Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Pale Ale - Belgian
3.9 | pDev: 11.54%
Mar 13, 2021
Jun 05, 2009
Very Good
Notes: Last packaged in 2011. Earlier batches were 5.2% ABV.

A Belgian style pale ale blended with hibiscus and kombucha tea, Fleur is a beautiful, rose-colored ale with an aroma of strawberries and hibiscus flowers. Flavor balance starts with a hint of sweet, ripe berry and finishes tart.

Color: Rose
Hops: Super Styrian, Styrian Golding, Saaz
Malt: 2-Row, Caramel, Sugar

32 IBU
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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Drinking a 2011 in 2021
Look - bright orangish copper color which is fairly clear with a big white head
Smell - fruity brett smell with some pepper and belgium yeast
Taste - nice slight brett with an earthy floral taste and a slight spice
Feel - medium full body and slightly fizzy
Overall - for being 10 years old, shocked how good it is

Drinking a 2010 in 2022
Foamed up a lot when poured but other than that solid. Floral grainy slight citrus with a very tad tartness. Medium light body with a slight carb

Drank another 2011 at the end of 2021 and had to pour it, not good.

Mar 13, 2021
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

From notes - sampled fresh circa 2011

APP - crystal clear, glowing copper, low off-white head
AROMA - peach, brett-like fruitiness, pineapple, papaya, lemongrass, low horse, pepper, hibiscus, dried cherry
FLAVOR - peach, apricot, dried pineapple, nice herbal hop hit on the mid-palate, notes of white pepper and hay, strong tea-like character, low earthy flavor, very restrained sourness, high phenol, cigarette tobacco - very complex and fleeting flavor profile

MF - medium-liht bodied with bone-dry finish

Jul 27, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CaptainHate from Ohio

This 4/8/2011 5.2% bottle was a gift from a dog walking friend. The label recommended bottle conditioning for up to five years so I figured I'd better get cracking.

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a DFH tulip, there was still an abundant thick white head over a clear dark yellow body. Smell contained some of the winey hints present in some Belgian pale ales and maybe a hint of the flowery hop smells but I'm afraid most of them have faded. Taste was slightly more intense but I have a feeling the label advice was spot on. Mouthfeel was just fine per the style. Sorry I didn't drink this earlier but free craft beer FTW!

Apr 01, 2018
3.76 by edthehead from New York on Jun 12, 2016
4 by Hohnbaum from Kansas on Sep 20, 2015
4.1 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts on Jun 13, 2015
4.35 by Eziel from Ohio on May 26, 2015
4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on May 12, 2015
3.85 by swanfungus from California on Apr 18, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

A: This is copper to amber in color with a 1 finger rapidly dissipating head.
S: estery aromas with some floral in the nose, after the esters, malt.
T: There is a little malt and fruit at the start but it finishes with a spicy, herbal, floral under taste
F: Medium to medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: It is very refreshing. The herbal spiciness goes well with the carbonation and the hops. It kind of adds onto the malt and hop flavors – you can tell the floral is there but it is not overwhelming.

Apr 17, 2015
4 by Darwin232 from New York on Mar 24, 2015
3.62 by Roze from New York on Jan 02, 2015
3.63 by julielynndubee from Virginia on Jan 02, 2015
3.75 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Dec 23, 2014
3.75 by KornWallace from New York on Dec 13, 2014
4 by cwxc818 from Ohio on Nov 30, 2014
4 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio on Nov 03, 2014
3.75 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Nov 02, 2014
3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Sep 28, 2014
4 by nollie77 from Ohio on Sep 08, 2014
3.5 by masterofsparks from Ohio on Sep 01, 2014
3.5 by malfunxion from New York on Aug 21, 2014
3.5 by Alpar from Wisconsin on Aug 17, 2014
3.75 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Aug 15, 2014
4 by innominat from Ireland on Aug 11, 2014
3 by Michael914 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2014
3.75 by zestar from California on Aug 01, 2014
4.25 by ncelauro from New York on Jul 31, 2014
4 by jrenihan from Canada (ON) on Jul 31, 2014
3.5 by ConradKenney from Maryland on Jul 20, 2014
4 by maxcoinage from Illinois on Jul 18, 2014
4 by wrightst from Maryland on Jul 18, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

2010 Bottle of GI Fleur - Label says that it can develop fro up to 5 years in the bottle.

A- Hazy redish orange with tiny, tiny bubbles forming a tall head that slims down to next to just a thin layer
S- Thick smell of begium yeasts and flowers. Some tartness coming through too.
T- This beer seems to be front loaded. Intense carbination, tartness and classic belguim characteristics up front, but fades to almost nothing. Maybe a light floral aftertaste, but that's it... like it wipes the slate clean with each gulp.
M- Very fizzy up front and thin in the back

O- Glad I gave it a crack, but I wish the flavors lasted longer... its and nice ride, but a short one.

Jul 15, 2014
3.5 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

2011 bottle. Pour is hazed bright golden orange with a tight white head. Nose is strong brett, citrus and a good bit of lemon, dusty notes, hint of herbal tea behind. Taste also has a ton of brett, a little overpowering in the flavor, still extremely citrusy with a good bit of lemon. More dusty notes, moderately herbal, hints of cobb webb. Body is light, even so faintly syrupy in back, very assertively carbonated, and a fairly dry finish.

Jul 06, 2014
3 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Jul 04, 2014
4.25 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey on Jun 16, 2014
4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas on May 02, 2014
4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas on May 02, 2014
3.5 by tp05lg from Canada (ON) on Apr 16, 2014
Fleur from Goose Island Beer Co.
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