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Demolition 1800 Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Demolition 1800 AleDemolition 1800 Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

207 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 207
Hads: 222
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 10-13-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 207 | Hads: 222
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

FOAM series bottle, at the brewery: Well, it was served in a plastic cup, so I can't tell too much about the color. But very hoppy and complex. In fact, its big hoppy taste belies its Belgian-ness. More I could not discern, but I took some more bottles home, so we will definitely revisit this one. (298 characters)

Photo of ngandhi
2.29/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Clark St. Ale House in Chicago, Il. 1.00/4 oz. sample.

Rotten milk nose. Basically hoppy, but uninteresting. No malt character, no hop backbone. Lightly grainy and along the lines of a cream ale; about as wrong as an old ale can be.

Relax, relax.
ng (267 characters)

Photo of Gusler
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears to be hazy amber with a bulky off white head that is spumescent in texture with the lace forming a satin sheet to cover the glass. Malt dominates the nose, sweet and a bit earthy, crisp and fresh a fine smeller this one. Start is thick with malt, sweet and the top moderate to almost full in its feel, finish has a dynamic hop spicy presence, the carbonation light to moderate with the aftertaste droughty and long lasting. It has been over 3 years since I have had a “Goose Island Beer, way to long I’d say. (527 characters)

Photo of Redrover
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at Palmers in La Grange, IL. Beer poured a lovely bronze with just a skimming of foam.

Beer smelled extremely fresh. Clear hops and malt. Bits of fresh bread & pine as well.

Taste is just great. Clear use of quality ingredients. Nice hop bite, but the malts continue to insert influence. Very nuanced beer with a complex flavor profile. Could be the best of the Goose products and I think that says a lot!

Extremely smooth mouthfeel and spot -on carbonation. Drinkability is also high. What a wonderful beer! (540 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted at the 2003 Oregon Brewers Fest. Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied ale. Malts are nutty. Hops are fairly bitter. Hopsa re bitter and slightly floral. Big hop bite. Fairly bitter and slightly alcoholic for a golden ale. Perhaps it a Imperial Golden?, it is 8% ABV with 40 IBUs. Nicely balanced, tasty beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. (429 characters)

Photo of freed
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This year's OBF entrant. Quite an experience.

Nice deep golden, buoyant foamy head. Very pleasing yeast and fruit aromas. Full range of malt flavors, if you pay attention. Fits well with the slightly fruity flavors. It was a very nice beer to finish the day with. (266 characters)

Photo of jackndan
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Demolition: From Goose Island, this is a Belgian strong ale, and is $3.50 a pint at The Map Room in Chicago. Very impressive beer, to say the least. It was a glowing golden color, with minimal head, and very little carbonation, if any. The aroma and taste were exceptionally sweet, with citrus fruits and apples dominating. The beer had a very nice crisp hop bite that balanced the beer very well. Excellent, buy all that you can at $3.50! (445 characters)

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Demolition 1800 Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.