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Class Of '88 Belgian-style Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Class Of '88 Belgian-style AleClass Of '88 Belgian-style Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 01-25-2014)
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765mL into a tulip. Opens with a pathetic pft and pours a clear golden copper color, but the head barely builds to anything and within a minute of the pour it lies still as glass. There's carbonation, but this is a disappointing looking beer.

Aroma is both floral and vinous, sweet and vaguely tart.

Taste is brightly sweet and sour; crisp. Green apples, white wine, pear juice, lemons, pale malt. Just a touch of boozy warmth hits the throat. Despite its inauspicious beginnings, I actually like this beer quite a lot. And the high ABV is extremely well disguised.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and round. The lack of carbonation doesn't detract too much; in fact it's just a touch prickly.

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A: Bright orange, absolutely no head, which is laudable in its own right, and equal lacing. Not much carbonation either; a few weak streams were present for a while but are gone now. It's the least lively beer I've ever seen (save the vibrant color), to my amusement.

S: The opposite of the appearance. Decent sour character, with cherries, grapes, and strawberry notes. Funky yeast on the fringes. Embracing and assertive.

T: Same as the nose. The intensity of the sourness is moderate; it will scare off people who don't like sours, but I wouldn't mind it upped a little. I get surprising, but still minor, appearance of hops and malt on the finish, decently well integrated into the rest of the profile but kind of a detour. A little watery.

M: Light, slightly syrupy, tiny carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: A damn good beer. Can't fault it for anything for hardly anything based on the style, only on my personal preferences.

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Class Of '88 Belgian-style Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.