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Goose Fest Bier | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Goose Oktoberfest

Märzenbier inspired by the classic Festbier style. Hallertau Tradition hops. Toasted, bready malt. Noble hop character.

23 IBU


Added by Mitchster on 09-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,610
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
960
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
201
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 960 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of kevintaraross
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kubishark
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. Bottle serving poured into a stein

A clear and bright amber color with a sea foamy, clumpy and bubbly, off white foam cover. Thevdissipation is rather quick.

The smell of toasted grains and amber malted barley permeates from the nose. Buttery toffee, herbs and spice blend and a hint of root beer round out the aroma.

This is certainly a delightful malt flavor, toasted oak, charred molasses, smokey herbs and spice blend rounds it out. A bitter, leafy and herbal hop bite in the finish. Toasty grains with a sweet edge to the barley malt, good balance, medium complexity.

The mouthfeel is eather light with a medium feel from the malt, slightly dry finish and a bit flat, but certainly malt forward.

Overall, its a pretty" run of the mill " version of a festie.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper body, or light umber as the GI website will tell you, clears as it settles. 1 1/2 finger soapy eggshell head settles in to wisps of a cap.
Bready aroma with hints of dried fruit and grass.
The taste is of toasted bread, grains, light caramel, some dried fruit and grassy, floral hops. A spicy, graininess runs throughout.
Immediately smooth and soft mouthfeel but quickly turns crisp and dry. Medium in body and carbonation.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of basaywhat
2.89/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle. Pous a clear golden orange color, short lived small white head. Good carbonation. Some malty flavor a few hops. Overall pretty sweet. An ok example of the style.

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Photo of D1noB
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Caramel sweetness, with light spices, and a dryness into the finish.

Taste Rating in Words: It's going to a slightly watered down Oktoberfest festival. Which is basically a fair or carnival.

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Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SicemWT
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jame515
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper really see through with almost no head and a slight amount of bubbles seen rising. Scent of slight caramel malt, slight grassy (noble) hops scent. This has a decent flavor but not one I normally associate with a Festbier without any of the toasty/ nutty flavors. Some spicy hops and a bready finish much like a pils with some slight bitterness. Medium/thin in mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Decent flavor

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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant copper amber with streams of fast rising bubbles under a 1" cream cap with good retention.

S: rich beady smell with bread crust, bread crumb and very light toast, traces of light caramel and a dash of earthy herbs from the hops

T: mild caramel sweetness, bread crust and bread crumb. It dries on the finish with a little grainy tang. A low level of Hallertau spicy earthy flavor shows up on the finish with a moderate balancing bitterness

F: creamy, smooth medium body and medium high carbonation.

O: the carbonation is a little high which detracts slightly from the malt flavors and the use of the caramel malts gives it a little extra caramel character that it does not need

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Photo of Livyatan1996
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of win007
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid Marzen - a little too much caramel mixed with bitter after tones. The look and smell are amazing - just doesn't finish they way I would like.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber medium carbonation. Aroma is malt,bread,and hops. Taste is malt strong,bread, with a hop backbone. Decent version of the style,I would definitely try it again

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Photo of Big_V
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBDave
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful amber color with a nice head. A really enjoyable taste. Great flavor and not too strong. Very easy to drink. I’m surprised this isn’t rated higher.

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Goose Fest Bier from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 960 ratings
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