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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

3,459 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,459
Reviews: 1,050
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 66
Gots: 411 | FT: 1
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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They call this a brew in the style of an English Bitter. Having had many pints of bitter across many pubs in the south and middle of England, I don't think it compares. For me, it's a bit too malty to be considered a pint of bitter. It's not a bad beer by any means but I find it more like a brown ale than anything else. And since I'm a true IPA guy this beer left me disappointed.

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12oz bottle served at Field's in the Wisconsin Dells. Poured into an unlabeled glass today, 1/19/2014.

Pours a clear medium amber-mahogany body with a nice 1cm white head that holds for a bit, but recedes quickly. Some lacing as the beer goes down.

Smells- orange peel, marmalade, biscuits, bread, caramel. More of the marmalade than others.

Flavour- crisp orange peel with bread and caramel, bitter floral finish.

Thinner bodied yet not watery. Solid carbonation, crisp and not too dry but loses quite a bit of it as it warms up.

Good English bitter, easy to session. Perfect for what it is and what they advertise it to be.

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,459 ratings.