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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

2,955 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,955
Reviews: 1,006
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 156 | 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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Sheepdog2169

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 03:06:01 | More by Sheepdog2169
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-15-2014 03:01:07 | More by _morandi_
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NCleland19


2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

07-15-2014 02:30:41 | More by NCleland19
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Gaddabble

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-15-2014 01:09:09 | More by Gaddabble
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augustwest

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-14-2014 20:23:25 | More by augustwest
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tjkelleyiii


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2014 00:46:12 | More by tjkelleyiii
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-14-2014 00:44:35 | More by randylangford
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Kenneth_J


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-12-2014 20:10:13 | More by Kenneth_J
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-12-2014 14:00:13 | More by threedaggers
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Pattymac

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-11-2014 04:56:41 | More by Pattymac
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VAbrookiechaser

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-11-2014 01:04:16 | More by VAbrookiechaser
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Mikefriedman90

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-10-2014 22:15:59 | More by Mikefriedman90
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Bp123

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-10-2014 18:22:52 | More by Bp123
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primitivepapa

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised at first that this was an ESB (since it's not highlighted in large text on the label). I tend toward more hoppy brews anyhow, especially IPAs, so the bitterness of Honker's Ale was enjoyable to me. Its low ABV, high flavor, and overall drinkability would make it a good "all day" brew. Poured into a glass, it has a fine ruddy color, forms a nice, small head, and smells sweet. I'm definitely going to buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 13:47:37 | More by primitivepapa
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-10-2014 13:37:54 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-10-2014 00:01:49 | More by AlbertVogler
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LouDogg114

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-09-2014 21:12:31 | More by LouDogg114
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dipso123

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-09-2014 17:47:06 | More by dipso123
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-09-2014 06:50:00 | More by jakecattleco
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-09-2014 03:50:17 | More by wesley777
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-09-2014 01:51:06 | More by KAF
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safaricook

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-08-2014 21:23:17 | More by safaricook
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-08-2014 19:28:02 | More by Wally1912
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-08-2014 14:12:19 | More by JeffTheJuice
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,955 ratings.