Goose Island Honker's Ale

Goose Island Beer Co

USA

Has the taste of an English ale except that there's a spicy hoppiness to it that gives it a slightly fruity taste. Particularly if you drink it out of a bottle. Apparently it's been rated "one of the best beers in Chicago", and it is good. I'd have to drink more of it to know if I'd call it great. But I probably wouldn't.

Reviewed: June 07, 2003

Rating: 6/10

Chicago is the perfect beer city. Ask me to name 3 things about Chicago, and beer will be in the list. However, it's usually blue-collar beers like Old Style. You can picture linebacker Brian Urlacher out on the town with an Old Style, kicking back and having fun. However, now that he's hooked up with socialite hotty Paris Hilton, he'll have to upgrade. For that, I recommend this beer. Most of you will be reminded of a pale ale, such as Sierra Nevada, which is a good thing. Flowery aroma and taste, hoppy presence, and a little sour lemon-like taste too...which is exactly what Urlacher will be thinking about while Miss Hilton is going down on him in a limo on the way to a fine Chicago eatery (i.e., a hot dog stand).

Reviewed: February 27, 2004

Rating: 7/10

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