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RATINGS: 1758   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (174) - - DEC 15, 2013
Nice copper color when poured with a pillowy head. Slightly bitter with a bit of a fruity aftertaste. Wife liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (174) - - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from missoula, York. Beautiful toasty amber colour and a healthy head. Aroma is orange and a bit of lychee, malts and hops. Taste is mild and crisp. A little too mich carb for me but Very drinkable none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2001
Some very well-balanced micro straight outta the Windy herself

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a good amount of head. As far as pale ales go, it’s fairly average, with some notable malt and hops coming through in aroma and taste. A decent beer but very average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2013
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 doesn’t shine in any single area. Middling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Just like the bottle says, the aroma is of hops and malt. However, there is sort of a sugary note to it as well. A similar effect can be noted with a flavored milk additive like Nestle’s Quik. The head is short lived and sudsy while the brew looks like a mild IPA, amber. It is clear of any floatations. While the taste is nice and smooth, it is lacking of any real character. There is a hoppiness to it, but it is mild. There is a maltiness to it, but again, it is mild. It is sort of a let down from what the aroma promises. The palate is mildly assaulted with carbonation, letting a polite bitterness work its way through. Overall, when a twelver of this goes on sale, it is a tempting choice if all one wants to do is enjoy a few light beers over an evening of drinking. Most of the time, however, I’d rather have something with some attitude.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours a nice golden amber color with a white head and medium lacing. Very little aroma, just a bit of an apple scent and a little malt. Flavor is sour more than bitter with a little aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head that fades to a thin rim fairly quickly. Aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, biscuit, and a little bit of hops. Flavor is similar with a fairly decent balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. I wouldn’ t mind it having a little more hop bite though. Overall, it’s fairly enjoyable and a good starting beer for converting people to craft beers.

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