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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,952 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 1,006
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 154 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden sunset color, fruity hop aroma, biscuity malt flavor, soft body.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001)
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Giggy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-19-2013 20:59:22 | More by Giggy
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mmink27

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-19-2013 19:54:25 | More by mmink27
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Tatuchris

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-19-2013 19:30:56 | More by Tatuchris
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear and clean copper. Nearly no carbonation. Spotty lacing. No head retention

Aroma: Citrusy hops with some fruity esters. Maybe apple. Slight caramel malt. Toasty

Taste: Tastes very clean. Some apples and pear in the foreground. Juicy citrus hops in the middle - very mellow, not even slightly assertive. Rounds out with some bready malts

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Slight lingering stickiness. Refreshing

Overall: Pretty good overall. Not much complexity but enough going on. Very sessionable. Good for a change but not an all the time brew for me. Solid nonetheless

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 04:07:51 | More by MistahBeah
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-19-2013 01:27:42 | More by podes
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jfstilling

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-18-2013 19:09:11 | More by jfstilling
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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-18-2013 13:08:22 | More by backbaybrewer
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Rudy

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-18-2013 09:45:40 | More by Rudy
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Mknght

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-16-2013 23:57:22 | More by Mknght
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-16-2013 15:57:41 | More by swinyeju
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-16-2013 15:12:26 | More by wonothesane42
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cosmic-ray

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-16-2013 00:25:41 | More by cosmic-ray
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MarkGutz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-15-2013 23:07:09 | More by MarkGutz
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Amber; medium head; good lacing

Aroma: Light malt; light caramel; light citrus

Taste: Juicy malt on start with a quick, light hit of hops; a little lemon citrus in the mid and a crisp finish that doesn't last long; a little thin overall; not overly complex, but not bad

Remarks: Good session beer

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 13:44:47 | More by IchLiebeBier
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martinproulx15

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

06-15-2013 03:10:58 | More by martinproulx15
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-14-2013 19:05:33 | More by Lanstrum
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beerinNV

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2013 17:20:12 | More by beerinNV
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gtank

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2013 06:18:12 | More by gtank
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-14-2013 01:41:39 | More by bcm75
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-13-2013 22:49:20 | More by doremite
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-13-2013 20:09:23 | More by tfsimpkins
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DCH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-13-2013 02:50:32 | More by DCH
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MPSTARR

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-13-2013 01:55:42 | More by MPSTARR
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lovindahops

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-12-2013 23:29:03 | More by lovindahops
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gleemonger

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-12-2013 23:12:05 | More by gleemonger
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.