Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.06/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12oz : tulip
Clear, amber orange with a foamy, creamy off white head and spotty lacing.
BIscuity, malty base, with some floral hop accents.
Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.
A decent beer, easy drinking with the expected flavor profiles, but nothing particularly intriguing though.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2013 08:29:46 | More by vkv822
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served from a 12 ounce long neck bottle into a Shaker pint glass. "Bottled On" date of March 20, 2013 (reviewed in June 2013). The label mentions that the beer contains wheat. A moderate pour produces about one inch of a creamy, off-white head, which is quite sticky and hangs around for awhile. The color is copper with some yellowish-brown, rather like amber. A very nice looking brew.
I can actually detect an aroma of biscuity malt and mild floral hops. Not much hoppiness on the tongue, however, but just enough to balance- it goes well with the style. Otherwise I taste some biscuity malt, a fairly full fruitiness suggestive of....something....peach pits?...but, that's not it exactly....I think a bit of taste from the wheat, although it doesn't taste like a wheat beer at all. Pretty clean and crisp, with just a bit of bittersweet aftertaste. Nice creamy mouthfeel as a result of the froth, which still hangs around nicely.
A very easy drinking beer, but it doesn't exactly evoke an English pub- I think of something a bit sweeter, with more of an earthy bitterness. Still, very worthy of a try. Quite sessionable at only 4.2 percent. I bought a six pack of this for $7.49. The regular price is $9.99, which is too high IMHO.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2013 01:35:47 | More by archyquaffer
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,899 ratings.