Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by grs8313:
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Had both pints and bottles of this beer on a recent trip to Chicago, I reviewed the pints from the tap.
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color, with a nice white head that stays for a while. Nice lacing as the beer recedes in the glass.
Smell: Malts at first and then a hop scented finish.
Taste: Sweet malts and caramel that are both balanced out nicly by a hop flavor.
Mouthfeel: Dry and light in the mouth, this beer does not dominate in any way, which keeps the palate from being wrecked.
Drinkability: This beer is incredibly drinkable. An absolute session beer that holds its quality and uniqueness pint after pint. You can easily drink this one all night... believe me.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2008 01:53:25 | More by grs8313
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.
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