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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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87
very good

632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 103 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas and flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

On-tap at Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and doesn't have any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Moderate aromas of spicy yeast are present in the nose along with notes of fruit.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts up with some spiciness but then transitions to having some notes of tropical fruits. Some hints of candi sugar are also noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tripel is well balanced between the flavors of spicy yeast and tropical fruit hops.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of oberon
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a large tulip glass a hazed honey tinged golden with a nice blooming head that leaves some broken chunks behind as it settles very slowly.Alot overripe tropical fruitiness in the nose along with some subtle phenol yeasty spice,some light leafiness is detected as well.Spiced phenols upfront on the palate along the tropical fruits but more subtle than in the aromas,not overly sweet but to me it's pretty sweet for the style,there is a decent drying leafiness in the finish.Just a little sharp in the mouth but not anything overly annoying.Not bad,I like the tropical fruit element,it's close to being great,as is it's pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 8/22/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts, Belgian yeast, some hops and some alcohol.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus, caramel and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is significant for the style but a bit subdued and comes through in the finish. There is also a touch of alcohol and a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer but there are better choices in the style.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a bready and yeasty tripel with a lot of each going on with minor booze and fruit. A bit hearty and thick. A pretty nice tripel. Amazing what American breweries are putting out these days (even though they may have had some international help on this one).

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Interesting, new Belgian style from GI, wonder how it will fit in with their others in the list.

Pours a smaller fizzy head covering that at least sticks around for a decent time, little lacing, mosly clear slight hazy very small sediment golden blond pilsner color.

Nose is quite interesting, a nice Belgian golden aroma with some golden malts, sweet candy malts and candi syrup, mild perfumey phenols and a little bit of esters too, mild green apple notes, mild grainy malt, hint of booze, typical nice Belgian tripel, but then some nice hops kick in, lighter overall, but nice, hint of tropical fruit almost mango like, touch of citrus and just a touch of banana too.

Taste starts with more semi sweet malts, a little grainy and toasty blond malt, even a bit of a toasted wheat character but not much, into a little syrupy sticky candi sugar note, and sweetness but not too sweet. That leads right into a slightly fusel booze note, hot warming booze, with a little tingle, and some phenols, and a little appley esters, hint of spices and banana too. Then into hops, a mild grassy note, a little earthy like, mild citrus and just a touch of a tropical like fruity note but not much as it's mostly drowned by the sweeter malts and booze. Finish dries a bit, and turns a bit sticky, but hot booze follows through, as well as a little bitterness, mild spices this time, a little banana and apple esters, plenty of bitter tannic like phenols and grassy hops too, all lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, plenty of warming tingly booze, lighter but decent enough carb.

Overall not bad, def hits the spot when I'm craving a nice Belgian tripel with all the nice phenols, esters, semi sweet candi sugar and sweetness around, big beer. It brings some interesting hops, but wish the came out a lot more as they're drowned by the more dominating booze and sweet characters. Speaking of which, booze was way too hot for 9%, it drinks like a 12%. Otherwise, a pretty decent beer.

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a goblet, review from notes.

The color is beautiful golden with pristine clarity and snowy white head with microbead carbonation that is visible rising at a moderate pace with a film of lace left sticking. The smell is slightly sweet with a mild vegetal aroma and subtle toasted grain with gentle grain odor and light hint of phenolic yeast aromatics. The feel is great with mild sweetness on entry with mild grain in feel and moderate carbonation with slight spice in the middle and light alcohol with mild bitterness as it finishes semi-dry.

The taste has pretty nice layers of malt sweetness with yeast spice and mild candy-sugar with herbal hop flavor interspersed with light alcohol and yeast flavor is dry toward the finish. Overall I consider this a good tripel I would definitely say it is one of the better American examples of the style.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent peach with 2+ fingers of eggshell colored head. Stellar lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Green appleskin, pears & a little pineapple

T: Green appleskins & pears & a little dirt & pineapple up front. Honey crisp apples, boozey pineapple & a touch of green banana as this warms & a little grassiness & a little grapefruit rind. Finishes with pineapple & limeyness, some dirty/phenolic notes

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

Pretty good, really starts to open as this warms, drinks easy. Goose Island seems keep cranking out good stuff despite their deal with satan...

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 4/10/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, cracker, bread, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus hops, and pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of lemon, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, banana, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, cracker, bread, candi sugar, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, apricot, banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is great, Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.