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:
#32,387
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled back on 8/2/14 while grillin' some steaks and veggies. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a nonick imperial pint glass.

Pours a pretty medium/darker amber in color with about a half of a finger foamy white head that settles down pretty fast to just along the sides of the glass. Really no lacing is seen to speak of. Good carbonation. The aroma has a lot going on with caramel malts, bready yeast, with a hint of citrus, maybe orange. Pretty close to the aroma actually with a hint of spice with some sourness with a slight dry finish. Medium bodied. Different than some other brews. Not bad but not my style of brew for the most part.

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This is a truly outstanding beer!!!

The pour out of a fresh bottle is nice, deep amber colour. The nose is great: malt, yeast, biscuit, bread, a little hops. The taste is indicative of the smell, with more of a hops expression. Mouthfeel is perfect, not too thin, not too fizzy.

I really like this, and am glad I tried it. This is the kind of beer I would want to drink all day!

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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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