Mild Winter - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
This is a mild with a nice layered malt profile, notes of roast, light coffee, and a touch of chocolate. Hop flavor is low but present in a lightly earthy style. Overall bitterness may be just a touch high for the style, but is still low overall. Leaning towards the dry side with a few nicely placed sweet notes. I especially like the malts, which let a textured variety show, and different levels of toast and roast are evident at different points in the flavor. Nicely mingled.
The mouthfeel seems over carbonated and thin due to this not being served on cask, but I can't blame Goose Island for that, because if this was only a cask beer (as most of the original style was) than I wouldn't be drinking while sitting on my couch right now.
Conclusion: I have only had two American bottled versions of this style (most of the examples of this style have been on cask in England) and this one is the winner hands down. Not up to par the real stuff on cask, but a great bottled offering. Now if they could make it bottle conditioned and tone down the carbonation, this would be even better!
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2013 00:27:43 | More by allforbetterbeer
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