No longer produced in bottles, Honkers Ale is an English style bitter from USA. I love bitter so I was really looking forward to this one. Let's see what I thought.
It's a beautiful warm amber colour but it has a dirty dishwater coloured head that vanishes within seconds. There was also quite a bit of sediment in the bottle so it needs a careful pour to get a clear ale. I got a bit of sediment in mine so it does have a bit of haze to it and the sediment seems to remain suspended in the liquid which was quite off-putting when drinking.
Rather alarmingly, it has no smell whatsoever. I couldn't detect a whiff of anything and my nose was in full working order. Slightly odd, but on to the taste. Erm...there's not much taste either. It's a little malty perhaps but I'm really pushing it to even say that. It doesn't help that the body is very thin and watery and the bubbles are really harsh despite the flat appearance. It's like drinking slightly malted fizzy water.
It's nothing like a beer never mind an English Bitter and Ale not Be Seeing You again.
Brewed by Goose Island Brewery, Chicago
My Untappd score: 2.5/5