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The Ogden - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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very good

474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
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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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.

Bitterbill, Jun 14, 2014
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Goose island has a number of great beers on draft and in the bottle. The Ogden is a great Belgium triple. It has a slight spice/tropical taste that is very unique. It's 9%ABV and is a great summer beer. If you like Belgium beers I highly suggest you try this great beer.

Vinccentw17, Jun 11, 2014
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A- Pours a light gold with maybe a half inch of head. A decent ring of lace remains after the head dissipates.

S- There's a good amount of hop aroma here, which isn't surprising since the bottle states that the beer is dry-hopped with citra. A citrusy, orange juice-like character is the dominant smell here. There is, however, a nice bubblegum aroma backing the hops to let you know that this is a Belgian-style beer.

T- Sweet honey and juicy fruit hit the palate first and then segue into some big citrus juice flavors. A little of the bubblegum comes through on the finish, along with a light bitterness. It's nice, but it doesn't taste a whole lot like a traditional tripel.

M- Medium-bodied and kind of syrupy, but there's enough peppy carbonation to keep it from being too heavy.

O- It's a good beer. I like the flavor; the hops and Belgian yeast work well together. However, I don't know how it works as a tripel, as the bottle claims it to be. It doesn't really fall into a good category, though, because the hops aren't really strong enough for it to be a Belgian IPA either. I've never been a real stickler for categories, so I can't ding it too much, especially when I enjoy it.

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The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.