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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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BA SCORE
87
very good

649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 107 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian Style Tripel brewed with Citra, Brewers Gold and Saaz hops.

35 IBU
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Ratings: 649 | Reviews: 94
Photo of Burt
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JerodH
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DLS168
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeTurner
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken early Fall 2014.

12 oz brown bottle with a beautiful golden label. Artwork is actually quite nice. Back label specifies to enjoy The Ogden in a Nonic style pint glass and though I've never seen a brewer recommend a belgian style ale in a Nonic I gave it a go anyway. Poured into my Goose Island nonic pint glass.

A - straw golden yellow with hints of light orange. Clouded and belgian style funkiness to the body. Head pours nice in the Nonic pint and leaves very good stick.

S - bready malts and an belgo style yeast. Sweet banana with clove spice. Maybe a hint of juicy peach as it warms with a hint of alcohol booze and more belgian spices. A very American take, but still a solid aroma.

T - flavor wasn't quite as lovely as the nose, but the same notes applied. A nice belgian style yeast paired with breaded malt. Sweet fruitiness with black pepper and clove spices.

M - medium bodied and pretty drinkable given its size. A decent texture but lacks the thickness for me personally. It's there just not enough of it. But still a nice mouthfeel.

O - A very good take on this Belgian style. Not the best, but Goose Island has taken and tweaked it to their style. Something I'd definitely go with again.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateF90
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hippieflip
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weldchecker
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcapture
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep gold producing 3 fingers of fluffy, moderately lasting, white head that leaves scattered stings & motes of lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast funk that damn sure suggest Brettanomyces; doughy pale malts, banana, peach, clove & a little alcohol. Taste is similar to the nose but more boozy with a juicy, sweet start & middle, becoming peppery & finishing with slight hop bite & transitioning to a dry, lightly bitter & astringent aftertaste. In the finish there is a thin phenolic quality, something akin to acetone & Band-aides. Alcohol becomes more noticeable as the brew warms & definitely adds to the spice & bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, wet & juicy up front, slightly prickly with a somewhat dry & drawing aftertaste.

Photo of billybob
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cincy_Brew
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slack
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw to golden in color. Big citrus on the nose...grapefruit is prominent with hops in the background. Taste is mildly sweet with carbonation followed by a light body consisting of citrus, cloves, and hops. Finish is smooth with a slight hoppy aftertaste. The alcohol is surprisingly hidden. Overall very refreshing.

Photo of s35keith
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fruity nose – not big. Pours brilliant gold under a 1” foam cap that perches up over the rim. Has a citrusy, orange, grape melon palate lightly sweetened by caramel with a hint of bubble gum. Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of mjwellman
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger white head that stays forever leaving a good lace. Crystal clear pale straw color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Fruity Belgian yeast nose and flavor is citrus, sweet Belgian yeast and hints of spices. High ABV is hidden. $4.35 for a 12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH

Photo of IBUQT
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalebDouglas
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.