Honker's Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
84
good
3,897 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
Ratings:
3,897
Reviews:
1,120
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
738
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Every time I've had this beer it's been served too cold and it is over carbonated for the style, but if you let it warm up to the proper temp for a bitter it's better than you might imagine. Thinner on malt and yeast esters than I'd prefer but not bad.

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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 3,897 ratings.
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