Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Standard amber color. I'm mainly surprised at the amount of lacing this retains: a thick ring around almost the whole circumference of the glass.
Smell: Little hops here, little malt there: not too noteworthy.
Taste: It is bitter like the style implies. However, the hops are balanced with malt in such a way that is enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: I'm waiting for a sting on the finish from the bitterness that never comes. Very smooth! Pretty highly carbonated.
Drinkability: Seems to be pretty high for an English bitter, especially at 4.2%.
Notes: This review comes with very little experience with English bitters. Bitterness ain't exactly my cup of meat, but this beer was still smooth and pleasant. I've noticed that I view other beers from Goose Island similar to my interpretation of this one: they are usally solid examples of the style, but nothing to get excited about. I've been meaning to try one of their limtied-batch offerings, such as Bourbon County Stout, Matilda, or Pere Jacques, to see if they can push past mediocrity to excellence.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 20:31:28 | More by Josievan
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