En Passant - Goose Island Beer Co.

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WillCarrera on 04-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 7
Photo of tjsdomer2
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Basically looks like a hef or a dark wheat ale. Solid golden with good lacing.

Smell: Sweet apple and lemon. Extremely crisp and refreshing. Good balance too.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tastes exactly how it smells. This is the closest to cider a beer can get in my opinion. A bit thicker than cider, which is nice.

Overall Drinkability: A great crossover beer.

Photo of Sean9689
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap @ Binny's South Loop for the Goose Takeover.

A - Pours a darker reddish/orange color, off-white head.

S - Fruit-forward, light spice, some burnt sugars in there too. The Blood Oranges come through almost like a Grand Marnier type taste.

T - Malty grains, blood orange notes, sweet Grand Marnier-esk notes, oak. Really tastes like some type of craft cocktail almost...but it's a beer. :D Very fruity. Finish is sweet fruits and toasted malts.

M - Medium body (a bit too much for 4.5%), good carbonation, slight sweet finish with some booze.

O - I finished my pour, but really didn't want anymore then that. It's an "okay" Fruit Beer, but I couldn't drink much at all. That day, there were too many other awesome Goose beers to enjoy.

Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Guest tap at the Hay Market. I could not refuse something with blood oranges and it served me right, making it juicy and oh so drinkable. An enjoyable sourness and acceptable earthyness. Appropriate carbonation and middling mouthfeel. A good experience. The Goose is still loose.

Photo of birchstick
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Map Room. Pours orangish color without much of a head. Nose is pure orange with some marmalade and a touch of cereal malts. Sweet fruits upfront move to a bit of a spicy rye. A blast of orange comes in at the back and really dominates the palate. Mouth is carbonated and medium bodied. Overall, intereting concept and well executed. Recommended if you can find it.

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this ale on tap at the Tap House Grill in Westmont. It was a tapping of the new Goose Island Fulton & Woods series, called En Passant. I met two of the three brewers/brewsters responsible for this unique ale.

Taste- Complex, rye grains, tangy, semi sweet, blood orange citrus notes, hint of Bourbon and bitters.
Color- Dark Amber
Clarity- Unfiltered/semi opaque
Scent - Complex semi sweet unique nose
Body - Medium
Appearance - Delicate tight refined bubbled head that produce some nice Belgian lace.

I'm not yet sure if I like blood oranges quite, but there was that old fashioned cocktail feel to this ale.
good show mates

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Goose Island signature glass at the VH WhirlyBall.

Didn't think I'd encounter this little number when we shambled our way into WB tonight. Good nightcap for a Hawks victory. It pours a cloudy russet-amber-sienna topped by a half-finger of cream-tan foam. The nose comprises orange peel, ruby red grapefruit rind, light toasted biscuit, and a touch of toffee. It works as a sorta fruity mild at this point. The taste starts off with a small blast of mild blood orange, already swimming in a brine of caramel, followed by a bready, slightly toffee-y layer, which then leads into a combination hard water (think English ale-style mineral-ed water) and very light grassy hops. After the initial shock of blood orange, the mild-ness sets back in, and everything behaves accordingly. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, I think this was a nice little experiment of sorts, but I don't think the citrus did this thing any favors. Without it, it would have been a pretty tasty mild; with it, it's a strangely fruity FrankenMild. Still not bad, just not as good as I think it could have been...

Photo of WillCarrera
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Goose Island Clybourne, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy red-copper color, topped with a finger of creamy and thick beige head.

S- Wow, definitely getting the blood oranges, lots of orange aroma and rind, also picking up some bready malts in the back.

T- Nice mix of blood orange fruitiness, bitter rind, and bready malts. A bit of spice from the rye.

M- Medium to light body, slightly thin, creamy feel.

O- An interesting beer, very drinkable and refreshing, cool idea to use blood oranges in a beer, it's almost too bad that this came out now because it would really be perfect for a hot day in July.

En Passant from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.