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Alt - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
81
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 7.46%
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)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

smartassboiler, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

AJ01923, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

bralston345, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

tschiess, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nightrain, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

gtermi, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TMoney2591, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

tjsdomer2, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of nkersten
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

nkersten, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of robbyc1
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

robbyc1, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of Viggo
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Viggo, Jan 20, 2007
Alt from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.