Queen B | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by paco1029384756 on 12-13-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of manahansf
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy copper color topped with a thin and creamy off white head. The nose is light and gives off hints of sweet grains. The flavor of the sweet malt dominates the taste with little to no hop presence. Also, there is an inappropriate smoked peat flavor which distracts from the brew. The body is light with relatively high carbonation and is refreshing, however the finish emphasizes the peaty flavor as it finishes a little dry and harsh.

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Photo of OttoBomb
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 14 oz. tulip glass at Goose Island Clybourn (January 19, 2010).

Eyes: Pours a darker amber/copper color. Moderate, fluffy head and lacing.

Nose: I'm surprised by the hops in this style, but pleasantly so. Smells baked bread and dried fruit. Smells a tad earthy.

Tongue: Very nice indeed. There is a semi-sweet malty goodness, coupled with the bitter hop aftertaste. A powerful character in all areas, but well balanced.

Mouth: 7.5%? Very surprised by this ABV as it's undetectable. Good carbonation and body, with a solid dry bitter finish.

Libation: I didn't realize I was drinking an "Imperial" English Bitter until I read the menu, I just thought I had a very robust hopy brew. I must say I like the style and injection of some new subtle facets to an old standard. Good work by the brewer Wil Turner! I'll be ordering again and hoping this makes it into bottles.

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Photo of jt31914
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty bitter and hoppy brew, yet still very drinkable. Overall my least favorite beer during my Goose Island trip, but still quite flavorful and definitely worth a drink if you're at Clybourn. Didn't have to much head; similar to an IPA in color and taste - a nice amount of citrus as well.

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Photo of robbyc1
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the pub in December, this Imperial Bitter has a nice clear auburn look with a good head, the smell and flavor have solid malts and hops, but the hops predominated and give it a dry, bitter finish, well done for the style. This should be one of the their one-off bottled beers, nicely done.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful orange color with a long lasting, smooth, creamy head.

Scent is fruity and malts with some grain and breadiness. Full and fairly robust, smells like a good one for the colder weather.

Taste is similar, fruity with more blueberry than the scent, with a strong malty backbone. A nice robust Imperial Bitter for a cold winter night, try it while you can.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth, wonderful.

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Queen B from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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