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Goose Island Honkers Ale

Goose Island Honkers Ale

Style Brown and Amber Ale
Country American Beers
ABV 4.3%
Serving Temp 6 to 8 °C
Bottle Size 330ml
This English Bitter by way of Chicago is Goose Island's tip-of-the-hat to this classic beer style. A crystal clear amber with some effervescent bubbles, the Honkers Ale's first impression is that of mild English hops aromas, sweet malts and an earthy yeastiness. Perfectly balanced, the floral and spicy hop notes wrap a big bow around the sweet caramel and biscuity malts. Lingering earthy hops are complemented by a decent carbonation. With a creamy body and a moderately dry finish, this beer is still complex enough to be interesting yet is fantastically sessionable.
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Product Reviews

  • Strange one

    Review by Carl

    Both times I have had this drink it has had an adverse impact on me - Perhaps it is just me but, I will be avoiding it going forwards! (Posted on 16/11/2017)

  • American Take on a British Classic

    Review by Evan Almighty

    Interesting how an american brewery can do a traditional bitter better than most uk breweries! Definitely one you can drink a few bottles of, damn good session beer. (Posted on 08/08/2017)

  • Sauce for the Goose

    Review by Mike

    A bit fruity with quite a light body. (Posted on 11/07/2017)

  • Ale

    Review by 0000

    A good solid ale. Would drink again. (Posted on 18/06/2017)

  • Nice

    Review by Stew S

    A nice bitter offering from the USA. A lowish ABV for an American ale makes this non- offensive with a nice taste (Posted on 18/09/2016)

  • Subtle

    Review by Ninja Terrier

    Lots of different tastes fight to get your attention but seem to blend in to each other with no clear winner. I have had much better from the Goose boys before. (Posted on 13/09/2016)

  • Bitter but not too bitter

    Review by Jo

    Can definitely taste the biscuity and caramel influences, a pleasant surprise. Creamy mouthfeel, easy to drink. (Posted on 04/07/2016)

  • Good

    Review by Ben

    A good all rounder. Handy to have in the cupboard in case you have guests or can't decide what you want to drink. (Posted on 08/05/2016)

  • Duck its a Goose

    Review by Mr White

    Nothing special. decent enough beer (Posted on 26/04/2016)

  • Nice enough

    Review by Good head

    Pretty good ale though not the best from Goose Island. (Posted on 20/04/2016)

  • Mr.

    Review by bixmmsae

    20 (Posted on 28/03/2016)

  • HONK!

    Review by Llamaman

    A homage to classic English bitters, this little gem nails the style.
    Fantastic balance, plenty of flavour yet very approachable. (Posted on 17/03/2016)

  • Surprisingly tasty

    Review by Goldy

    A received a free bottle of Honkers Ale in my box of Trappist Ales I'd ordered. Wasn't sure whether I'd like it since I'm not a fan of American beers. I was pleasantly surprised. Very light on the nose. A smooth palate at first slightly fruity, floral. This led to dry palate after a few moments with a hoppy aftertaste. Easy to drink. Would drink again. (Posted on 05/03/2016)

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