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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

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 104
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: artoolemomo on 01-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Has a very grapey, winey nose. The hops are very faint. The beer pours brilliant amber under a thin white head that quickly vanishes to nothing. The beer has legs but it is not hot or solventy. The grapes are upfront on the palate with light grains far in the background. A hint of diacetyl arises shortly after the entrance but it quickly fades to berry. The beer finishes tart with a light hop accent and some traces of oak. The beer is pettilant – just barely carbonated, with a slightly above medium body. The bottle says you can age this for 5 years. At one it tastes a little old and flat. (597 characters)

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Clear golden-straw. The head is alka-seltzer fizzy and completely dissolves just as fast as it was raised.

Smells vinous. Sweet and white grapes. Light hop bitterness. A little bit of phenols.

The white grapes/muscat is very present, giving it a sparkling sweet white wine feel but also some over-ripe banana.

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I liked it very much and it tastes exactly as I though it would. (414 characters)

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Class Of '88 Belgian-style Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.