Goose Autumn Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.67/5
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280 Ratings
Goose Autumn AleGoose Autumn Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by kmpitz2 on 12-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,153
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
280
pDev:
9.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
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100
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Ratings: 280 |  Reviews: 63
Reviews by ExaltedNecrosis:
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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of utopiajane
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange and burnt orange with a tan head of creamy foam that lasts like it's a last stand. Smells oktoberfesty and has citric hop spice on the nose.. really nice. taste is malty and soft with a hearty orange like citric character. Mouthfeel is clean and creamy and it even has a nice strong bitterness that underlies the finish leaving a toasty dry malt behind. A touch of sweetness to linger with those hops Very good! Original.

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is pretty much a pale ale, with a hint of lager in it. It's pretty piney, slightly spicy, and definitely some citrus. It's really enjoyable and smooth with a nice hop profile. Fairly impressed by this one honestly.

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Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a nonic a rich deep tawny color with a thinner but well sustained off white head atop,it looks like what a fall beer should look like in my opinion.A bit of toast,nuttiness,and a hint of herbal/spicy hops.Dryer than expected on the palate wich is good,nutty malts along with light spicy hops and earthiness in the finish,there is a bit of caramel sweetness but it never gets to big.A well rounded beer and pretty underrated on here in my opinion.

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Photo of gemery554
2.21/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrUse
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattFlynn410
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a soft hazel brown body that is pretty opaque with a creamy light tan head that last for most of the beer.

S- The smell of brown malt is strong. Not really toasted or roasted just a soft brown malt. There were some notes of caramel with a slight sweetness in the beginning. The finish had a nice floral and bitter hop nose but it was very soft.

T- This beer had a nice mellow malt taste but as it warmed the slight tangy cider note took over. The hop finish at the end was a nice smooth bitter quality that blended with some alcohol as it warmed.

M- This beer had a medium-full body with some creamy texture to it. I was surprised to notice some alcohol warmth in the finish.

D- This beer was smooth and mild. It wasn't complex but it was well balanced between the brown malt and the hops strengthened by the faint alcohol taste. This would be a good session beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JamesStreet
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

look - Pours a clean, clear ruby color with a sizeable 2-finger, off-white head. Pretty good retention, sticky lacing.
smell - Caramel malts dominate the nose on this one with hints of crusty bread and grains.
taste - follows the nose predominantly, with a bready malt and caramel malt taste. Also a slight bit of booze as this 6.7% abv is probably on the higher side of a non-imperial amber.
feel - medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall - This beer is middle of the pack for this style. It was a try but I doubt I would go after it again.

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Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rempeba
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 pack of bottles. This was a fun beer for the season, but had quite a rough after taste to it. Great tasting caramel flavors with way to many hops. I won't scoop this up again next fall. Way to many better seasonal beers.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goose Island "Autumn Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, bottled on 11 August 2015

A solid American Amber ale with a more than respectable 6.7% abv. A frothy yellowed-white (almost tan) head tops a clear deep-copper body, and the head retention and lacing are both very good. The aroma is clean, bright and fresh displaying a dark caramel malt base and spicy and piney hops. As might be expected, the flavor follows suit with the addition of some hoppy, peppery spiciness. It's stiffly bitter, leaving it dry, but not so much so that the malt can't leave an edge of caramelish sweetness. Perfectly balanced. In the mouth it's decidedly medium with a dextrinous edge and a fine, moderate-median carbonation that leaves it delicately bristling and then creamy smooth once warmed a bit. Hard to argue with... nicely done!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Autumn Ale....It is an offshoot of the Harvest Ale that Goose made before the infection....I mean INBEV. The beer pours a rich amber with nice white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries pine like tones. The taste is a rich malt base with good hop character that leave some pine finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall its decent.

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Photo of ackbar556
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 280 ratings
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