Preseason Lager | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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

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Added by Bdyzr76 on 12-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of VILJ
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Albertdidz
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Baumer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of oberon
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/16/16,it's obviously no longer spring training in mlb so a little age to the beer.Poured one and a half bottles into a half liter stein,a deep rich bronze with a billowing sticky slight off white head atop,almost looks like an O-fest/Marzen style lager in the stein.Mild toasted bread and caramel in the nose,an underlying pine element is there but the malts show thru much more.Toasted grain and crisp bready malts dominate the flavor profile,mildly sweet caramel malts come thru as well.There is lighter grapefruit in the finish and it rounds out this malt tilted lager,I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of einman
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atniup
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice red lager color. Smells good, citrusy, almost like an IPA. In fact, the taste isn't unlike an IPA. A little sweeter, though. Very citrusy and sweet. No significant bitterness, but just enough. Actually a great taste. Really carbonated, but nice feel. Give it a try.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz

Pours clear maple amber, yellowish white head is coarse and about an inch thick, dissipates to suds.

Smells of caramel, biscuit, hemp, cereal and woody dry hops.

Flavor is of caramel, biscuit, walnut, and dry woody hops. Hint of herbal finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Nice even amber lager, decent malt and hop mix. Goes down pretty smooth. Decent gameday beer, a bit heavy to session. Would pair well with a burger.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight tea, slight yeast, hint of candi sugar, slight spicy hops, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong caramel malt, slight sweet malt, tea, hint of yeast, hint of wheat, hint of citrus hops, and slight candi sugar. Overall, weak appearance, better aroma than body, too sharp, and not well blended.

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Photo of MrDarcy
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: a crisp hop, meets just enough malt to make a balanced amber lager. A bread, zesty nose. Reddish copper color, clear, with a delicate foam of head and ringed lattice. Medium body. 48 IBUs

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Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some caramel malts. Taste is malts, hops are present, hints of pine and caramel, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not a bad beer, but the flavors just don't seem to mesh for me.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1+ finger light tan head that receded to a very thin cap; nice lacing;

S: nutty, caramel, earthy, a hint of spice;

T: earthy and tobacco from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end; finish is all tobacco;


M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: would pair well with a lot of different foods;

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Photo of ordybill
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear amber brown color with a small white head. The aroma is malt and mild hops. The taste is similar to the nose.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsshuck
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and caramel and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops and bready malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. They should’ve used different hops.

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Preseason Lager from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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