Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,321 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,321
Reviews: 1,030
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 60
Gots: 294 | 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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4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a must try very anyone who likes a good ale.

Photo of andrew8626
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pbechtel
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jared326
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lamb
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MustyDusty
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a fastly dissipating half finger-ed head. Light can be seen rising.
The smell had a light bready / burnt toffee, burnt caramel to it but didn't seem to be that strong.
The taste was basically the same. There's no aftertaste nor finish.
The mouthfeel had a fairly decent light body to it. Slight ccreaminess rolls over my tongue.
Overall, as an English Bitter this one works. For me, eh, unsure if I could drink a lot of this. I'd say it could definitely go with food.

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2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Great looking beer bit somewhat lacking in aroma and taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,321 ratings.