Caution Tape
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,531
ABV:
4%
Score:
86
Ranked #30,976
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
41
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Experimental, low abv "table beer" with subtle tartness.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/12/16; drank 10/2/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, noisy off-white head; frothy lace.

White grape, melon & mild yeast notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

White grape & cantaloupe flavors up front; mildly dry yeast notes on the finish.

Effervescent & enjoyable; this would have SLAYED in the summer. A bit dry, but I like it.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange gold. Foamy, short, white head that fades fast.

Smells tart grape, light grassy, fruit, yeast, malt.

Tastes light tart grape, fruit hints, yeast, light malt. Finish is dry with light citrus and grape linger. Light body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/12/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, melon, peach, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, hay, grass, herbal, light pepper/funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and light-moderate pale malt/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, melon, peach, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, hay, grass, herbal, pepper, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness and light fruity/lactic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, melon, peach, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, hay, herbal, pepper, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and light-moderate pale malt/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitter/tartness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, crisp, fairly acidic/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very nice session sour. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and light-moderate pale malt/earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Very flavorful for the low ABV.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a relatively dark orange-ish amber, fairly clear, and with a good head. The smell is somewhat metallicy and overall not very impressive but that's often the case with wild ales. The taste is tart, with a late bitterness and a hint of nice funk. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

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Photo of Suds
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enormous, self-sustaining, white head. Lightly hazy golden color. The smell has a bit of funk, some twang, and a little underlying malt. Slight sourness...nice balance between the malt and the sour. Interesting flavors. Actually, this brew is better than I expected.

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Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12AUG16
Pours a bright reddish orange with a billowing head and sudsy chunks of lacing. Aroma is pleasant, lightly fruity with citrus zest and a slight funky minerality.
Tart and light bodied, fruity with some melon and citric tartness. Crisp and effervescent. Overall an interesting concept and fairly successful. I feel like the reviews here all describe a different beer than what I had.

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Photo of azurel
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a teku...
Pours a golden straw color, large full crisp white head that slowly dissapates leaving a thin lacing.

Aroma of white grape, crisp wildness no doubt this is a sour.

Taste is of white grape almost hint of white wine, light funkyness, moderate tartness.

A very well done wild ale....Definitely an easy drinker.

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Photo of Tone
2.72/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, slight dark citrus, sweet malt, hint of hop, raisin, and chile. Does not fit the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, slight dark citrus, sweet malt, hint of hop, raisin, and chile. Overall, good appearance, odd aroma, body is not indicative of an American Wild Ale, and the blend is unpleasant.

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Photo of MissSmisje
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Goose Island brew pub on Fulton street, in a half pour taster glass. Mildly sour. Enough to to get the feeling of a sour, but dialed back enough drink by the pint easily. Clean and crisp.

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Caution Tape from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 41 ratings