Hombre Secreto
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #544
ABV:
9%
Score:
88
Ranked #16,021
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 12.02%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 25, 2021
Added:
Sep 19, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Hombre Secreto is a saison that has been aged in Lunazul tequila barrels with Brettanomyces. Hombre Secreto was brewed as a collaboration between Goose Island, Lunazul Tequila, and Big Star.
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Rated: 3.33 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by Saylor from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
My can was packaged 8 months ago but it was purchased from a refrigerated cooler from a retailer that keeps most of their beer refrigerated.

L: it pours hazy amber with an orange tint permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles. There is a slight fizz on top that quickly disappears.

S: The aromas are not big but they feature mango, traces of wood and tequila and some light saison character.

T: Mango, traces of tequila, a mild bitterness, a light expression of saison character, trace earthiness, some oak notes and a slight astringent note on the finish from the oak.

F: It tastes more carbonated than it looks and the texture is full from the added mango.

O: The beer has a lot of promise but fails to deliver. It needs more carbonation and it needs more saison yeast character.
Jun 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Looks like mango puree and the smell and flavor confirm that. The tequila takes a back seat to the fruit. An unusual combination of flavors for a Belgian strong pale ale but it really worked for me.
Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a sixteen ounce can, this brew is a ride. Hazy, pale yellow with a slim head. The aroma is funky,with a bit of flowery and pepper scents. Interesting. The taste is at one spicy and sweet. Medium body and interesting. Nice.
Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.37 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.31/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Hazy like a Hefe with a creamy but thin white blanket and thicker ring.

Smell has an herbal twang of tequila barrel but no heat, and then...pickled banana pepper...?!

Taste adds to the weirdness, bringing lightly tart dill pickle and a very strange 1980s My Little Pony strawberry toy with peanut butter smeared on it. The aftertaste becomes more like peanut, as opposed to peanut butter. A few minutes into this beer and it starts becoming even more familiar...Mountain Dew!

The smooth, round soft medium body has matching wet carbonation and a wet swallow.
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Jul 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.84 by Secureone1 from Illinois

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by deebo from Michigan

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by stortore from Illinois

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Jun 19, 2017
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz draft pour into a tulip glass shows a hazy straw colored body and floats a 1/4in white head that disippates after a swig to an edge hugging ring and leaves no lacing.
Aroma is a blast of agave with hints of dill, banana, and clove.
Taste matches with an almost minty heat.
Mouthfeel is medium, leaning light, with a clean finish and no aftertaste.
Overall, a very complex, well brewed beer.
May 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.31 by IrishColonial from Texas

Mar 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by coz from Illinois

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by powpow_ from New York

Jan 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jan 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by aasher from Indiana

Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Jan 05, 2017
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Reviewed by breadwinner from California

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Not bad, though not an improvement on the original Sofie. Unmistakeale agave note in the nose, rather earthy on the palate. Cool idea, though not sure it really comes off.
Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois

Dec 24, 2016
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz from Beershop NYC on the UES
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with no head, boozy lacing, smells funky with sweet/sour passionfruit and nice tequila spice, taste is spiced pineapple that transitions into warming tequila, has an almost cocktail sauce refreshing spice quality to it, feel is medium with good carbonation. Fruity, spicy, tequila candy. Yum!
Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by zimm421 from Ohio

Dec 05, 2016
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tequila barrel aged; definitely comes through in the taste.

A good saison but if you don't like tequila BA beers, skip this one as it is strong in the taste.
Dec 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Dec 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Nov 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Nov 01, 2016
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draft at Emil's Tavern on October 16, 2016.
Oct 17, 2016
Hombre Secreto from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 36 ratings