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Gillian - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

511 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 48
Gots: 172 | FT: 31
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:
Gillian - Saison with Strawberry, Honey, and White Pepper

Alias of Scully:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 1549/61122 

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-12-2011)
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djmichaelk, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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Photchkiss, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Preluderl, Jun 11, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Odd beer. Advertises itself as a "Belgian farmhouse," which I take to be a saison. It is not. It is closer to a lambic. Sour taste, artificial strawberry sweet, very little carbonation for a saison. Loses its head immediately after poor. No funk, ABV too high. Color nice, tho. I'll not buy again.

Astathedog, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

acurtis, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Luweezy, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

rollom, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

RayOhioFelton, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

pmorris71, Feb 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

yourefragile, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

BRami127, Sep 17, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy yellow with gold and orange highlights. A very acidic fizzy carbontion, somewhat boring but very to style.

There's a lot of citrus aromas. Strawberry dominates but the citric notes bring out hints of orange, pineapple, and passion fruit.

I'm not a big fan of strawberry, but thankfully the mix of light pepper, strong acidic notes, and a relatively minimalist malt bill keeps this pretty exciting.

Sour yet carbonated well enough to keep it interest. The 9.5% is very hard to notice.

Two major flaws with this beer. The price is high. The bottle is annoyingly large. I hope this is a beer that's WELL distributed otherwise opening this means 10 others aren't going to get it, really who makes a damn 765 ml sour? Put it in an 11.2 oz bottle or something!

bobhits, Nov 05, 2013
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jegross2, Oct 29, 2013
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Gillian from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.