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Icarus - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Per the brewmaster, Greg Hall, "American Barleywine".

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 04-23-2005)
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Thanks Geist, a rarity for sure. A decent little barleywine but I sort of failed to see what was special about it except that there wasn't much of it around, and now even less.

Beer is brownish and hazy with almost no head, at least no serious attempt at one.

Aroma is sweet, raisin, malt, smells like a barleywin.

Beer is sweet and medium in body, hides the alcohol well in a palate of malts and sweetness. The finish is nice, mildly bitter, sweet, nice, good. I enjoyed it but I'm unsure if I would return to it. Other beers like Arctic devil, Perfect Storm, King Henry are amazing beers, this wasn't in their league.

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2005 vintage

The beer is hazy and copper hued with a small, broken head of off white bubbles. The aroma brings butterscotch, oranges, booze, malt, candies, sugar. The flavor is decent, offering everything promised in the aroma. A bit sweet. Present alcohol, though not terribly in your face. Moderately low carbonation. Smooth on the palate. Overall, this was ok.

Huhzubendah, Sep 25, 2012
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Icarus from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.