Honker's Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

Honker's AleHonker's Ale
BA SCORE
50.6%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 3,920 ratings
Honker's AleHonker's Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden sunset color, fruity hop aroma, biscuity malt flavor, soft body.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,408
Reviews:
1,126
Ratings:
3,920
Liked:
1,985
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
742
Trade:
0
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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Goose Island Beer Company's Honkers Ale.

4.3% alc. 473ml can.

Nice off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving some nice glass lacing that only gets better as the beer is enjoyed.

The colour is copper and the smell is a combination of fruitiness and malt.

The taste is predominantly malt flavoured with some subtle hop bitterness.

The beer is medium bodied and the finish is dry.

This is a really nice product. If you enjoy ales it's worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drunk straight from a 12 oz longneck. Aroma is of sweet caramel malts and warm fruits. Tastes mostly malty sweet, bringing in some fruity hoppiness. Carbonation medium-high, with a fairly light body, clean. Not much aftertaste.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The look is the best part of this beer a clear tea looking beer with almost no head. Nothing stands out in the smell or taste but It is smooth going down. While not a lot of flavor still better than Budweiser but at 4.3% it leaves a lot to be desired.

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear copper amber color with a pretty good frothy off-white head that stands for a while before subsiding to some bubble sheet covering the surface and leaving mild lacing on the glass-side.

The aroma is so malty providing notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some roasted barley, dough, cereal, and burnt bread. Hop lends its mild fruity note to mingle.

The taste is just like the aroma with the harmony of malt ranging from caramel, toffee, brown sugar, some roasted barley, dough, cereal, to burnt bread. Hop brings in some mild fruitiness while there is also some bitterness mostly from roasted malt and partially from hop.

The body is medium with semi-smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation through the palate. The feeling is quite alright to cater all the things. Finish is rather dry.

Sessionable brew with lots of malt in displaying plus with some hop to top it up, an English Bitter that is very true to the style.

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Photo of feuematt
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer that looks great in a glass. The taste is bready malts and some subtle fruitiness..very tasty and smooth....in my book this is a winner!!

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4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 50.6% out of 100 with 3,920 ratings
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