Fulton Street Blend | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
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327 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Goose Island is proud to introduce Fulton St. Blend, a coffee ale aged with House Blend beans from our neighbors at Intelligentsia. Named for the street in Chicago that we both call home, Fulton St. Blend is a golden ale infused with rich coffee flavor and aroma.

Added by kevanb on 05-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,328
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
327
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
80
Trade:
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Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djembeist
4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours light brown with thin head. Smells of bread, coffee and caramel. Taste is caramel with hints of coffee. Warm sticky toffee with little bits of lemon. The taste is mind-blowing, sweet but not too sweet, coffee but just the way you want it, bitter but not two bitter. Amazing beer. Cheers.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clear glass. Has a bright, clear bronze color and creamy white head. Moderate carbonation, minor lacing.

Has a grassy sort of smell. Notes of caramel, some mild coffee notes. Other bread malt notes. Smells somewhat metallic.

Tastes mainly consists of espresso. Subtle caramel and toffee notes, toasted malts, and sweet apples and pears, other citrus flavors.

Feels creamy smooth. Bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Vylo
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an effervescent bronze with a thumb+ of pearl colored head. Decent head retention & lacing

S: Some Coffee notes, a little grassy

T: Pears, breadyness & a touch of green apple skin, plus some dryness, where is the coffee? More dryness, pear, a little grassyness along with more green apple. Finishes dry, grassy with green apple

MF: Light/medium body, firm carbonation

This was pretty boring and the coffee was a no-show, thank goodness I only purchased a single! I now see it was bottled in January, did not hold up

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Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
2.79/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Bright orange, very good clarity, with a soapy, off white head that didn't last to long. Lots of macro-carbonation bubbles adhere to the vessel walls. No signs of lacing and overall pretty lackluster in appearance and ordinary.

S: Disappointing nose, was expecting a bigger coffee presence. Very muted impression, watered down grounds, with some earthy brush and sticks. No distinct maltiness, weak aromatically in terms of strength and nothing really stood out.

T: The flavor followed the nose in terms of disappointment, it did have a sliver more of presence in terms of coffee. Earthy light, but very watered down with no bite. Some earthy metallic notes on the finish, the malting again, weak and uninspiring.

M: Sparkling carbonation, lager like, probably one of the few highlights of the drink, but really doesn't say much.

O: This was a disappointment for me, can not understand how they can brew BCBS, a monster of flavor and fresh aroma, and feel good about offering this. The coffee aspect was very disappointing, lack-luster, I have had coffee pale ales with pale coloring with a huge roasty palate, this comes up way short, As for as being a golden ale, the spicing was also as muted as the coffee and comes off very uninspiring, a bet boring, but not necessary bad, just very forgettable.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PatGreer
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L) Pours a clean amber hue with a creamy white head. A smidge dark, but still looks lovely.

S) Smells clean, a bit of toast, lots of caramels, and some coffee at the end.

T) Clean malt, lovely toasty brown ale notes, caramel, toffee, and an espresso finish, this actually is a really solid, easy profile.

F) Light bodied with a medium-high carbonation. Honestly perfect for the flavor profile at play, keeps it drinkable all throughout.

O) Easy recommendation to amber and coffee lovers, its just a great porch-drinking sixer of bring to a brunch kind of brew.

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Photo of mnine
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjb27
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Csm5150
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BierRichter
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rorjets
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Fulton Street Blend from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 327 ratings