Icarus | Goose Island Beer Co.

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86
very good
66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Per the brewmaster, Greg Hall, "American Barleywine".

Added by CRJMellor on 04-23-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Geist, a rarity for sure. A decent little barleywine but I sort of failed to see what was special about it except that there wasn't much of it around, and now even less.

Beer is brownish and hazy with almost no head, at least no serious attempt at one.

Aroma is sweet, raisin, malt, smells like a barleywin.

Beer is sweet and medium in body, hides the alcohol well in a palate of malts and sweetness. The finish is nice, mildly bitter, sweet, nice, good. I enjoyed it but I'm unsure if I would return to it. Other beers like Arctic devil, Perfect Storm, King Henry are amazing beers, this wasn't in their league.

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Icarus from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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