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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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87
very good

475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 56 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sammy, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

djrn2, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Texasfan549, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Knapp85, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

oberon, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

emerge077, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

largadeer, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev -4.7%

TheManiacalOne, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.89/5  rDev +1%
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).

RblWthACoz, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nickfl, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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...

russpowell, May 11, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

Slatetank, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

jlindros, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MarkyMOD, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

beernads, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

weeare138, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ejimhof, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

BARFLYB, Aug 18, 2014
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.

superspak, Aug 22, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

smakawhat, May 26, 2014
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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.