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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,940 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,940
Reviews: 1,006
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 149 | 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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BrewMaster

California

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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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,940 ratings.