Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
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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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
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Reviewed by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.76 by edthehead from Maryland

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 4 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by Eziel from Ohio

May 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

May 12, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by swanfungus from California

Apr 18, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by Darwin232 from New York

Mar 24, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by Roze from New York

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by julielynndubee from Virginia

Jan 02, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by KornWallace from New York

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by cwxc818 from Ohio

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by nollie77 from Ohio

Sep 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by masterofsparks from Ohio

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Alpar from Wisconsin

Aug 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Aug 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by innominat from Ireland

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 3 by Michael914 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ncelauro from New York

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Jul 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by maxcoinage from Illinois

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by wrightst from Maryland

Jul 18, 2014
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Reviewed by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 09, 2014
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3 by ffshore545 from Illinois

Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

May 02, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 02, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tp05lg from Canada (ON)

Apr 16, 2014
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