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Gillian - Goose Island Beer Co.

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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 44
Gots: 163 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kurmaraja, Sep 04, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%

From 08/29/14 notes. Found this on the shelf in Manahawkin, NJ for $17.99 that morning. Date on the bottle is 11/Sept/13, 750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one inch of off white head that leaves quickly, and high carbonation evident. Lots of fresh strawberries, sweet dark fruity malts, white wine, oak, and citrus. Taste is tart with more berries and sour vinegar notes. Light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation , dry finish.

Overall a good beer. Not my favorite of the GI sours but a lot of good strawberries and lots of sourness in the taste. Worth checking out for sure, would have it again.

mdfb79, Sep 02, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

MNBeerGeek, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

enelson, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of joeseppy
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a cloudy gold resembling apricot flesh. Aggressive pour give way to racy carbonation that quickly loses any retention.

First aromas of spice candy, a chinese sweet sour, and mild yeast. Lemon zesty and berry esters.

Taste yields more of the same. Cane sugar sweetness with overripe strawberries. As I'm listening to Richard "Groove" Holmes, funk comes to mind. Squeeze of lemon and peppery spice in the back.

I would say more of a medium bodied brew due to the heavier sugars, IMO. Scant carbonation and quenching.

This was a past Xmas gift to me I finally tapped into. This turns out to be more of a lambic than a saison for me. A little heavy on the sugar and malt. Would not purchase but would always accept as a gift.

joeseppy, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

KAF, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.

Big ups to VDubb and his brother for sharing this pricey lady with a penniless vagabond such as myself. This stuff pours a hazy sunset gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises mildly-tart berries, Belgian yeast, light black pepper, lemon zest, light white wine grapes (Pinot Gris in this case), and a touch of grassy hay. The taste brings in more of the same, with the sweetness of the yeast and berries mixing with some tartness from berries, apple, lemon, and stonefruits, followed by a layer or three of Belgian yeast and spices. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty fruited saison, nothing earth-shattering, to be honest, and certainly nowhere near worth the price, but it is decidedly enjoyable.

TMoney2591, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.52/5  rDev +9.4%

GregDuB65, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kelp, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

fthegiants, Aug 24, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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Gillian from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.