Preseason Lager | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.67/5
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119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bdyzr76 on 12-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,858
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
119
pDev:
8.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of jmdrpi
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

dark amber in color, foamy white head. aroma is a mix of bready malt herbal pine and touch of citrus zest. similar flavors, but the malt is dominate, and moderately sweet. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of imperialking
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GStone899
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a piney citrus smell. Definitely citrusy. Taste has a grapefruit bite at the end in the aftertaste. Color is amber with moderate head. For a beer made by Coors it's not bad. Pretty balanced flavors. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Nosquatch
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I really didn’t like this very much. Not much head or anything good. It was warm. Who makes warm beer? Goose island, that’s who. One time I was getting a bunch of golf balls out of a pond then realized I was laying in goose shit. Geese are jerks.

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

From the bottle, it pours a slightly darker amber with a modest head that slowly diminishes to a ring and islands. Some malt in the nose. Some malt in the mouth.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of norinco
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bwood06
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked this beer up as part of a make your own 6 pack since a local liquor store was having a special on make your owns. I had never seen this beer from Goose before so I figured I would pick up a single before I committed to a full 6 pack on its own.

This beer pours an amber hue that is quite brilliant and clear with light to moderate carbonation and sports an off-white, frothy head that dissipates nice and slowly to a thin lacing that is retained. 4/5 The aroma is quite malt centric with a good dose of caramel and a bit of rye bread. A bit of grassy and peppery hops come through as well, balancing out the aroma a bit, although the malt is really the big hitter here. 3.75/5 The flavor profile is very similar to the aroma with the malt playing the largest role with a good bit of caramel sweetness up front but also a bit of charred malt that gives off a bit of bitterness that complements the bitterness from the grassy/peppery hops. A nice bit of graininess comes through as well, allowing the caramel to increase in intensity and sweetness. Bitterness is moderate and lingers just a bit after swallowing. 3.75/5 This is a medium bodied beer that is somewhat smooth and creamy while maintaining some lighter, crisper moments. Carbonation is fairly light, allowing the creaminess to come through a bit, which is a bit different for a lager, but is not unpleasant. A touch of dryness works its way through on the back end and slightly lingers. 3.75/5 This is really a good beer put out by Goose and has a very good amount of flavor. Some of Goose's offerings have been a bit "meh" in my book recently but this one really stands out in my mind as a beer that I would gladly come back to and enjoy again. 3.75/5

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

Photo of LJWalker
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Albertdidz
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Baumer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

copper/maple in color. poured it into a frosty and the head was enormous! great clarity, super carbonated. nice appearance overall. lots of malt and some citrus fruit. grapefruit is hard to detect, but is there in miniature. definitely some pine. Not overly aromatic, but not exactly closed. a little spicy up front and the malt is very much the dominant flavor with this beer. I don't drink a lot of beers where that is the case, so this is a nice change. I think for this style, this is really well done, but it doesn't knock my socks off. medium bodied with good overall balance. finish is quick and the malt stays on the tongue. not a bad beer at all. I'd recommend as a dinner beer maybe with something spicy. best really cold and fairly soon after pouring as the effervescence is key to the overall feel.

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Preseason Lager from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 119 ratings