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Gillian - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 55
Gots: 174 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-12-2011

Gillian - Saison with Strawberry, Honey, and White Pepper

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Ratings: 554 | Reviews: 65
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3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bnoise11
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brianito
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zomdust
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emottram
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tharper178
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gaesori
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 7Sport
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.35/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyAloysius
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewski09
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage poured into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter - bottled 1219 @ 12DEC13

A - hazy orange pour with a light, effervescent head that hangs around for a little while. Hazier as the dregs get into the pour.

S - WOW. the white pepper and strawberries (expected them to be all but gone at this point because they fade so quickly) dominate with tart barrel in the background. Much better than from the keg during migration week!

T - The strawberries and sour funk dominate here with some mild barreling (I can't tell what kind of barrel it is but i'd guess pinot grigio or some other white wine) with the white pepper balancing the act on the back end. No booziness at all and a slight sweetness.

M - slightly high carbonation but appropriate for the style and description. This keeps the beer light despite the residual sugars I'm tasting.

O - I really like this beer and am a bit surprised at how much from the initial tasting. I'm thinking the beer is better front he bottle. I'm also pretty surprised that the strawberry is so strong.

This is my first review in some time. Happy to be back at it.

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srandycarter
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Murky wheat appearance, not much head, not much lace.

S - Wild fresh and tart.

T - Big tart fruitiness, fresh and clean.

M - Medium body, good carb and balance.

D - A very easy to dink beer, despite the ABV.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

765 ml bottle, 2013 edition, bottled on 12SEP13. I've had this sitting around a while now, and figured I might as well get around to drinking it. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about a half inch white head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is fruity and tart, the brew smells like strawberry, white wine, lemon peel, oak, hay, and a bit of peppery spice. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some green apple, funk, lime and some honey. There's a good amount of tartness, but also some sweet fruitiness too (mostly strawberry). Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. The 9.5% ABV is well hidden! Overall I liked this brew, and thought it got better the longer I drank it. However, with the $26.99 a bottle pricing I don't think I'd buy it again at that price. Still, it was nice to try this once.

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Gillian from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.