Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
3.31/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with a date code clearly printed on the label (this beer is 5 1/2 months old) into a pint glass and got 1/2 finger of head.
A: Pours a medium amber color. I get 1/2 finger of head that dissipates quickly to cover just the area around the glass. Very little lacing.
S: Smell of biscuit, caramel malt, and very slight hop.
T: Mostly a malt flavor with a bitter finish.
M: Nicely carbonated and it goes down good. Thinner than I would expect.
O: Not my favorite ale but then again it is an English Bitter and I didn't know that when I purchased it. So it is what it is. If it was a pale ale, like I thought it was, I would have rated it differently and lower in everything than appearance. I feel that I was actually generous being that there was little to no head and not much lacing. I would have one again but I wouldn't go out of my way to have one.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 02:21:42 | More by JohnnyJam
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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 2,942 ratings.