Two More Weeks - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 18.84%
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

When we set out to make Two More Weeks our dream was to bring you our version of a straight Belgian-style lambic beer. We have been aging this beer since May of 2012 in some of the best wine barrels in our warehouse. The name's an homage to the brewers keeping the marketing and sales folks at bay while the biology and chemistry of the beer did it's thing.
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three drafts at Revel Room, served in a tall stemmed flute.
This was described as a wild ale mimicking a Belgian-style Lambic by the brewers.

Hazy golden color, thin layer of frothy white foam on the surface, flecks of spotty foam in the glass. When backlit there were champagne streamers of carbonation visible.

Aroma was minimally funky, light urea and acidic sharpness, there was also a slight buttery diacetyl note but it wasn't distracting.

Tart crabapple and crisp lacto sourness, moderate acidity, some grainy wheat and a generally light crisp feel. Brett Brux was mentioned by the brewer, it seemed subdued, and possibly a later addition. More dryness and oak would have been welcome, there was a slight sharpness and tang of acetic acid as it warmed. Overall it was pretty drinkable, though 3 drafts was my limit. Hopefully there's still a barrel of this aging for blending down the road...

Congrats Dave, Brian, & Andy!

Photo of homebrew311
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is cloudy orange with a thin white head and spotty lacing. Nose stats with a slightly musty acidity, notes of vinegar, tart berries, and bready grain notes. The taste features moderate to high tartness up front which quickly subsides and is overtaken by a graham cracker flavor. The cracker notes come as a surprise, and are paired with notes of wheat and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, some decent flavors, just which the wild in the ale was a little more bold and not taken over by cracker.

Photo of TTAmod
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in the GI flute.

A: Hazy bright golden color. Very little head, although there was a bit of lively bubbles around the outside that stuck around for awhile.

S: Smell is strong musty yeast with a bit of red-type fruit....Pretty standard smell for this type of ale...nothing mind blowing here.

T: Taste was very layered and deep. Started out with your normal brett/lacto sourness. Halfway through, a strong, strong bready malt came in with a bit of phenolic sweetness. Finally, the red wine/barrel taste peeked through near the end. Shadow-like traces of red wine stuck around near the end.

M: Mouthfeel was good. Nice, light body with only moderate carbonation. Good mouthfeel for the style.

O: Not the best wild ale I've had, but it was definitely interesting and deep enough to try again if I ever saw it. Doubt it will ever be bottled, so I was glad to try it.

Photo of PHBoiler
2.52/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this on draft. Pretty light yellow body with a finger width head of tiny bubbles. Really aggressively tart on the nose with lemons and earthy notes. Front taste is pretty darn sour, but the finish is all butter. Nothing but butter after a few drinks. I couldn't finish this. 4 different tasters all said either butter or buttered popcorn jelly belly flavor. If that isn't an off taste, then I'm not sure why that would be the goal.

Had this on draft a second time yesterday at a different location. Bready on the front end and all buttered popcorn on the finish. Confirmed by a room full of folks that appreciate sour beer and wild ales as well. Shouldn't have left the brewery in this state in my opinion.

Photo of MasterSki
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Revel Room, and then again at Jake Melnick's. Served in a tulip.

A - Loads of white foam settles to a collar, but minimal lacing. Transparent golden body.

S - A bizarre mix of urea, dirty, sulfurous funk, buttery Chardonnay, and crackery malt. Not a ton of wood, but a fair bit of vinous quality to this. There's some mild lactic elements too. Evocative of the generic wild strains available from Wyeast that are used in umpteen American wild ales.

T - The taste is similarly buttery, but with a popcorn flavor rather than a cracker one. The dirtier funk flavors are more restrained, which is a positive. Some vinous and lactic acidity is present, with a touch of lemon and underripe peach. The buttery character dissipates as it warms up, but it never totally vanishes.

M - The texture is quite dry, and the finish quite clean and crisp. Medium bodied, with zesty carbonation. Seems a bit heftier than the listed 5.3% actually. Doesn't get overly acidic.

D - Not very impressed. Seems like a brewery's first attempt at an American Wild rather than a product from a well-respected sour producer like Goose Island. The running joke was that it still needs Two More Weeks; to be fair I think it improved a bit between early September and late November as the dirtier elements weren't as present.

Photo of mjohnson17
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Room was dark but it appears to be a hazy orange with fluffy white head

S: Slight tartness of sour apples, nice oaky barrel notes, light and crispy.

T: A pretty well balanced taste of sourness and wheat bread. Up front tart, lacto and pedio present lending a nice tart apple, lemongrass and herbal-ness. Then the light wheat is there on the back and mixed with a nice french oak white wine barrel taste. It'

M: Champagne-like carbonation, full bubbly mouthfeel. Pretty standard lambic carbonation. There was some oak-y dryness too.

O: Overall a very enjoyable beer. Although technically not a true lambic as it wasn't spontaneously fermented it does have a traditional grain bill and was injected with lacto, pedio, and brett brux, then aged in wine barrels. I wish they would bottle this as I would like to see it develop over a few years. 8/10 would drink again!

Two More Weeks from Goose Island Beer Co.
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