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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Honker's AleHonker's Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,119 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,119
Reviews: 1,021
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 53
Gots: 223 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Druid_51, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

andyhonig, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

cdmillard, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Brew_42
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear copper with a thin white head.

Smells malty with a little it of fruitiness

Tastes malty and some caramel sweetness. A little bit of bitterness in the after taste. Not much going on.

Mouthfeel-Light bodied and kind of flat. Not the most pleasant mouthfeel.

Overall- This beer is just ok. The flavor is decent but the mouthfeel is not .

Brew_42, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

IrishKevin, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

addiwilliams, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

mpgillett, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mpalestino, Aug 05, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed my first Goose Island Honkers ale. Another beer that I received in a store made variety pack, I figured it would be a good one to try before trying some of their seasonals. I poured the beer into a standard ale glass and the appearance was similar to Samuel Adams Boston Lager - it has a nice, amber color with a slight orange tint. The beer isn't too heavy when tasted but also doesn't lose it's taste quickly either. My overall experience with the beer was very good - it's great to have at dinner with just about anything, a BBQ, or even just while you're watching tv. Enjoy.

Eando35, Aug 05, 2013
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,119 ratings.