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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,899 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,899
Reviews: 1,005
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 47
Gots: 131 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-10-2013 02:26:53 | More by billbeers
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-10-2013 01:36:02 | More by Skelton
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2013 20:29:05 | More by naturallight1
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2013 17:04:42 | More by kynap55
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ryand14

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2013 14:10:00 | More by ryand14
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Satsuma

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-09-2013 00:58:09 | More by dertyd
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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rpjordan

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

06-08-2013 01:41:30 | More by rpjordan
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2013 14:16:24 | More by DeutschesBier
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-07-2013 00:50:06 | More by majorbase2
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dasunder

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-06-2013 21:30:32 | More by dasunder
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-06-2013 12:43:08 | More by POTABLE83
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-06-2013 05:22:39 | More by cjs61679
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-05-2013 09:01:42 | More by beernads
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-05-2013 00:03:32 | More by hilgart1
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vkv822

Oregon

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
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-04-2013 03:38:40 | More by bmoney
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archyquaffer

Montana

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

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Wisconsin

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 2,899 ratings.