lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Purchased a six pack of bottles. Pours amber red. Light palate, yet quite flavorful. Very drinkable beer, will buy again.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good for what it is, Honkerís Ale is a pleasing choice for when Iím really not sure what to drink: Head back to what got me in to craft beer and have something nice and simple with just a little character. A light spicy hop mixes with some bread and funk to create a subtle aroma. The taste was a nice, smooth malt tone with notes of light fruit, biscuit, yeast and soft carbonation. Good session beer.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is dark yellowish brown with very little head. The aroma is sweet like a mixture of honey, flowers, lemon and orange. The flavor is fairly sweet as well, but kind of watery tasting without a whole lot of carbonation (might just be the tap) . There is a malty flavor with a bit of orange and lemon. Not much hops.
Nightsky (175) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice frothy head, clear golden color. Little aroma, very light. Has a crisp light flavor, I was expecting it to be a bit stronger but I enjoy this. More of a late lunch beer. It's palate has almost an abrupt finish.
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foyle (174) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-- pours a cream colored 1/2" head that recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is amber/copper and mostly clear with abundant carbonation bubbles streaming.
Aroma-- very malty -- smells of slight cinnamon and a moist dough, such as a warm muffin from the oven, a peppery hop spice is also evident.
Mouthfeel-- mostly light, watery, and refreshing. Has a somewhat lager like mouthfeel with a dry finish, although there is some of the fluffiness which should be present in the English Bitter style.
Flavor-- well balanced, hops are in the background and subservient to the malt. Flavors include a peppery and earthy hop spice, a rich bready malt (again like a fresh warm muffin, or a fresh whole wheat bread). There is some caramel and just a hint of cinnamon. This beer is not overly sweet and the aftertaste has a lingering citrus rind bitterness.
Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bread, biscuit, toffee aromas. Wonderfully clear with a nice toasty thin head. Toffee with hints of biscuit and grainy/grassy malt, touches of carmel. Stiff bitterness forms a solid backbone and lingering bitterness with lingering finish. Nice semi-soft mouthfeel, should be slightly softer. Overall hits the notes a classic english bitter should, but doesnít shine in any single area. Middling.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a good amount of head. As far as pale ales go, itís fairly average, with some notable malt and hops coming through in aroma and taste. A decent beer but very average.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some very well-balanced micro straight outta the Windy herself
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a decent white head. aroma is fruity and sweet. smooth taste, citrus, floral, and well balanced between sweetness and bitterness, but its a bit thin.