Goose Feathers | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by AgentZero on 10-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of CPAles
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)
Labeled as an ESB on the menu

A- This beer pours a snow white head with a slightly hazy dark orange with an occasional bubble popping up.

S- The gentle malt touch has some nice honey malt aroma with a flinty stone note in the finish.

T- The nice fresh malt has a touch of sweetness with a cracker note with a note of fruity ester that grow as the beer opens. The finish takes on a green bitter note that takes on a dandelion green note to a dry finish.

M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a creamy texture and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a very sessionable beer with a nice smooth malty flavor and a good hop snap.

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Photo of bstyle
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of cps98
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DCon
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL for $6. Tapped from the Goose Tap Handle w/ a white head & black beak & Goose Feathers labeled on it into a 16oz Pint Glass. Enjoyed this brew before the tour.

Aroma- Very light aroma... Malt and sweetness are involved but nothing else. Very clean and to the point. Should be a bit more.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that dies immediately. Has a golden body that is very clear. Leaves no lacing or suds at all! At least the color was on for this one!

Flavor- Has a strong malty start and then finishes with a sour note. Very strange! Has a very light bitterness and the hops are only light-medium in rank. Tough to pick up anything in this!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and not much else. The body was good for the style but no other attributes make up this one.

Overall Impression- An easy brew to start out with but wouldn't go back to it... More of a Golden Ale or Lager more than an English Bitter. I went for this one because of never hearing of it and knowing it was a limited one from BA. Will say, be ready to order another one because this one went down quickly!

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Photo of AgentZero
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A golden colored beer with a little bit of orange tint to it. Small white head that faded away to nothing. Very translucent.

S - Some pale malts, lightly toasted grains. A bit of sweet caramel and light honey with some mild bittering hops on the end.

T - Tastes a lot like a sweet pilsner to me, while avoiding being hot like some of them get. Lightly toasted sweet malts with a touch of honey and some mild bittering hops on the end.

M - Crisp, slightly syrupy, medium bodied.

O - Not bad, although not what I would expect from an English Style Bitter. Seemed more like a Pilsner to me. I liked it less and less as I drank it and it became kind of sour.

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Goose Feathers from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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