Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
4.43/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
Chances are, you've had a beer like this before, but you shouldn't mind having another. Under a big, lovely creamy head, we have here a simple, balanced ale with a light, smooth, and lively character that borders on lager territory. Nose is ripe with classic British ale esters, a dusting of spicy hop, and a whiff of crystal caramel goodness. Taste brings more of the same but hops play a suprisinly forward role. Kind of like a maltier version of Sam Adams Boston Lager. This is a bit over carbed to be true to style I think but still very drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
08-04-2006 08:21:08 | More by JudgeRoughneck
More User Reviews:
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 2,935 ratings.