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Brettanomite - Goose Island Beer Co.

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 62
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Final addition to Goose Island's 25th Anniversary Bottle Series, a sour, barrel-aged wheat beer. Aged 13 months.

(Beer added by: Flabbyjandro on 11-16-2013)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stevedore:
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%

A- hazy darker yellow body, two finger white head with good retention, effervescent and fluffy. Rings of lacing.

S- lemon, citrus, sweet Belgian candied sugar, mild funk

F- on the sweet side. Candied sugar sweetness, lemony acidity about 5/10, musty hay, dry funkiness, citrusy tartness separate from the acidity. Again, on the sweet side.

M- medium body, good carbonation, easy drinking wild that isn't too sour although it is quite a bit sweeter than I expected.

O- very similar to the other GI sours in that this is on the sweet side of the style but the acidity and tartness are more on spot here than in the others. Pretty good.

04-27-2014 17:38:33 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%

A - Hazy golden yellow with a small white head to it

S- Good balance of funk and tartness. Light farmhouse funk to it with tart lemon and light white vinegar

T - Up front there is light lemon and sweettarts. Then, there is a mild and not overpowering barnyard funk to it. Light grassy presence. Finish is farmhouse saison with light vinegar tartness

M - Light carbonation with a slight mustiness. Finish is slightly dry

O - Nice wild from Goose that really highlights the light mustiness and farmhouse aspects that Brett can bring balanced with some light tartness

12-24-2013 19:05:26 | More by jeonseh
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%

A: Golden with a little haze.

S: Funk, barnyard, tart lemons and citrus.

T: Wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. I could drink glass after glass of this and not get tired of it. The wheat aspect adds a really soft aftertaste after the initial punch of tart and funky goodness. Very smooth and extremely delicious.

M: Very nicely carbonated, not too heavy and just perfect.

O: I love sour, brett beers and this was fantastic. Nick has really impressed me with this last two releases and was happily surprised at how awesome this beer was. Just an awesome sour, citrus bomb. Hope they stash a couple kegs for surprise tappings later down the road.

11-16-2013 16:39:04 | More by CLCardinal84
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Rizdac

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-16-2013 16:40:10 | More by Rizdac
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

04-10-2014 01:42:56 | More by weonfire
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-01-2014 23:31:59 | More by AlexChillton
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Chip_K

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-05-2014 16:47:36 | More by Chip_K
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-30-2013 16:01:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -18.1%

750 mL bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Small white head. Settles out quickly. Looks rather lifeless after a while.

Smell - Sourdough, citrus, oak. Vanilla. Bourbon barrel? I think that's bourbon. A bit of acidity there, too.

Taste - Sharper tang to it. Grainy wheat. Sourdough flavor again. Citrus. Lots of vanilla. Acetic sourness in the back. Earthy finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Moderate sourness. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Very interesting beer. Some aspects I don't like are a little intense.

02-11-2014 03:00:18 | More by Alieniloquium
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HereforBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-15-2013 01:28:12 | More by HereforBeer
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incubuscience

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

06-15-2014 02:12:40 | More by incubuscience
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Nrcost2

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-23-2013 12:49:19 | More by Nrcost2
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dtomes

New York

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-05-2014 00:54:46 | More by dtomes
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nollie77

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-14-2014 02:31:12 | More by nollie77
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-02-2014 03:06:41 | More by Brewzma
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-04-2014 23:55:34 | More by Drucifer
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junior30

Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +9.6%

Enjoyed in a tulip glass.

Appearance - Hot damn is this a fine looking beer. Fantastic gold hue, super clean and clear

Smell - Loved the smell of this. Great citrus aroma that stings nostrils.

Taste - I really enjoyed this one. Super tart forward, nice oaky finish. Great citrus notes. To steal a phrase from FFF, "a wheat [flavor] that doesn't suck."

Mouth - Maybe a tad over carbonated. With this kinda of style though, it kind of works.

Over - A fantastic beer. I liked this one a lot. Hopefully I'll be able to find it again on draft.

12-11-2013 20:21:21 | More by junior30
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ravot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-16-2013 20:17:45 | More by ravot
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

11-23-2013 15:50:24 | More by Thorpe429
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.4%

04-16-2014 03:21:17 | More by funkyaudio
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powz87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

02-01-2014 06:13:44 | More by powz87
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williamsgodfrey

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-18-2013 13:27:43 | More by williamsgodfrey
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PerHops

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-08-2014 20:43:54 | More by PerHops
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-02-2013 21:01:02 | More by avschmitt
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1jstafan

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-06-2014 17:22:34 | More by 1jstafan
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Brettanomite from Goose Island Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.