Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by thegodfather2701:
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours a nice copper with a thick off-white head that dissipates slowly. Not much lacing.
S-Citrus and caramel malt was about all I got out of it.
T-Similar to the nose with citrus hops up front followed by some caramel malt and finished with a nutty flavor. It tasted similar to another beer I've had before, but couldn't quite place it. It is a smooth beer for sure and its nearly perfectly balanced with the hops just having a slight edge. It really reminded me of a brown or amber ale.
M-Nicely carbonated but nicely balanced. Its not too thick which makes this a great session ale.
D-Very drinkable given its good flavor, somewhat light body, and low abv.
Overall, this is a pretty good beer. Not something I would buy often, but a great beer to introduce non-craft drinking friends to the realm of craft beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2013 21:38:16 | More by thegodfather2701
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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 2,933 ratings.