Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2.68/5 rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Poured into the Sam Adams Lager glass. After pouring, I noted that the freshness date read 09/08/07, which may reflect the quality of the beer's review.
Appearance: Pours a straw yellow color with very minimal head. Some lacing is left on the glass as I swish it around. When held up to the light, the straw color is accentuated. There appears to be very little carbonation in this beer.
Smell: The smell is faint, but I detect some hints of citrus, along with malts. Nothing complex.
Taste: It starts out with a slightly hoppy bitterness, which has some sweet undertones of citrus and malt. It gives way to a somewhat metallic aftertaste, which lingers a little longer than I'd like it. The beer itself is flat, and lacks carbonation.
Mouthfeel: Thin, flat, and somewhat lifeless. There's nothing exciting about this. I wonder if keeping this in the fridge as long as I did contributed to this.
Drinkability: These are thin and unobtrusive, so it'd be easy to drink a lot. However, as detailed, the experience isn't all that exciting, so I can't imagine quaffing this in large quantities.
I don't remember the other bottles being this bland. As mentioned, it was about two weeks past its freshness date, so that may have played a part. I probably should give this another shot some day, just to be fair.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2007 02:18:15 | More by Romulus141
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