The Ogden | Goose Island Beer Co.

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745 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Style Tripel brewed with Citra, Brewers Gold and Saaz hops.

35 IBU

Added by dwagner003 on 01-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
745
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
138
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Metalsnota
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShawnL
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Odalis
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopphead31415
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaughanSchmidt
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGerrard
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Always a fan of the Tripel and this is a fairly representative one. The only off note here was the finish, which was strangely bitter. Other than that, satisfying, and a beer I'd drink again.

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Photo of rw1992
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose is phenomenal for a tripel. Try this one

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Photo of jwc215
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Goose Island tent/bar at Wisconsin State Fair:

Pours bright golden with a creamy, lasting white head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of bubblegum, banana, citrus and peppery spice.

The taste is of bubblegum/candy with banana and citrus. Peppery spicing in the finish.

It is very creamy. Alcohol is well-hidden, though it does give it a nice touch of black pepper.

A very well-made, well-balanced trippel. A hoppier version of the style, though it maintains a pleasant sweetness.

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Photo of Tyecko
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorhowe
4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 745 ratings.
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