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Gillian - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 43
Gots: 165 | FT: 29
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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750ml foiled and capped bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a frothy 2 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear, dark goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little stick. Average.

Big strawberry notes in conjunction with oak, hay, froth and a lingering background of spices. Mellow but clean with some nice notes that come through.

Opens sweet strawberry and funk. Hay, oak, wood, plastic and cobwebs. Sweet and tart red fruit throughout. Spicy and funky end with an accented tart and peppery finish. Same aftertaste. This is pretty good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down aggressive and bubbly. Finishes accented with a slightly filmy and lingering aftertaste. Excellent.

Another very impressive beer from Goose Island. Their wild offerings are getting close to rivaling their legendary stouts... which is really saying something. Certainly worth a try.

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S-Strawberries but not that much, more of a faint note. Some tartness, slight grapes and honey.

T-Starts with strawberry and tartness. The strawberry isn't overly sweet or domination or artificial which was nice to see. Then honey and a tad bit of spice from the pepper. Slight grapes but not much oak.

M-Light with nice carbonation and crisp.

O-A good beer, one of the better strawberry ones. But for the price tag not worth a second try.

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Gillian from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.