Lake Effect
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Winter Warmer
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
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Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 15.15%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Winter
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Notes: Blonde color, bright fruit and bubble gum aroma, citrus hop flavor, medium body.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of dukeandduke
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2/12/16 Chicago ($5 14 oz Draft Pour into Teardrop Glass at Goose Island Brew Pub). Cloudy brown / blonde mix. Bubbly medium head, lacing prevalent. Strawberry hops aroma. Light texture, dry and smooth, easy drinking. Fruity sweetness blends well with wheat hops. Good beer.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow !, for those in or going to be in near Goose Island, pick a cold afternoon and grab one of these cask-conditioned beauties. Pours a deep-copper color with red highlights. Beer has very spicy, hop nose. Powerpack of malt flavors on first taste, balanced hop note on the back end with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Hint of alcohol on the palate as you would expect for 6.7%. Reminded me of Sam Smith's Winter Welcome with a slightly more complex malt flavor and little less "medicinal" taste than SS's WW. As I closed my eyes and drank this beer I could have easily been in my favorite English pub, The Dolphin in Betchworth, Surrey drinking real English ale.
This is a great beer that I imagine won't be around very long.

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Lake Effect from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 8 ratings