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Kisetsu | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kisetsu is an experimental Sake Saison brewed with koji and sake yeast to produce a hybrid beer like nothing Goose Island has ever brewed before.

Added by MasterSki on 10-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by tjsdomer2:
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3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Flat white wine. Disappointing.

Smell: Lots of wine grapes and yeast. Nice rustic Belgian qualities.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More wine and yeast. A heavy note of oak in the background. Quite sour, which I also really like. Very clean mouthfeel, but almost too clean. Thin for a Belgian.

Overall Drinkability: A good but not great Belgian.

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On-tap 2/26/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a goblet glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains rice light malts, wheat, some spice and some alcohol.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and rice along with some spices. The malt character is thin and there isn’t much of a hops presence to balance out the high ABV. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Watery and a little smooth, light body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, does not go down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good hybrid of style but it’s not a good beer.

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4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on tap at the GI Clybourn location. Served in a cervoise stemmed glass. Nice pale color, very little head. Sake influence is not at all overpowering and imparts a nice dryness to this beer. Overall light and well balanced, especially for a 10% brew.

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Kisetsu from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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