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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

3,384 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,384
Reviews: 1,037
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 65
Gots: 346 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

Golden sunset color, fruity hop aroma, biscuity malt flavor, soft body.
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Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of torwart68
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer...malty and refreshing

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zomdust
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadwow13
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_encinitan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keystone
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: clear amber gold ale with a few fingers of head, center-poured into a pint; lotsa lace down the glass

S: mild pine and resin hop, sweet fresh breads and biscuit grains

T: toasty and sweet, very mild, soft sweetness, vague suggestions of nut and wood

M: light, slick, smooth, faint bitterness, toasty finish

O: a very enjoyable and drinkable ale - mild in all regards, but flavorful and fresh.

Photo of daveosf
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JodyPowers
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johna2534
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paulieblaze
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a must try very anyone who likes a good ale.

Photo of andrew8626
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pbechtel
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jared326
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lamb
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MustyDusty
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a fastly dissipating half finger-ed head. Light can be seen rising.
The smell had a light bready / burnt toffee, burnt caramel to it but didn't seem to be that strong.
The taste was basically the same. There's no aftertaste nor finish.
The mouthfeel had a fairly decent light body to it. Slight ccreaminess rolls over my tongue.
Overall, as an English Bitter this one works. For me, eh, unsure if I could drink a lot of this. I'd say it could definitely go with food.

Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,384 ratings.