Lake Effect | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blonde color, bright fruit and bubble gum aroma, citrus hop flavor, medium body.

Added by CRJMellor on 11-29-2003

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by CRJMellor:
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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of dukeandduke
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
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 nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of little_star
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lake Effect from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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