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:
Gillian - Saison with Strawberry, Honey, and White Pepper

Alias of Scully: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1549/61122

Added by Jason on 08-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
725
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
215
For Trade:
32
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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewsandBlues
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Slater's 50/50 Rancho Cucamonga on 08/17/16.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shleepy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden color (or maybe a shade darker than that). Stonefruit and bright strawberry notes in the smell. A great (high) level of sourness in the taste. Some vineousness. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Very good.

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Photo of swierczt
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blowtorchboy
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent peach color with near zero head. No head retention or lacing, murks up a little

S: Sourness, wet hay

T: Follows the nose, lemon & cherry sweet tart, plus dryness up front. Puckery sourness as this warms, a little grapefruit, lemon & raspberry & strawberry, plus a little oaky dryness, some dry white wine sneaks through as well. Finishes with a little acid, strawberry, & Chardonnay & a touch of lemon sweet tart

MF: Light body, delicate carbonation, a little acidity

Very good take on the style, pretty darn drinkable, ABV is very well hidden. Worth the money

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Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an elegant sour. The subtle redfruit tartness on the tongue is excellent! It won't win any festival awards for best of category, but one never tires of drinking it.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2016

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fairly quickly fades down to a thin cap

S: A bit of a tart note to start things off, followed by the strawberry and light peppery notes. Light sweetness from the honey comes through as well, although it is a bit hidden under the tart notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a moderate tartness and some light acetic notes followed by the strawberry and white pepper notes. A bit of fruitiness and farmhouse character comes through from the yeast as well. Finishes with lingering strawberry and pepper notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate, spritzy carbonation

O: An extremely refreshing and surprisingly easy to drink farmhouse beer, especially considering the higher abv (the abv on this bottle is 8.8%). A good summer sipper that has the potential to age very well. Definitely worth checking out

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J_Wheels
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gillian from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 725 ratings.
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