Monday, March 15, 2010

Episode 9: Honker's Ale, Goose Island Beer Company

March 15, 2010
Review #9

Brewery: Goose Island Beer Company
Beer: English Bitter
Beersperts: Scott B, Joby J, Adam H
Beerspert Panel Rating: 6.7
Available: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, more TBD

Notes from the brewery:
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.

ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 30
CAL (12oz.):  

Scott B
A pretty nondescript beer.  Has a really good lasting flavor.  It doesn't stand out to me. An even tase something you can drink 10 or 12 of.
Rating: 6

Joby J
The aroma reminds me of an IPA, but it drinks smooth not too hoppy.  Pretty entertaining, well balanced.
More then meets the eye when you first taste it.  Starts strong, ends smooth.
Rating: 7

Adam H
Smooth flavor, sweet caramel at first, nice bitterness at the end. Intriguing, a different flavor characteristic.
Rating: 7


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