Honest burgers so far is one of my favourite chains so I decided to take my girlfriend to taste the new burger of the month and maybe try something new.
How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 7.5/10
Since I’ve started this adventure I’ve started to embrace more and more spicy burgers. The appreciation for them has grown especially when the chilli is well flavoured and isn’t killing my taste buds for the rest of the experience. This was one of those very well balanced burgers that will be enjoyed by any of you hot heads.
The size: Medium
The burger had:
- Beef Patty
- Chilli Cheese
- Jalapeno Relish
- Red Onion
- Hot Sauce
- Brioche Bun
As previously stated in other Honest Burger reviews (Chimichurri, Louisiana) the meet is top notch especially considering it is a burger chain. So no complaints there. The bacon was a nice addition and goes really well with the relish and the chilli.
The Jalapeno relish was for sure the centrepiece of the burger. The taste was very well balanced between sour and chilli. The spiciness wasn’t overwhelming but was balancing out with the rest of the burger. The onions added this light sweetness and complimented the acidity.
Hot sauce was nice and flavourful but couldn’t pick up something specific about it. Maybe I’m not trained enough to recognise the different flavours coming from the spicy sauces. If left only with the relish it was going to be my perfect kind of hot since there were times it was a bit too much.
My main beef (pun intended) with the burger was the cheddar that could be a bit stronger because the fattiness was going to balance out even better.
All and all I think it is a great recipe that might be improved with better quality ingredients and maybe a bit more balance
Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 7/10
So Honest Burgers is a pretty regular looking burger joint. There aren’t many drinks choices but service is great and quick and ales are rotating ones. One thing that kicks ass are the rosemary fries, you get them for free with your burger and they are a very good pallet refresher.
With this burger I any strong ale would suit it great. The burger is punchy in taste so you need something very flavorful to clear your pallet.
I recommend: Fourpure Shape Shifter it is one of the best IPAs I’ve tried in a while it has a distinct taste and it goes great with the burger. I would go with this one with most of the burgers there.
Quirkiness level of the experience? – 7//10
It is a standard burger joint. The rotating burgers and rotating ales does make a difference if you want to try new experiences once a month. As I’ve said the Honest Burger chain is the best from the larger gourmet burger chains.
This one has a higher score mostly because of the burger and its unique flavour. It is not something you taste in every burger and it really plays with your taste buds