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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

3,032 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,032
Reviews: 1,011
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 51
Gots: 180 | 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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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-08-2014 02:04:45 | More by markdrinksbeer
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-08-2014 01:49:20 | More by TerryW
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-07-2014 22:27:33 | More by SkotOgden
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-07-2014 12:21:23 | More by northcoastwolf
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BobbyDigitali

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-07-2014 00:20:59 | More by BobbyDigitali
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JayGlogovsky

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

08-06-2014 22:41:53 | More by JayGlogovsky
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Sheepdog6


3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-06-2014 20:48:31 | More by Sheepdog6
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AleHunter805

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-06-2014 17:31:09 | More by AleHunter805
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-06-2014 14:39:13 | More by maxcoinage
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thufflife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-06-2014 14:08:36 | More by thufflife
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-06-2014 06:25:10 | More by KG710
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cvengeance

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-06-2014 03:05:12 | More by rdoggg
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Nickhagin

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9%

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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-05-2014 23:29:37 | More by jbdpsu82
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-05-2014 22:15:10 | More by blairdils
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%

Sampled back on 8/2/14 while grillin' some steaks and veggies. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a nonick imperial pint glass.

Pours a pretty medium/darker amber in color with about a half of a finger foamy white head that settles down pretty fast to just along the sides of the glass. Really no lacing is seen to speak of. Good carbonation. The aroma has a lot going on with caramel malts, bready yeast, with a hint of citrus, maybe orange. Pretty close to the aroma actually with a hint of spice with some sourness with a slight dry finish. Medium bodied. Different than some other brews. Not bad but not my style of brew for the most part.

08-04-2014 21:13:34 | More by BeerWithMike
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-04-2014 17:22:23 | More by Jack_Frost79
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-04-2014 14:25:11 | More by beerfootfreak
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-01-2014 17:57:25 | More by joegard
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datalager

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

08-01-2014 15:13:10 | More by datalager
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,032 ratings.