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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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87
very good

341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-10-2014 23:38:53 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2014 01:07:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-25-2014 18:56:41 | More by djrn2
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-09-2014 23:08:27 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-09-2014 23:44:01 | More by Texasfan549
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 19:24:25 | More by oberon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2014 04:06:20 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 22:26:42 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2014 21:44:47 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2014 02:35:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.94/5  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...

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 05:33:49 | More by russpowell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2014 02:43:18 | More by jlindros
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-23-2014 15:36:31 | More by SocalKicks
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-07-2014 19:04:09 | More by beernads
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

07-02-2014 23:48:51 | More by weeare138
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-16-2014 22:57:03 | More by ejimhof
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass, just as instructed, no tulip for our hero! Tripel be damned, you shall be slayed again!

Now why for you go do this. In a nonic you have a classic apricot light orange and yellow body, somewhat hazy, and minimal carbonation. A creamy to fluffy bright white head with three fingers easily tops it. Looks ok, but would look better in a tulip, come on...

Mild sense of tropical and American style hops. A little bit of spice. Not much sense of classic tripel yeast fruit esters, or even Belgian sucrose candied action and malts. A bit of sticky yeast sourness as well.

First sip on the palate brings some juicy character. A bit tropical and good thick malt bodied but comes off with little Belgian character. Not much creamy, or malt distinction, it seems a little focused more so on the hop angle.

Tastes like a tripel with American style hops, and doesn't really feel that much Belgian. It's not what I look for in this style but it's a decent brew. The experiment just doesn't really work for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 21:22:38 | More by smakawhat
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-31-2014 23:15:56 | More by Latarnik
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-18-2014 00:23:51 | More by tdm168
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2014 18:00:32 | More by dmorgan310
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2014 01:13:19 | More by scruffwhor
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-20-2014 17:24:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled April 25, 2014.

It pours a hazy orange yellow with a one finger head of foam.

The smell is fruity, with a light aroma of clove and banana, a bit of a bubblegum, and some citrus?

Wow, lots of assorted flavours here. Ya have your tripel stalwarts like clove, banana, some bubblegum, then ya have your hop factor of citrus but more of a grassy bitterness. Ahh..the label, tough to read, does say this is dry hopped...

Very nice mouthfeel, perhaps a wee bit too much carbo if I'm going to make any complaint.

Simply put, I like.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 16:18:41 | More by Bitterbill
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a golden color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy head. Good lacing.

S: A somewhat underplayed aroma of yeast, fruit, and malt.

T: Tasted of light fruit (lots of citrus), yeast, malt, and a grassy quality. It's this last ingredient that kind of throws the flavor out of whack. There's a thinness at some points in this beer. Could have been better.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very uneven beer that feels halfway done. Not the worst tripel ever, but not high up in the pantheon.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 13:37:18 | More by avalon07
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine white one finger head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mild caramel malt, saison style yeast, coriander and clove, light stone fruit and citrus; classic tripel. Flavor follows, with sweet malt, mildly caramel, light stone fruit, light Belgian spicing, thins out somewhat to finish with a mixture of citrus and stone fruit with a surprising little hop kick to supplement the spicing. Medium bodied with active carbonation. An interesting domestic take on a tripel that seems to use hops to extend and intensify the spiciness of a traditional tripel. The finish is odd, as the spicing and malt seem a bit subdued and the spicing is replaced by the hop bitterness. Enjoyable, but not loses something in the translation. Flavorful enough to cover the rather high ABV. Odd name for a Belgian style; turns out it was named for William Ogden who opened Chicago's first brewery. Still strange, I bet he didn't brew Belgian style beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 03:06:07 | More by LiquidAmber
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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.