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RATINGS: 1796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Shiny golden amber body, very thin white head. Sweetened caramelly spicy citrus hop aroma, light, along with some wet dog. Same light hop and caramelly flavor, with a lingering grassy finish. A pretty easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2005
a friend told me to try this one a week ago while drinking summint pale ale. I noticed very similar charactieristics and in a blind taste test I’d be stumped. We agreed its definitely as bitter or less so than the summit. Really tasty stuff, floral hops, rich flavor full of flowers, caramel malts, bisquity. anxious to try other gooses

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 On tap: A nice beer that has a great appearence. Amber color. The way some people have described it as a mild finish is dead on, imo. A nice mellow beer, I think it would be perfect for a warm summer day (which it was).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Not quite as hoppy as I would have liked, but still not bad. Amber coloring, with a funny off-white head. Malty aroma, with some citrus mixed in. Flavor is fairly mellow, with a pretty substantial mouthfeel. Run of the mill, but not in a bad way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Heavy on the oranges and melons here--great glowing orange color and a touch of marmalade sugar smell. Mildly carbonated, a hit of retronasal citrus and hay, and distinct sourdough finish. Very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Golden with small quick off white head. Aroma is a musty malt and a bit of a mild hop. Flavor is malty and husky and only with a little hop flavor. Average character and a bit wattery. Not remarkable, simply because it is fairly plain. Tame beer without much complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
The Goose. Copper to amber in color with an off white head. The aroma is not as hoppy as I remember, but there is a nice caramelly malt aroma with a light floral hop in the background. The flavor is plenty bitter, with good balancing malt that is reminiscent of slightly toasted bread and light caramel. The body is good and the finish good. Overall, this is a well made beer, exactly what I expect from Goose Island.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 [bottle from peckhams] pours a light brown colour with a minimal head. Grassy hop, grapefruits, biscuity and an unusual but not unpleasant aroma of tea. light body with a bitter kick in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
Cheers radiomgb for bringing me this from your Chicago run. Nice amber body with a malty/light hop blend aroma. Nice. Flavour is more of the same although I would have liked it to be more asservtive. Medium body and slightly quick in the finish. Enjoyable but not search-it-out noteworthy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (753) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Bottle-Poured a nice hazy amber, fine malty flavor with a soft finish. Does taste more British than APA.


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