Mild Winter - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into 16 oz. nonic glass. Dark golden brown with a finger of beige head and good retention. Nice lacing sticking throughout the glass.
Smells of roasted malts, bready, and spices. Is that rye? Nice surprise. Somewhat raisiny. Light earthy hoppiness in the background.
Caramel and bready malts. Definitely a big hit of rye - and that's not a bad thing. Slight touch of nuttiness. Light bitterness at the end adding a nice touch of balance.
Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Reasonably soft but with a nice dry bitter/spicy finish.
I like it. This is NOT a mild by any stretch of the imagination; I have no idea who would label it as such. The carbonation is far too high and the flavor is more of a well-hopped brown ale with rye. It's not a bad beer by any means. Actually, I'm disappointed I only picked up one in a mixed six-pack; it would be an excellent session beer for a cold Minnesota fall night like this.
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2012 02:16:18 | More by Phocion
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