Christmas Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
3.91/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served in a pint, vintage 2012 bottle poured 09/24/2013.
Appearance: Dark cloudy copper brown with sediments in the body (morse than likely due to the age of the beer). Head is a slightly orange tinted white head that rose to maybe 1/4" at best.
Smell: caramel scent comes off light.
Taste: Sweet pecan type of feel with a light spiciness to it. Has caramel feel that is not had at all. Light yeast and malts, complex.
Mouth: Medium to heavy a bit on the body. Very sticky if you ask me which comes to a surprise consider most brown ales.
Overall: First time I'm having this and Goose Island comes once again delivers nothing but gems. It's a tad sweet for some, I think it's just right. When I catch the next batch I will be sure to grab them fresh. Salud!
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2013 02:57:06 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, vintage 2012, with bottled on date 09/19/2012 printed on the back label, so this beer is approaching it's second birthday. Acquired a single bottle of this from the local beer store for $2.99.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - It pours a thick murky caramel colored body with about one finger of tan foam head. Leaves some nice thin lacing behind. Looks very nice.
S - The smell comes across like how I expected - warming holiday spice rack notes - nutmeg, thyme, other unidentifiable herbals, caramel, brown bread, brown sugar, and candied dark fruits. An average yet pleasant aroma for the style.
T - Taste follows the nose - creamy caramel / toffee / taffy apples, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, and some mild spice rack notes in the vain of nutmeg and thyme and such. Very delicious.
M - The feel is smooth and creamy, lightly sticky / syrupy on the finish. Medium full bodied; semi-thick, but it is to be expected. Very easy drinking for the semi-high abv.
Overall, a delicious Christmas ale that has held up well. Absolutely delicious caramel and taffy forward at this point; I would love to put a few more bottles of this away to see how it fares. I look forward to future vintages of this.
Goose Island Christmas Ale 2012 ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 19:04:07 | More by mfnmbvp
Christmas Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,235 ratings.