Gillian - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Dreadnaught33:
District of Columbia
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A heavy price tag for this, it's a very nice beer but maybe not worth the $.
The beer pours a nice solid orange color with a decent head, very hazy it's very opaque. No lacing on my glass.
The smell leads off with strawberry big time but then has a very hearty backbone of citrus, pepper: reminds me of the peppercorns you might get in a Thai dish with the young peppercorns still connected to the 'vine.' The taste follows in some ways but to me has a HUGE grapefruit juice presence in the bitterness and acid which I think is a tangent from the pepper, and also some band aid in the flavor, some vanilla oak notes as well. Tangerine, strawberry cream, slight sweetness. Would not have guessed honey if I didn't read it on the label.
The feel is pretty good, it has a depth and decent amount of carbonation that props up the flavors in the beer nicely, but doesn't make it exceptional. Hope that makes sense.
A nice beer, but maybe $10-15 too expensive depending on how much you pay. Maybe a $18-20 beer to me in the big format bottle.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2013 02:29:10 | More by Dreadnaught33
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