From Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago Illinois comes their “Honkers Ale”. The Canadian batches are being contract brewed across Canada keeping the beer fresher. The beer pours an amber colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of sweet fruits, bready and what malts, toffee and some grassy hops. The flavour is of bread, wheat, biscuit, toffee, nuts, orange peel, fruit and a leafy hops with little bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.3% with an IBU of 30 making this a great beer to session. Weirdly enough I prefer the bottled version of this beer over tap versions I have had. I could see this being a great beer to sip on a patio for hours.
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.
Food Pairing as per brewery: Burgers, Fish and Chips, Camembert, English Cheddar.
Once again my Goose Island beer arrived in an amazing package. I removed all the straw filling before I left my work as it got everywhere last time so the photos show an altered packaging but you get the idea!