The Ogden | Goose Island Beer Co.

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The OgdenThe Ogden

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

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

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I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a goblet, review from notes.

The color is beautiful golden with pristine clarity and snowy white head with microbead carbonation that is visible rising at a moderate pace with a film of lace left sticking. The smell is slightly sweet with a mild vegetal aroma and subtle toasted grain with gentle grain odor and light hint of phenolic yeast aromatics. The feel is great with mild sweetness on entry with mild grain in feel and moderate carbonation with slight spice in the middle and light alcohol with mild bitterness as it finishes semi-dry.

The taste has pretty nice layers of malt sweetness with yeast spice and mild candy-sugar with herbal hop flavor interspersed with light alcohol and yeast flavor is dry toward the finish. Overall I consider this a good tripel I would definitely say it is one of the better American examples of the style.

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Refreshingly spicy

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12 oz bottle.
Pale golden color with a decent head.
Mild, lightly spicy and lightly fruity aroma.
The flavor follows but with increased strength. Good balance. Low on banana and clove.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thin white head.

Smell: Nice bouquet of Belgian yeast esters - banana, light strawberry, clove. The citrus hops add an interesting spin to a classic tripel. They are definitely present but they certainly don't overpower the yeast.

Taste: Similar to the smell with a lot of fruit, some clove. Stays pretty balanced and doesn't get overly phenolic despite the strong Belgian yeast presence. I don't pick up the citrus hops here as much as in the aroma. Very mild tartness on the finish. No overly apparent alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium body for the style. Fairly low carbonation compared to a lot of tripels.

Overall: Very well done and I love the inclusion of American hops.

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