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RATINGS: 1875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Bottled. Once in a while I gotta remember to have one of these as reminder of “how it all started” in this area. The Goose’s flagship beer is one of those that can start anybody on the road to good beer appreciation. An appealing orangey pour with a good head. Caramel roasty malts, and a floral/bitter hop character that only insinuates itself after a few sips. Toward the bottom of the glass, it even took on a bit of IPA character. Wonderful fruity ale taste.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skatanarchy (141) - - AUG 3, 2015
구스아일랜드 브루 - 홍커스 에일 4.3% ABV 프루티한 홉아로마에 포커싱이 맞춰진 편하게 마실수 있는 에일. 평범한 것 같아도 케릭터가 오롯이 도드라져 지금 현재 가장 대중적인 에일 붐의 한편을 대변한다. 대중적 라인의 제품군이 대중 취향과 가격에 맞춰 하향 평준화 하는 뻔한길을 답습하지 않고 각각의 센스를 부여하는 점이 참 맘에든다. 현재는 안호이저-부시- 매각되었다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (120) - - AUG 2, 2015
Straightforward beer that's heavier than I recall but still so drinkable. Great for a game where you want flavor but there's nothing special at the game. Straightforward esb. I'd like it more if Goose Island weren't sell outs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aletcm (151) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 1, 2015
Cor bronze com espuma de pouca formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo, cítrico e biscoito. No sabor, caramelo no início, seguido de médio amargor com final seco e com amargor persistente. Boa bitter ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (235) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
33cl bottle - Poured orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma - fruit/grass from hops.. Taste - medium bitterness,bread/cereal. Good approximation of an English bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
triplehopped (53) - - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a clean amber with a small, slight off white head; light lacing. Aroma is of fruity hops. Semi medium bitterness. Light to medium body, crisp on the tongue, slightly dry and bitter finish. Overall, a pleasant ale, nothing groundbreaking but an all around solid choice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
(355 ml) In jug pint . an american take on the quintessential uk style bitter ... bitters are always more flavoursome and interesting warm and from the cask . orange shade of liquid with just a subtle creamy white head.malty nose -bready , a little citrus hops .subtle strawberry . dranks with a rich bready malt texture and dry hoppy grapefruit mix. . quit legit to an esb such as london pride but as mentioned -this style is better cask.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stoned99 (507) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
341ml Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: caramel, citrus, herbacy. App: cloudy almost clear amber with medium off white frothy head. Taste and palate: medium body, light texture,medium carbonation, watery, tiny disappointing bitter and dry finish. Overall: not impressed. Lacking in bitterness, watery, body too thin. Could be a good pairing beer but alone, it?s quite boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (687) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap. Pours a copper colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral, a bit citrusy. Taste is fruits, herbal, hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1146) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Bière cuivrée, limpide, peu mousseuse. Nez légèrement floral sur un lit discret de caramel. En bouche, des houblons mi-fruités mi-herbacés s’échangent les politesses sur le plancher de danse. Un peu de biscuit en périphérie. Rien ne dépasse de la trame. Les temps sont comptés et la cadence ne sombre pas dans la démesure. C’est pas mal ce à quoi je m’attends d’une Bitter. C’est un peu mince, sans être aqueux. Je l’ai essayée en fût et en bouteille et le produit est très similaire dans les deux cas (c’est positif).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuchessOfIowa (51) - Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Out of a can. Aroma is herbal, piney, with a little citrus. Nice rich amber hue with lacing as I drink. Caramel sweetness and typical English hops flavor that is faint with some pine and minimal citrus. Soft dry bitterness on the palate.


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