Goose Autumn Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 12-05-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 7
Photo of soulgrowl
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Foamy, misty amber-brown with a bone-clored, smooth head with good retention. The aroma is round and pleasant with notes of maple, soy sauce, cardboard, almond, and oatmeal with a pronounced spice of crisp, wet autumn leaves. Malty and sticky overall, and very resinous. The flavor is soft and light, very malty without a trace of its strength, full of cherry, apple, and pear fruitiness. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and tree leaves complete the autumnal feel. Deliriously smooth and thick, but not too sticky or syrupy. Very good - not the most complex ale out there, but lush and robust and mellow. A fine sipper.

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Blind Tiger.

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention amd decent lacing.

The smell featured a clean malt and a near utilitarian drying hop.

The taste was very well balanced a consisted of a sweet, yet clean hop and a piney hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the neater side of the style.

Overall a tasty and easy drinking ale.

Photo of tedsox31
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Clybourn Brewpub. It was a nice amber color with a light-brown head that lasted throughout my whole drink.

There were two strong scents in the smell, one being hops, and one being malt. It smelled to me more floral than citrus for the hops, and the malt was pretty sweet in my nose.

The taste was pretty sweet from the malt, along with the hops as I swallowed. There wasn't much of an alcoholic presence from what I could tell, despite the ABV being slightly higher than your average beer.

There was a nice full feel to the mouthfeel, rich and creamy. It wasn't a heavy feel, but there was a definite presence to it that I really enjoyed. Some carbonation.

A very drinkable beer. Nothing about it was cloying or overly strong. I could definitely have a few of these in a sitting, and not get tired of the taste. Definitely will be having this again.

Photo of botham
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on tap, poured into a tulip glass at the Clybourn Brewpub. pours a rich amber color with a single finger of light tan head that has decent retention and no lacings.

aroma is light, with mildly fruity notes of banana and a touch of citrus. a bit of clove is in the background, along with a base of wheat malt. not very well balanced.

taste is of light wheat malt up front, with fruity undertones and a mildly tart finish. the profile is curiously un-sweetened, which works against the flavors present.

mouthfeel is tart, with a bitter and dry finish and a base of bittering hops on the palate, which works againt the flavors present.

drinkability is mild at best. the brew has a somewhat flabby profile without any true base, and a profile of flavors that do not work well together. nothing special here.

Photo of Boto
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Clybourn: This one came in a pint glass, even though the menu said it would be served in a tulip. It pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. There was only a little lacing. The aroma was that of earthy hops and some spices. The taste had earthy, biscuity notes as well as some peppery spices. It had a dry finish. Very Nice.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a soft hazel brown body that is pretty opaque with a creamy light tan head that last for most of the beer.

S- The smell of brown malt is strong. Not really toasted or roasted just a soft brown malt. There were some notes of caramel with a slight sweetness in the beginning. The finish had a nice floral and bitter hop nose but it was very soft.

T- This beer had a nice mellow malt taste but as it warmed the slight tangy cider note took over. The hop finish at the end was a nice smooth bitter quality that blended with some alcohol as it warmed.

M- This beer had a medium-full body with some creamy texture to it. I was surprised to notice some alcohol warmth in the finish.

D- This beer was smooth and mild. It wasn't complex but it was well balanced between the brown malt and the hops strengthened by the faint alcohol taste. This would be a good session beer.

Photo of kmpitz2
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Of the three beers in my sampler, this was my least favorite. This one poured a golden amber color wtih 1 finger of head that fell to coat the beer. The nose was a sweet caramel, but not much more. Very little complexity. The flavor was full of fruity esters, like a artificial strawberry flavor. There was a bitter than stuck around on the back of my tongue that was not from the hops. It was a little bit unsettling to me. The feel was moderate, but with a little too much of a carbonation for me. The beer was okay, better than some beers I've had, but definately not the highlite of my trip to Goose Island Wrigleyville.

Goose Autumn Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.