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RATINGS: 1693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkerís Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkerís Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youíll look forward to time and again.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
Evaluated up against the BJCP.org #14A. Brilliant clear amber to copper colour with a tan head. Moderate spicy hop Aroma with some maltiness.Medium mouthfeel with some nice sparkling carbonation. The flavor is pleasently hoppy with some nice suttle bitterness at the end. There is a somewhat anonymous malt backbone, but it does support the hops of the beer well. There are some toasted caramel compounds in the flavor and aftertaste. Overall an over averages example of an English Pale Ale. Well brewed and balanced, but lacking a bit in the maltiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TGL0782 (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Appearance- Nice amber hue Aroma- floral hops, caramel sweetness and a little citrus. Taste- pleasant hop crispness upfront with just a little caramel sweetness following. Not much of a finish and the flavor could be a little bolder for my tastes. But still very enjoyable. Mouth-feel- Light bodied. Drink-ability- Easy

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommygunn (1) - marinette, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
l, orange, amber, lightly bitter, light body, lively, bitter, delicious compliment to buffalo wings

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
One of the better beers, although not as good as Sierra Nevada or Boulevard.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
3.23 average. This is crazy. What a great taste, colour, and carbonation. Man I wished I lived in Chicago.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 good beer and not to strong excellant to drink anytime perfect smooth taste CHEERS

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Goose Island Honkerís Ale is a clear, solid amber ale with a soft, creamy, off white whipped fluff of a head that has outstanding retention and lacing. The aroma is fruity, wooden, botanical and dank with a hint of sweetness. Itís medium bodied, smooth and fluffy and the finish is a little gritty. Itís not sweet or dry with nice balance all around. There are flavor notes of wood resin, wild flowers and a green bitterness. This makes for a high quality session ale.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jenweger (3) - USA - JAN 16, 2010 does not count
English style meets APA in almost perfection. Goose Island never disapoints.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On draft at Clybourn goose island brewpub. Wow, this was an excellent APA. The hops and malt was very balanced. Aroma is faint grapefruit, semi sweet, and hoppy. Color is amber. Taste is semi sweet, citrus hops, malty, and caramel taste. Finish is crisp, clean, and not lingering. A must try. A. This would be great with a burger, steak, or pork chops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (430) - - MAR 15, 2012
Clear Dark Orange with a bunch of carbonation going on. Flavor consists of bread, yeasts and slight floral hops, not very complex but it tastes awesome. Feels nice and crisp on the palate. Itís a good beer to drink for any occasion, and sort of like the description says: Youíll look forward it to time and again!


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