La Deuxieme | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Winter

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Added by CRJMellor on 05-18-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by PorterLambic:
Photo of PorterLambic
4.86/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Arrives a nice, clear, ruby-color. Little bitty head, really just a film.
Smell is malt, oak, cherry and figs(?). Great balance.
Taste is malty, with dark fruits all over, alcohol note, hints of pepper in back, though more pronounced in the aftertaste.
Full-bodied and very smooth. Warming with a light effervescence. You really should drink one of these befroe you take the dirt nap. An amazing brew, almost as if the channelled Duchess du Borgogne and bumped the ABV up a bit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.61/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Advertised as a dubbel. Served in a tulip glass and near room temp.

Slightly too dark and creamy for the style. Looks almost like a stout. Aroma consists of dark fruits, caramel, and a pinch of citrus and spices. Taste is dark fruit, mainly plum and fig, as well as nugget and toffee. Slight alcohol warming. Light to medium mouthfeel. Overall, bland and unfinished. Disapointing.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
This beer was served ice cold and hid some flavor until it had warmed a bit.

A-Thick creamy head with a dark opaque mahogany body.

S- sweet floral perfume smell but very clean when cold. A hint of dried fruit came out when it was warm.

T- Sweet maltyness with a bit of nugget flavor. There were some hints of sweet plum and lots of lemon, especially as it warmed. There was some tangy finishing notes. There were some phenol notes as it warmed aswell.

M- light mouthfeel with a slight alcohol warmth

D- This had a nice flavor but not near the flavors I had hoped for in a Belgian Strong. I think it needed to be fermented and served about 10-15 degrees cooler than what it was. It had quite a kid for the gentle alcohol warmth that came through.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark, dark ruby or garnet red with a tight off-white head. Spotty sheets of lace on the glass.
Aroma is highly spiced with light caramel and dark fruits and a fairly heavy dose of yeast.
Flavor is very spicy with a big coriander and yeast hit with some minor malty and fruity notes.
Mouthfeel is very Belgian but a little bit short on the finish. Spicy and decent malt but fell just kind of peters out towards the end instead of ending with a nice pronounced punch.
Drinkability is very high. Really hides the alcohol well.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at Goose Island-Clybourn 4/18/07. Listed on the menu as a Dubbel.

A: Very dark, opaque brown. No light showing through this one.

S: Sweet, fruity, nutty, and yeasty.

T: Nice flavors of plums, figs, dry malt, hops, chocolate, dark ripe fruits, and nuts.

M: At the same time dry, sweet, and bitter.

D: I found this to be very, very enjoyable. A nice mixture of sweet, dry, and earthy.

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Photo of sweethome
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the Clybourn pub. These notes a couple months old - I think I had this in mid-spring of this year.

Red/brown color - flat.

Bose is big, candy sugar, figs, and yeast funk.

Good representation of the style, a big yeasrt blast, full candy sugar flavors, dried fruits, a bit of hops to provide balance. A bit rocky.

I really like this beer and feel it hits the style quite well. The yeast strain did a nice job - full flavored and just the rite attenuation for the style.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A dark, very dark, red color that that is transparent. A little thin looking with a white head that dissipated quickly and didn't leave much lacing.

S - Dark fruit, sweet, some cherry and a lot of spice. Interesting smelling.

T - A lot of malts, particularly caramel. Brown sugar and some dark fruits that is just slightly hoppy.

M - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Slightly sweet knocks the drinkability down a little bit, but this is one I could drink again and be alright.

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Viggo
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed right before DLD. Served in a chalice.

Pours a cloudy brown, small off white head, minimal lacing, sticky layer. Smell is sweet, very perfumy, floral, some yeast, a bit of toffee, fruity goodness. Taste is sweet, yeasty, fruits, spicy middle, peppery alcohol and sherry in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent dubbel!

