Goose Fest Bier
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
3.67 | pDev: 11.44%
Jan 04, 2021
Sep 07, 2001
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Notes: Formerly Goose Oktoberfest

Goose Fest Bier is brimming with notes of toasted malt and freshly baked rye bread. This light-bodied German lager is clean and crisp with a fine noble hop character and mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops. Raise a few steins of Goose Fest Bier this fall and celebrate this time-honored tradition, Prost!
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Rated: 3.68 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by megamick from Iowa

Aug 05, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Zylod from West Virginia

Nov 02, 2019
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
there are too much reviews for this beer let me keep it brief There are some malts although it;s rather dull. Cheers~ B-
Nov 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a good solid domestic Oktoberfest in my opinion. Not going to break any world records or win any medals but it's a good beer. Caramel malt sweetness with a touch of hops... I'm definitely getting the rye bread aspect here. I picked this up in lieu of Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest which the store was out of. I don't like it quite as well but it is still a good beer to watch football with on a chilly Saturday night.
Oct 12, 2019
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a light orange-ish/amber color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This has an interesting orange jam aroma, with some more typical crusty bread, grassy, and honey-like aromas.

This doesn't feel exactly to style, but it's still pretty tasty. There's orange and spicy hop character, maybe a touch too high for the style, along with a great bready and just slightly sweet malt backbone.

This is light bodied, crisp, and really drinkable, with a typical amount of carbonation.
Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Sep 23, 2019
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Rated by Azdirtmover from Arizona

3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Unremarkable meh
Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Pours a deep bronze, golden color with a white head. SRM of 12 (3.75)

Aroma: Light aromas of grass, honey, and fresh baked bread. (3.50)

Flavor: Flavor is similar to the nose. There is grass with a hint of lemonflower. Then fresh baked bread. Yet, it's dry and finishes light and clean. (3.25)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Decent carbonation. Crisp and clean. Representative of the German style. (4.0)

Overall: This beer doesn't quite hit it for me. It is just right in terms of body and crispness. It nails the body of a German festbier, but it does not back it up with flavor. Ultimately, it lacks flavor and falls sort of flat in my mind. Not bad, but just misses the mark. (Final Rating: 3.42)
Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Beertsipper from New York

2.7/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
12 ounce bottle with a BB date of 19JAN20. So this is pretty fresh. As for the style, its one of the worst Marzen's I've had. Ever since GI was bought out, the quality of their beers have suffered. The best attribute with this one was probably the mouthfeel. Vey light bodied. It's not an offensive beer at all, but the nose and flavor profiles are extremely subdued. Would not buy again.
Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Payner19 from Illinois

Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear deep golden color with off-white head. Aroma is mostly malty and bready. Taste follows with grainy malts, bread crust, a bit of honey and floral hops on the finish. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Decent, well made märzen.
Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by samEBC from Belgium

Dec 12, 2018
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Rated by Richardalways21 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not half bad
Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Straight reddish amber look with no head and a nose based on caramel malt, bread notes , and a touch of yeasty funk. Broad, balanced flavor, with surprising hop presence, but also plenty of buttered biscuit. Chewy body, especially for the style. I kind of liked this despite mediocre expectations.
Nov 01, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by GloryConway from Wyoming

Oct 29, 2018
Rated: 3 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Oct 22, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
(12 oz bottle, bottled on 21JUL18, code 8K2055... poured into a simple 14 oz glass mug)

L: crystal-clear amber-colored liquid - strange yet limited mobile of lil speckled/flaked sediment swirling about; foam sizzles out during the pour, leaving no collar

S: bit of caramel on the nose... later a vaguely honey-graham note unravels; subtle herbal hops, faint alcohol... big cakey maltiness, but weak overall

T: lightly toasty, cereal-grainy malt; hint of bread crust and lingering caramel in aftertaste... of pleasant character, yet feeble degree of hop flavor/bitterness - the pervasive cheap doughy malt aftertaste could be better reigned in with a little more lupulin umpf

F: little bit of fat to its body up front, finishes with a drop, thin spongy film lingers... drinkable enough, but longing for more length and pull to its finish, not a dull watery wash

O: last of three o'fests sampled this evening, this well after the previous two - maybe it's a touch of palate fatigue, but this was relatively bland, relatively American in its flavors and textures... I may give in to trying it again on tap soon, but not seeking another bottle; kinda lame
Oct 14, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by lrend13 from Wisconsin

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.7 by Rojohns22 from Kansas

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by naciml from Kansas

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by beeragent from Texas

Sep 25, 2018
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Reviewed by BB1313 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 7/2/18. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt golden with great clarity and transparency with bubbles racing upwards; creamy off-white head that falls leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Lots of fresh bread. Hints of caramel. The flavors are very clean, crisp and refreshing. More fresh bread along with some corn. More hints of caramel. Moderate bitterness. Finishes clean and dry. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with sharp active carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice Oktoberfest. It's very crisp and clean. It's a traditional example of the style. Well done.
Sep 17, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 14, 2018
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Wholly decent American versions of the classic style - pretty balanced, not super malty, nice little hop kick at the end, sure it isn’t bursting with layers but that isn’t really the style
Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by tylerjin from Michigan

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 2.57 by Zopiac from Michigan

Aug 31, 2018
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Rated by LucMcD17 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A great octoberfest beer, my second favorite behind Sam Adams.
Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Oktoberfest from Ohio

3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Part of a Kroger pick six. Not particularly memorable but true to the style. Probably better if you're day drinking at a Germanfest, but then again that's true of just about everything.
Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by matcris from Arizona

3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
LOOKS: A crystal clear, light amber, with a small white foam that fades quickly.
AROMA: Caramel/toffee, and a bit of an earthy smell. Nice.
TASTE: Same; Nice because this one is not overly sweet and cloying, but, you get that nice bready caramel vibe.
FEEL: Medium full carbonation...nice! Overall, dry, medium-ish body, just right.
OVERALL: No complaints, really. Not as tasty or interesting as the top shelf, but, I'd pick up a six pack again.
Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Aug 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

Aug 10, 2018
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Jul 08, 2018
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Rated by Derr_drinks_beer from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Goes well with Dominican food rice beans well seasoned meet! Overall easy to drink beer
Jun 06, 2018
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