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:
#34,941
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
969
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a Kroger mix a six. Was bottled late into the season so it should still be in good shape.

Look - Copper golden with a finger and froth atop. Moderate levels of carbonation.

Smell - Bready and malty as you'd expect with a kiss of hop.

Taste - Bit more hop profile than your typical Oktoberfest. Malts all remain the same as you'd expect BUT there is a slight hint of that weird slightly stale grape flavor coming through. This was bottled in October so I don't think the day plays much in that.

Feel - Moderate carbonation, drying feel, swallows a tad sweet and causes a burp or two.

Overall - Pretty typical more traditional style Oktoberfest. Not much in terms of frills but it's easy to drink and easier to find during the season.

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Photo of FLima
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a thick beige head with good retention.
Aroma with notes of caramels, some earthy and herbal hops, oranges and grains.
Flavor with notes of earthy and herbal hops, some orange citrusy, caramel, bread crust, slightly toasted malts and biscuit. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness. Starts sweet but finishes dry.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Decent Marzen; well balanced (hop wise), faithful to style (considering it as a Marzen, not a modern golden Festbier) and finishes quite dry and earthy.

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsa7783
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a tawny ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of malts and grain. Similar overall flavor profile.

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

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

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. The appearance is an Amber gold color with a hint of red tint. The brew has a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is malt and toffee. The taste follows the nose but the flavor just seems off.

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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

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Goose Fest Bier from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 969 ratings