to go back to that place with the tapas place that is always full so we end up in the New York style joint that serves great burgers and Skinners in frosted glasses when it is warm outside and you want to go surfing but you havent got a board and the nearest youve ever come to surfing is skateboarding and watching Point Break and enjoying the cameo by Anthony Kiedis and that other DVD about big waves that makes you go woah and say things like radical and awesome and other things like that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6828) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2016

Jan 2013 - Room temp bottle. The honey flavour is v rich and rounded, not too sweet at all. Similar to maple syrup. It really does complement and add something to the malty flavour. Almost no bitterness in this beer. Very easy drinking, and the rich honey flavour is nice. Good. (3.7)

Aug 2016 - Bottle shared at Chrisos Sunday Shindig. Thanks! Aroma is honey, caramel biscuit, stroopwafel . Taste is biscuity, caramel, honey. No doubt my previous rating was a bit naive, but I still think this is quite good. (3.4)

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