1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Alt - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Alt
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
83
good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark tan color, forward malt aromas with a touch of chocolate, medium malt body and a very clean, crisp finish with a firm hop bitterness

(Beer added by: Viggo on 01-20-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smartassboiler
smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-30-2013 21:15:47 | More by smartassboiler
Photo of AJ01923
AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-27-2013 05:11:53 | More by AJ01923
Photo of bralston345
bralston345

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-01-2013 03:38:38 | More by bralston345
Photo of tschiess
tschiess

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-15-2013 04:05:35 | More by tschiess
Photo of Nightrain
Nightrain

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-20-2013 03:58:06 | More by Nightrain
Photo of gtermi
gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-02-2012 07:49:23 | More by gtermi
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

Served in a stange at the Clybourn brewpub.

Gotta love it when the alts are served in traditional stanges, right? This one pours a clear dark ruby-garnet topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises caramel, toasted rye bread, light cocoa, and a very light smack of dark grass. The taste holds notes of caramel, cocoa powder, dark greens, and very light grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty enjoyable stickem alt, something easily sessioned (so to speak) whilst watching a Bears game or something here.

01-04-2012 23:35:09 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of brandoman63
brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-30-2011 03:32:28 | More by brandoman63
Photo of tjsdomer2
tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: Tons of tan foam cascades off the glass after the pour. Nice swirling look as well. A nice dark brown in color with good carbonation and lacing. While the foam is great, nothing else compares, but Goose Island Alt looks good overall.

Smell: Strong chocolate malt. Very faint, but definitely apparent. Good, not great.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Combination of chocolate malt and sour hops. Everything tastes pretty good, but it's not really exciting. Mouthfeel is nice and balanced though.

Drinkability: The lack of excitement and overall tame nature makes this a solid and easy beer to drink.

Overall: See drinkability.

01-14-2011 01:04:53 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of nkersten
nkersten

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +11%

On tap at the brewery after monthly BA gathering. Poured into pilsner glass, super creamy thick white head with a hazy brownish liquid underneath. Smell is bready and filled with light malts, balanced by euro hops, very grassy. Taste is dry, pale malts, grassy and floral hops, a very smooth beer. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a medium carbonation. A good take on the style, very drinkable after a night of heavier beers.

12-16-2010 21:10:39 | More by nkersten
Photo of robbyc1
robbyc1

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Clear amber great lace nice tight white head
Roasy nutty forward malt earthy
Really smooth roasty malty flavor, finishes balanced and satisfying, big flavor very nice medium body, very solid drinker, this has the hallmarks of a good session beer, not the best alt but a solid drinker.

12-04-2009 00:15:49 | More by robbyc1
Photo of Viggo
Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Served in a big stein, perfect after checking out the hockey game.

Pours a clear copper, medium white head forms, some lace spots on the glass, okay retention, settles to a thin ring around the glass. Smell is sweet, citrus, some smoke, quite malty, bit of floral. Taste is malty, some iron and toffee, wheat, citrus/floral, weak finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation. I've had better altbiers, but I give Goose credit for trying lots of different styles, never had a bad been here.

01-20-2007 20:14:48 | More by Viggo
Alt from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.