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Photo of JDV
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

on Tap at Goose Island. Pour is rich dark, reddish brown and transluscent. Smell is light alcohol, malt and belgian yeast. Taste is faintly malty and even more lightly tart with a hint of alcohol. Pretty bland, really. Just reminds me of the Matilda and Pere Jacques with its too subtle flavor.

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Photo of brdc
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at their location.

Pours a hazy golden brown beer, with an average white head.
Aroma is pleasant but not as strong as I usually like on a dubbel, with notes of caramel and dark fruits.
Taste is more on the sweet side, with some caramel and dark fruits, lacking a bit of depth and complexity.
Nice, but nothing special.

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Photo of LoRezDave
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 pour in a tulip glass at the Goose Island brewpub on Clybourn in Chicago.

From the menu...
"This Belgian style ale has sweet malt paired with fruity esters and a tart finish. 6.8% 12oz $7.

- nose: lots of fruit, stirring up and nosing produces some grassiness from light hopping, slight funk
- taste: quick sharp acidic bite followed quickly by whole sour cherries and rhubarb finishes with a hint of carmely malt.
- appearance: solid medium to dark brown. Barely any bubbles on the head (from the pour I believe) but nice lacing. Chill haze dissipates as it warms but eve at cellar temp it retains some haze.
- mouthfeel: more comfortable slight acidic bite, medium to high carb also produces some prickliness on the palate
- drinkability; the fruitiness cleans up and finishes nicely.

Great experimental beer. Might benefit from some more malty balance to work off the strong fruity character.

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Photo of kajerm
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cask pull at the Clybourn brewpub on 5/14/2007-- if this was retired, it definitely isn't anymore.

Pours dark brown, nearly black, and headless.

The aroma is almost pure dark malt with some light belgian yeast character. Not as complex as I'd hoped.

Tastes like it smells, so singlemindedly malty that if it weren't for the slight fruity ester character, I'd have called it a bock. It's not exactly cloying, but it's sweet enough (and unbalanced enough) that finishing a tulip of this gets to be a chore. Alcohol asserts itself late palate, which normally works with this style, but in the context of the masive malty sweetness, it makes the beer even richer and harder to finish.

Mouthfeel is a little too thin for the way this beer assaults your palate with malt.

I had a tough time finishing this one.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Goose Island menu - A Belgian-style dubbel brewed in Celebration of the 2nd birthday of brewer Wil’s 2nd daughter, Ciara.

A – Pours a dark amber with a thin brown head that recedes to a thin ring of film around the edge.

S – Complex and spicy, hints of dark fruit, sweet, almost candi sugar like, hint of cherry.

T – Malty, caramel, dark fruits, hint of cherry, slight bit of spice. Taste very similar to the way it smells. Nice and complex.

M – Nice smooth and creamy with a good amount of carbonation.

D – A very solid dubbel. Another good beer added to a list of many being produced at the brewpub.

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Photo of dmad50
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had La Deuxieme in a tulip glass on tap at the Clybourn Brewpub. I'm not sure if they're using the same recipe as before but the current incarnation borders on a sour. The beer is relatively thick and finishes with a tart taste - I could certainly drink a couple of these.

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Photo of makdeco
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought this years was good, had it on tap at Clyborne. Poured into a tulip style glass. Brownish orange/red color small head. Sweet malty-ness to it. A little of the alcohol taste comes but fades quickly to a smoother velvet taste.

Quite good. I look forward to when they do it again

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Photo of jrallen34
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I drank this on tap at GI into a tulip.

The beer pours a super dark blood red that is pretty clear. The head is light white, very watery and good quickly.

The aroma is super sweet, tons of inverted sugar to start, with the finish being a all dark fruits.

The taste is very malty with a ton of dark fruits again, mostly some figs.

The feel is super watery which isn't great.

Overall, this is ok, nothing special or anything I'd recommend getting. Good things its probably a one timer.

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La Deuxieme from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 17 ratings