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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

3,415 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,415
Reviews: 1,044
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 64
Gots: 379 | 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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer is amber brown color with a small light brown head.
Aroma: Light malty, slightly hoppy.
Flavor: Light malty, smooth taste with a slight hoppy finish, medium light bodied.
Overall: A good smooth medium-light bodied beer, with a slight hoppy finish. Very drinkable

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: A nice amber color with an off-white head about 1-1/5 fingers tall that dissipates but leaves a bit of lace on the glass.

S: Smells of citrusy hops, malt and caramel.

T: Tastes of citrus and then of bread. It's a bit floral and bitter at the finish.

M: Nicely carbonated and crisp.

O: This is one of Goose Islands better brews and lucky for me (being from Chicago) you can find it at many places nowadays. A great session ale in my opinion.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Copper shade, with a fair amount of foam and noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Caramel, earthy grains, and floral hops.

Taste: Earthy grains, floral hops, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, dry and crisp. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Good beer. An ESB with decent balance and nice flavor, this one surprised me. I wouldn’t mind an occasional six-pack.

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,415 ratings.