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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,113 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,113
Reviews: 1,020
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 53
Gots: 217 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden sunset color, fruity hop aroma, biscuity malt flavor, soft body.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001)
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Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Bottled on 10.07.13.
Poured into a tumbler on 12.30.13.

A: See through red/amber. Looks very carbonated.

S: Pine, citrus. Smells like an APA.

T: Pine, malty.

M: Crisp. Lots of carbonation. Maybe too much.

O: This didn't seem complex. It was easy to drink, but boring.

WAbeerfiend, Yesterday at 02:50 AM
Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Moose90, Wednesday at 07:23 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Robloc303, Monday at 06:34 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

reebtaerG, Monday at 04:27 PM
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4/5  rDev +9%

jlux21, Monday at 01:41 PM
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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%

Gobblegon, Monday at 04:37 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Washuffizi98, Monday at 02:56 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Nichols33, Monday at 02:47 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

agribbs, Sunday at 08:38 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sebas, Sunday at 07:38 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

HopsHopenstein, Sunday at 12:33 AM
Photo of WillWillows
4/5  rDev +9%

I love bitter and cut my beer teeth in England. I find this to be as good a bitter as I got in many places there and better than others I have had here. I am a cellar temperature beer fan because freezing cold beer ruins the taste. I let this one sit for a couple of minutes after the pour into a dimpled mug and felt right at home mate. Sitting in Banbury at the Dog and Gun.

WillWillows, Saturday at 06:07 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Seabass1964, Saturday at 02:31 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Basoos1, Saturday at 05:23 AM
Photo of wellspj2002
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Drank some Honkers draft beer for the first time at a Baltimore baseball game and it
was excellent. Hot dog was good too.

I would of liked it in a chilled mug.....but it was served in a plastic cup....so that's why I
rated it a 4.5 instead of a 5.

wellspj2002, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

BeccaH, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

erwityk, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Dayankees5, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

seakayak, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

joe12pk, Sep 10, 2014
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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,113 ratings.