Brasserie Blanc
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #142
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,021
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 7.71%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
23
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Fermented with orange muscat juice and aged in wine casks with brettanomyces.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Reef
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unexpectedly on tap at a neighborhood church fall festival
Straw golden with a slight white head
Spotty lacing and small islands of carbonation.
White wine and funk aromas
Heavy bretty and grape flavors, barrel, intoxicating.
Little alcohol heat, dry finish
Delicious sour.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11/9/18 (Chicago): $12 12 ounce pour at Goose Island Brewhouse into GI wide chalice glass, 8.6% ABV. Light clear blond pour, mild carbonation, thin white lacing. White wine / grape aroma, light citrus noted. Feather light mouth feel, carbonation holds well, very easy drinking. Light white wine taste, crisp clean. Overall very good pour.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

absolutely epic beer, maybe the best i have ever had from goose island, and criminally underrated here, its bright like a biere de champagne, full of oak and funk, but brilliant and effervescent and lively and fresh too, with a really neat white wine grape profile, its special beer, perhaps improved by its time in the cellar, but its absolute gold right now, cant believe this doesnt have higher scores. its mostly clear deep brassy gold to the lightest amber in color, holds a one inch white head in my wine glass, and it so bubbly that it spritzes my nostrils when i go to smell it each time. the grape profile is amazing in aroma and flavor, but i also get interesting things from oak and hops, like nelson hops maybe, pineapple and lemon curd and white tea, vanilla, peach, elderflower blossom, and of course plenty of white wine. its sweet for a second and even with some grain along with the wood in the middle, but its dry in the finish and fantastically funky, bretty and mature and fruity there too, very little acidity here, the brett seems to well worked into the beer, the grape aspect, and the woodiness, its united in this delicate but distinctive way, i really have never tasted anything quite like this. carbonation explodes, the mouth waters for more after each sip, and this feels regal and fancy all the way, aided by the upscale packaging. i love this, every drop, and have a new respect for goose island again after this one. i have to find another couple of bottles, this is a beer of the year candidate for me so far this year, no joke! for all the rare and hyped up beers ive had lately, its goose island who beats them all, go figure...

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Photo of Roguer
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big fluffy white head with decent retention on a golden body.

Nose is champagne-like, with apples and pears, white wine, grapes, oak, and funk.

Flavor follows. It's a fairly straight forward, mildly funky ale reminiscent of a gueuze. Very tasty. Crisp and clean on the palate.

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- A hazy yellow golden hue with a no head and lacing.

S- A slight hint of oak and grapes.

T- The taste has some grape hints and very slight little oak hint.

M- A very light bodied, crispy, smooth with a decent carbonation beer.

O- Dry with a lots of carbonation and a decent kick.

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Brasserie Blanc from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 23 ratings