16th Anniversary ESB - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by silenius:
3.53/5 rDev -10.9%
Beer pours with a frothy tan head with some lacing. Beer is a chilled haze red-brown.
Smell has a spicy note of hops and sweet malt character. Candy apple and brown sugar with a hint of watermelon too!
Hops are restrained in this one and I can taste some watermelon rind in there too. A hint of chocolate and a nutty dryness in the finish. There is an odd slight plastic note in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was dry but the beer went down smooth. Nothing special.
Drinkability is OK. I ordered a hefeweizen next.
06-19-2004 17:51:11 | More by silenius
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3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a deep copper-red color. The taste is malty but there is a sharp, balancing hop bitterness in the finish. This beer maturely expresses the Fuggle hop character; earthy, spicy, and subtly fruity. Overall this has a good mellow flavor to it, though there is a bit too much astringency in the finish.
06-04-2004 00:10:08 | More by Gueuzedude
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
Had this at the Wrigleyville brewpub over the Thanksgiving weekend this year. The beer was poured into a wine glass, about 5-6 ounces, so a good size for a sample. The color is very golden wtih one finger of head with good retention and beautiful lacing as I drank the beer. The nose was a touch peppery and full of sweet grapefruit hops giving it a touch of pineapple character. I didn't know the style when I sampled, but the nose led me to think it was an IPA...I was wrong on that note. The flavor was nice, I thought a bit thin at the time, but I think it works well for an ESB. There was good caramel and grapefruit sweetness with a nice touch of bitter to balance it out, but not too much to get in the way. The feel was moderate, not too thick. Overall good. Drinkability was really good. I really enjoyed this beer, and feel it should be bottled. I think it would go over well.
12-05-2004 14:35:42 | More by kmpitz2
16th Anniversary ESB from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.