Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Clear, copper to light brown with a thin white head on top. Light carbonation billlows to the top.
Smell: Sweet, malty with a crisp fruit scent and a touch of floral hops.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Very malty and lighty sweet. Clean fruit flavors like strawberry and apple back up a faint hoppy ending. Well balanced maltiness with hops. Clean on the palate with a refreshing feel.
Drinkability: I had 2 pints of this tonight. It makes a great session beer to unwind at the end of the evening. Well balanced and right to the style. This beer doesn't try to do too much. It is tasty and malty as a bitter should be.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2006 04:03:50 | More by BrewMaster
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3.74/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A- Clear amber color with a soapy, quickly dissipating, 1/2 finger head. Not much lacing.
S- Caramel, cracker, bread, a touch of orange, ripe apple, and something that reminds me of fresh hop funk. It seems like there may be some cinnamon in there, too.
T- Mirrors the nose pretty closely, but at times has a nice sour quality that comes through. Big bready, slightly charred aftertaste. Some peppery notes show up as well.
M- Medium light body. Not overly drying.
O- This one was pretty good. Mostly malt driven, but the hop characteristics added nice character. On the lighter side of the spectrum in all categories, but very easy drinking and sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 20:57:36 | More by tmm313
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,940 ratings.