Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
3.81 | pDev: 5.77%
Sep 21, 2018
Sep 07, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Notes of cocoa and toasted bread with full malt flavor and firm bitterness.
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: brilliant copper permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a lacy 1.5" off-white to light cream cap

S: grainy rich malt, spicy hops, medium low fruity esters, baked bread and nutty bread crust

T: Rich malt leads the flavors featuring bread crust, light toast, and nuts

F: creamy smooth with a medium body and medium plus carbonation

O: a clean, smooth, full flavored, very drinkable beer
Sep 21, 2018
Rated: 3.33 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by PatGreer from Massachusetts

Apr 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Copper to light amber hued with a half inch of creamy brown on top. There's a nice balance of caramel and marzipan aroma. I'm tasting that luscious caramel and marzipan flavor. There's a just enough grassy hop bitterness at the back of the palate to offset the malt. The mouths has just a hint of light stickiness from all of that malt.
Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by csnyder83 from Maryland

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by KingTen144 from Illinois

Dec 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear brown color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of wood, yeast, hint of rye, hint of roasted malt, slight alcohol, and slight hop. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight earthiness, yeast, hint of rye, hint of roasted malt, slight alcohol, and slight hop. Overall, good body, sporadic blend,and good appearance.
Nov 27, 2017
Rated: 3.29 by hophugger from Virginia

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Nov 15, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by norinco from Ohio

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by drstalker from Illinois

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by avisong from Virginia

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by moundbz from North Dakota

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Oct 15, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by JDizzle from Indiana

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by onlymurderers from Illinois

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Oct 04, 2017
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Reviewed by nater919 from New York

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured an amber, copper color copper with a medium, lasting head.
Smells of toasty malt and a slight floral hop character.
Taste of bread and toffee with a sweet malt finish with a nice bitterness from the hops.
Medium body and lasting finish.
Nice example of the style, would drink again.
Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by CreedeSon from Illinois

Sep 20, 2017
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz, Bottled on 27JUL17; from a mixed "Employee O̶n̶l̶y̶ Case" purchased at Costco
Copper colored ale with a creamy and very persistent beige head that doesn't really dissipate much. Toasty grain, toffee, caramel, and earthy hops for aroma. Hearty malt-forward flavors provide notes of toasted grain, burnt caramel, toffee, and bread crust matched with some earthy and spicy hops for bitterness. Medium bodied and very creamy. Finishes well balanced with some pine, pepper, and fruity esters hanging around on the palate. Overall, I dig this Altbier: in my opinion it's a good representation of a style that is not brewed too often.
Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 07, 2017
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