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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,116 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,116
Reviews: 1,020
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 53
Gots: 221 | 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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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, Thursday at 03:50 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Moose90, Wednesday at 08:23 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

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5/5  rDev +36.2%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,116 ratings.