The Ogden
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Ranked #141
Ranked #18,216
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Oct 31, 2022
Jan 10, 2014
Very Good
The OgdenThe Ogden
Notes: Belgian Style Tripel brewed with Citra, Brewers Gold and Saaz hops.

35 IBU
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2014 vintage. From the bottle, it pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a tiny head, soon diminishing to a light ring. Nose is a little banana and some alcohol. Taste is light, mild and slightly fruity.
Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 4/16/14; drank 5/8/14 @ the Yarchives.

Dandelion yellow, see-through liquid; champagne bubbles throughout.

White head; decent lace.

Mild banana nose, with a hint of orange citrus & mild black pepper.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

The flavor is a pleasant, mellow blend of banana & orange, with a dry, bitter finish. Almost no booze heat. Good.
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

May 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jan 19, 2017
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Reviewed by spacecake9 from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a chalice.
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head that settles quickly.
S - Aroma is the citra hops, spices and a little banana.
T - Flavor is banana, clove, citrus and earthy notes with surprising bitterness on finish.
M - Mouth feel is average with above average carbonation. Comes off crisp and refreshing.
O - Very nice beer, especially nice in the sea of stouts I've been drinking. Not sure how close this sticks to the style, but it's still a good.
Jan 10, 2017
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Rated by xiaoxiong623 from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I love the beer with higher AlC. The Triple Style tastes amazing. I live in Chicago and I love the Goose Island Co.
Dec 06, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by briantullis1 from Illinois

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I bought a 4-pack last summer and Had one per season to watch it change.
Since I joined BA only three months ago, this is my first review of it and it may be my last.
A change in the label may have started this beer off on the wrong foot. Goose used to suggest that you hold its Belgians for up to 5 years... which I never did.
This label gives us 1/2 year followed by a freshness warning. (Is this Bud's "skunk beer" commercial brought to the craft world... I hope not.)

Basically, the Goose (who I still like enough under its new owners) made an experiment and it is not quite right yet. The primary experiment seems to be dry hoping a triple style with American hops. This leads to an interesting aroma, but detracts from the taste. I also think the hops linger longer than is appropriate for this style.
The other major experiment to me seems to be the change of heart in a freshness date: the beer actually was better to me after 180 days, primarily because the hops settled down a bit and the alcohol was less noticeable.

How to improve this beer? The best but hardest thing to do is to replicate a real Belgian yeast that gives this style its "Wow" that so many American brewers struggle with.
Would I have this again? Possibly if I wanted a triple and it was the best in the bar.
Buy it in a store ? Buy only one.
Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by JarMills from Canada (BC)

Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by Briken from Washington

Jan 11, 2016
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a bright, hazy gold with quickly dissipating white head that leave a lasting skim on top. Aroma of biscuit and tropical fruit. Wow. Flavor is similar with a fruity malt sweetness that's perfectly balanced by more hops than usual for the style - only lending a pepper spice to the finish. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Great take on a tripel.
Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by hopazoid from Minnesota

Dec 26, 2015
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Reviewed by BrewsandBlues from Florida

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had this on draft at a restaurant with a pretty limited beer list. Tripels are not my typical first choice, but this was rather good. Served in a pint glass. Not much head left by the time it got to the table, but left moderate lacing. Smell was heavy on spice, with banana and biscuit-y notes. Tasted in line with the smell....banana bread and spices up front, and a sweeter fruity flavor underneath. The finish was a little more bitter than I would expect but overall quite good. Not at all boozy so I was more than surprised to see on here that it is 9.0 ABV. Explains why I was feeling it after 3 pints.
Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island

Dec 07, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by edsandillo from Connecticut

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by MidwestBA from Illinois

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by CelticAleMan from California

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Icemann383 from New York

Nov 07, 2015
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
On draft served in a 10oz snifter.
Full .5 inch creamy whitish head floating on a golden body.
The head dissipates after a few sips with lacing.
Smell is clearly beer, not flowers or alcohol. Much appreciated.
Very well balanced for the abv. I could have several of these.
Nov 05, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by micropale from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by TheDogHouse from Florida

Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by mcrawford from Michigan

Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by Jason_cs from Florida

Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Jpinoniemi from Ohio

Oct 20, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by bb-magic from Florida

Oct 18, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3.24 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 17, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by gregcordle from Ohio

Oct 13, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by ShawnL from Wisconsin

Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4.43 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Sep 17, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Odalis from New Jersey

Sep 15, 2015
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Reviewed by hopphead31415 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I had this one on tap and it was brilliant. It has a perfect 9.0% ABV and 35 IBUs, but the funny thing is that it was so drinkable that it tasted like a 6% ABV! So, tread carefully!

Look-It pours an amazing golden color with a slightest haziness and a giant soft fluffy dense head. The lacing is rich and thick.

Smell-I smell spices and tropical fruits as well as honey, banana, and bubblegum.

Taste-The taste is rich with a plethora of flavors such as banana, black pepper spiciness, clove, sunflower, honey suckle, mango, orange, grapefruit, and a delicious earthiness to it superposed upon fruit esters.

Mouthfeel-It is rich and complex as well as silky smooth, but with a slight dry crisp bite on the back palate. Medium bodied and well-balanced carbonation make for a refreshing rinse. The alcohol is, as I’ve said, hidden and subtle so it doesn’t drink like the powerful 9% that it is.

Overall-This amazing beer is yeast derived which is a feat if one considers the variety and clarity of all the tastes and aromas that it produces. This tripel makes me think of the most well-done farmhouse ales. Cheers!
Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 06, 2015
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