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Preseason Lager | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.68/5
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109 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:
#30,549
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
109
pDev:
8.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LJWalker
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Albertdidz
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Baumer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +5.2%
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 -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atniup
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
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 -3.8%
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 -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Preseason Lager from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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