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RATINGS: 2005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkers Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkers Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youll look forward to time and again.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2000
A damn fine ale (had this on tap). Good body, smooth initial taste, slight hoppy aftertaste, perfect finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2001
Good Chicago beer with a strong taste. Good to have with a meal on a cold night.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2001
One of Goose Islands many fine selections. Nice smooth flavor and plenty of hops round out this ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2003
You know, it really frightens me when I can find something I like this much that comes from that Illnoise place, apart from that cute redhead I met at Summerfest.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Very Nice. Not as Bitter as Kilgubbin Red. Very Smooth very Drinkable. Best of the 4 I've had of Goose Island so far.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2006
English style? Well, not really. This was a lot better than the average sessioner in my pub here in the English Midlands. Clear amber with a small head. The aroma was very special. Just cant put it into words. Less of the sweetness and sourness than a bitter, and a sharper, spicier hop taste. Might get a few more of these.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Rated 6/9/06: Amazing beer from Goose Island, to date they have yet to let me down. Pours a dirty copper color with a medium thick off-white head, ample lacing and good carbonation. The aroma is outstanding containing a slightly mellow blend of flowery hops and lots of malt. The aroma reminds me of a low key IPA. As I sip on a few of these Im amazed at the awesome flavor. The hop characteristic is near perfect. They are very present but not overdone. Strong blend of malts keep me intrigued. The balance is perfect. Full mouthfeel with a great finish and pleasant aftertaste. Fantastic beer, I cant say enough about this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Delicious. Coloring is not that impressive but it provides a nice white head with definite wheat flavors that are not too over powering

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Perfect session ale. Perfect. Packing or lawnmowing beer, maybe not the best in the absolute heat but hey if its summer and you dont have shit to do and you arent drinking this, you are making at least one mistake in your day. Awesome caramel malts balance out smooth hops of the citrus vein. Lightly done in every way, this is a light lower alcohol medium bodied gem. No sacrifice on flavor, but perfect drinkability. And Im sad I just used drinkability to describe a real beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Appearance- This beer poured a nice copper color with a huge white head. Lacing was present throughout. Smell- Wonderful malt aroma with nice hints of hops and sweet caramel. Taste- Nice toasted malty flavors with a caramel sweetness similar to the nose. There is also a nice hoppiness which provides a nice citrus taste to it. Mouthfeel- A medium body with a medium carbonation. Overall- This beer is great!! It could function as a prefect session beer with the great taste and the fairly low ABV. I could drink a lot of these!! Only problem. We cant get this down here in Louisiana. Guess its time to start bugging the local distributor!


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