Gillian | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Scully

White Pepper Strawberry Saison
After a free rise fermentation with our Saison yeast strain, we add crushed white pepper, mashed fresh Michigan strawberries and Local Farmer's market honey to create a dry, drinkable yet complex Saison variation.

Named in honor of Gillian Anderson who worked at Goose Island Brewpub in Chicago, IL while a student at DePaul University.

25 IBU

Added by thetomG on 08-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,689
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
767
pDev:
8.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.41/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz draft pour into a snifter shows a hazy gold body with a slight ring of bubbles and lacing.
Aroma is strawberry/banana and a touch of sour.
Flavors include the above.
Clean feel and dry finish.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled February 22nd 2016.

Pours a cloudy orange yellow with a small and quickly receding head of foam.

Smells like wine infused with Brett. Strong Brett.

Brett and tartness rule with some honey like sweetness interspersed throughout. Tasty.

Very lively carbonation.

A very good sister.

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Photo of pagriley
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ej8
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Added from previous notes from the first release:

T: Tart, sweet strawberry, earthy funk, plastic/rubber, honey, peppercorn, champagne, too expensive to get often

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drew74
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gilgar
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of donspublic
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into a shaker pint (yeah full 16 for $7 love Kroger) 1/2 finger head recedes rather quick to a pool. Pale golden in the glass, nor far from being clear. Smells of lactic, peaches. Taste initially of muted peach, somewhat tropical. This is a beautiful beer, great mouthfeel, carbonation, the works. Not much Belgian esters but that is ok.

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gillian from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 767 ratings