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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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very good

358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Style Tripel brewed with Citra, Brewers Gold and Saaz hops.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-10-2014)
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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on April 11th, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. One finger of white head that slowly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a solid amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and spicy Belgian style aroma with good hints of citrus fruit. Upfront Belgian yeast with hints of clove, peppers, funk, and coriander. Fruit hints of banana, apple, and pear. Big citrus hop presence with hints of orange, grapefruit, mango, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy hop hints of grass. Pale malt with hints of grains, straw, and cracker. Sweet scent of candied sugar. A nicely juicy aroma that reminds me of a Belgian IPA.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, juicy, and spicy Belgian IPA like taste with big notes of citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with some notes of peppers, clove, coriander, and funk. Fruity notes of banana, green apple, and pear. Big citrus hop presence with notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, and tangerine. Some earthy and floral hops as well with some grass. Soft pale malt with notes of straw, grains, and cracker. Sweet taste of candied sugar as well as some bubblegum notes. A pretty solid hopped up Belgian taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and somewhat prickly. Fairly drying finish. A little booze heat comes through.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Belgian style ale. Good citrus hop presence with the yeast and spices. Very much like an imperial Belgian IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 06:42:47 | More by MattyG85
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4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden pour with lots of carbonation and a big white head. Nice aroma of yeast and spice. Flavor has pepper, spice, yeast and lemon upfront. A really nice combination. Medium bodied and creamy. Light hop and clover flavors in the back end. Finishes dry.

Serving type: bottle

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3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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A- clear pale yellow color with a 2 finger head that is frothy and foamy. spiderweb lacin gon my pint as well.

S- lemongrass with peppery spice. some citrus notes come through as well and the malts are hidden but there.

F- pepper spice with that lemongrass flavor. some earthy grass tones as well.

M- carbonated and medium bodied. the spices linger in the mouth fairly long as well.

O- not a bad Belgian and above average. I would have another.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 22:29:33 | More by Dodo2step
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: Very clear, straw-colored with a tinge of copper to it. The slightest film of bubbles and the smallest collar.

S: Dry, clean smell of freshly cut grass. The characteristic strong Belgian notes, such as the sweetness, fruity esters and malts are quite subtle here and you really have to be looking for them.

T: Super clean here as well, just like the smell. Such a restrained interpretation of this style, that seemingly elevates it. Nice bit of spice from the hops, that aren't very forthcoming in the flavor profile here, but they are noticeable in the slight bitter twang of an aftertaste that lingers. I wouldn't say this is bold, but it is definitely complex. A lot of this seems like it is probably from the "unique Belgian yeast". Actually, going back to it, I get some of the tropical notes they mention.

M: Nice even level of carbonation that is quite smooth, with a nice brush of bubbles.

O: This is an excellent beer and kind of makes me wish I had gotten the whole 4-pack. Not sure how this would age, since everything is so subtle. It makes me wonder if the malts would come out more. They are killing it with these special one-off 4-pack releases. Great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 07:47:42 | More by gillagorilla
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on April 10th 2014

A - Pours out a beautiful hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head that dissipated rather fast(I wish it lasted longer.) Leaves great lacing and legs.

S - Spicy notes like a typical triple, bready, slight citrus, sweet, no alcohol detected.

T - Citrus up front then is switches mid palate on the back end to the typical triple flavor. I also get some of the spicy hops in here which linger on the palate. Has a slight alcohol burn (not bad for 9%).

M - Medium bodied and really soft in the mouth. Very pleasant.

O - This beer seems like a winner with a complex flavor profile like it says on the bottle. I like how it has little to no alcohol in the flavor. Not your typical triple with a twist of citra hops has definitely peeked my interest in this beer. I'm not a huge triple fan but this one has me wanting more. Nice job Goose Island, cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.