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The Alsatian - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The Alsatian
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 20
Avg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States | website

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde | 8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Yellow ochre color, blood orange aroma, spice and white wine flavor, medium-rich body.
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 20
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Clybourn
A-Slighty hazy. Golden in color. White ringing of foam.
S-Orange fruity aroma. Floral. Spicy. Banana.
T-Sweet with phenolic flavors. A bit of sourness.
M-A bit of a long peppery finish. A touch bitter.
O-A very delicate beer for 8.4% ABV. Heavy on the spice but it is a saison. Pretty solid.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

The Pre-Gold Box Excursion continues with this "French saison". It pours a lightly-hazy brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises musty orange zest, cracked wheat, French bread, and coriander. The taste brings in more of the same, with a brighter and stronger contingent of orange (possibly blood?), some black pepper, and some spicy Chardonnay grapes. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice little BdG/saison, something I could easily see drinking again.

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The Alsatian from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.