The Ogden | Goose Island Beer Co.

The OgdenThe Ogden
BA SCORE
76.2%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 745 ratings
The OgdenThe Ogden
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
Ranking:
#9,035
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
745
Liked:
568
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
138
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Rewv
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The Ogden is dry. It's a good beer, but it doesn't shake you by the shoulders and it's easily forgettable. I don't think I could go back weeks later and describe what it tastes like.

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Photo of Lelampp
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Poloplaya
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewSTL
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ARoman
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a mellow, tropical and grassy note with a dark spice to it. Some undertones include a light floral note, and some cookie dough comes in late. It pours a brilliant orange yellow and is topped by a dense, white foam retaining a wispy surface, moderate ring, and a moderate-light lace. The taste is a combination of medium high sweet with a medium level of bitter. The sweetness gets stronger and bitterness wanes as it warms. The beer is thick and oily with a soft fizz carbonation and a medium full body that's tropical and spicy with additional notes of banana and cookie dough late. It finishes zippy with a spice kick followed by sweet citrus and light bread. The aftertaste is a clean, fresh spice.

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Photo of TheBlueWaffle
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite tripel. The taste doesn't have a cohesive ending. Sad because Matilda and Sophie are As in my opinion.

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Photo of ackbar556
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudybanes
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good balance of bitter, tart, and sweet. Refreshing, summery. Like a flower from a field plucked along the journey of the mind that finally found its heart inside of a fart.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMama2014
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle says that it is best within 180 days after bottled on date - mote than a YEAR after that date, it's awesome!

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Photo of soulcougher
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy bright orange color with a 2 finger creamy bright snow white head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly, leaving excellent foamy lacing and a foamy layer on top. A really good looking beer in the chalice.

Smells of lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, yeast, spices like pepper and cinnamon, and strong citrus hops. The bottle says it's brewed with Gold Saaz and dry hopped with Brewers Gold Citra hops and they come through beautifully in the nose, which leans towards an APA and away from a Triple but smelled great to me. Not traditional smelling, but I found it very enjoyable.

Tastes of caramel, bubblegum, yeast, grapefruit, lemon, citrus hops, candied sugar and biscuit or lightly toasted grains, then the second wave is banana, coriander, pepper and other light spices, dry floral hops, sour green apple, tea leaf or old dry weed, wet cardboard, dry chalk and a little alcohol like a rubbing alcohol. Pretty hoppy for the style which I like, with nice grains to play well with the yeast and earthy notes, it was well balanced and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with very mellow/mild carbonation that's on the thin side with a medium body and a slightly bitter finish that's semi-dry with grains, yeast and one last kiss of citrus sending it down. My mouth felt dry after 30 seconds.

Overall I really enjoyed this one. Again, it was not traditional and anyone looking for a carbon copy of a Belgian Triple will be disappointed, but if you want a hoppy American interpretation of a Belgian style Triple then this is your beer. I'll definitely have this again as I found it almost sessionable as it hid the 9% ABV pretty well.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdlb44
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Ogden from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 76.2% out of 100 with 745 ratings
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