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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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very good

545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 76 | 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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Photo of Keffa
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Live review.

Poured from 12oz bottle into my Old Rasputin nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliant golden yellow which is slightly hazy, nice, 3 finger white head takes several minutes to settle into a small cap, leaves nice lacing at each sip. Nice looking beer.

S: Man, this is nice. The Citra and Saaz fight for the lead. Spicy hop and citrusy hop battle it out in front of a light malt sweetness and a clove-y, powdery Belgian yeast. Faint (and I do mean faint) whiffs of alcohol. Not bad at all.

T: This is damned solid. Sweet, fruity yeast character, a little bit of a spicy hop. Some of that clove-y character from the yeast as well, which I don't care for much, but it doesn't detract from the beer. ABV is very, very well hidden. Only a slight warming on the swallow.

M: Slick, somewhat on the thin side, medium carbonation. Finishes long and sweet.

O: Pretty damned solid. I think the addition of Citra as an aroma component is a good choice, but if they used them late on for flavor additions, I'm not getting them. Still, this is easily one of the better American attempts at a Belgian style that I've had to date, and to be fair, one of the better tripels I've had in a while. Easily recommended.

Keffa, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Jadjunk
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

"We dry hopped our Belgian Style Tripel to balance spicy, tropical American hop flavors with a unique Belgian yeast, giving it a bold, more complex palate." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel with Brewers Gold, Citra and Saaz hops. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on draft. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 51º Fahrenheit.

This beer pours a frothy cream head of a golden white complexion over a very hazy golden amber body with light streams of relaxed carbonation. Retention is very good, lacing is moderate and streaked. Aroma showcases typical elements of the Belgian Tripel, with a peppery spiciness, biscuity, fluffy malt and a slightly fruity, effervescent yeast strain, but the unique spin on this beer is the pronounced hop profile reminiscent of an American IPA with notes of grapefruit, lemongrass and mild tropical fruit. The flavor further develops the Tripel notes, with a solid malt body of biscuit, pale wheat and a pinch of grain meeting the milder peppery, tropical fruit hop profile and finishing with a wash of white pepper, coriander and mellow spicy esters. Despite an aim of balance and an appropriate bitterness, the hop flavor profile doesn't match the bravado of the Tripel body, to my disappointment. The texture is slightly chewy, a touch resinous and spicy with a fevered carbonation forming an assertive mouthfeel. The alcohol presence is modest but discernible as notably common by the style guidelines, however I did not notice any quality issues or unordinary imperfections. It is still very drinkable for a Belgian Tripel. Overall, The Ogden goes a step farther than a Belgian IPA into something a bit more traditional and no doubt higher gravity. Most seasoned palates will notice a pleasing increase in flavor and subtleties, although the hops play a smaller role than I had hoped, and the Triple notes steal the show. Altogether it was enjoyable but a note shy of exceptional. 3.75

Jadjunk, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

cwd, Monday at 10:49 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Razonulzer, Sunday at 11:41 PM
Photo of Gmann
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden straw color with a short dense white head that settled into a light ring.

The aroma is of the Belgian yeast. Light clove, bubblegum, juicyfruit and farmhouse funk. Spot on Belgian notes. A grassy bitterness in the finish.

The taste is a big yeasty blast. Nice clove and bubblegum. A bit of farmhouse. A dry pils malt provides the base for the beer. Some grassy hop bitterness in the finish. A bit sugary sweet but other than that hits the authentic style notes.

The feel is light and crisp. Sharp carbonation. Lightly sweet on the palate with a drying malt and grassy hop. Great balance. ABV well hidden.

Nicely made BPA from Goose. Authentic Belgian notes with an American hoppy twist. Very solid.

Gmann, Sunday at 10:34 PM
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

On tap at Granite State on tap.
Lightly hazy golden color with a minimal head. Fruity earthy spicy with a sweet bready malty sugary base and a hint of alcohol. a bit hoppy for a traditional tripel, but tasty just the same.

johnnnniee, Sunday at 03:52 AM
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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

mattjcrawford, Saturday at 11:17 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%

mrseano, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Great beer. Dangerously deceiving hidden alcohol content. Perfect balance between malt and hopes, with a considerably light flavor and body for what it is. I could drink this everyday, I'm surprised it's not rated higher.

UriaHeep, Nov 10, 2014
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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.