Queen-OA | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cherry blossom color, Ruby Red grapefruit aroma, effervescent citrus flavor, light body.

Added by TMoney2591 on 01-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of BRami127
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Sammy
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Wriggleyville. Resembling a saki, this is a beer based on quinoa. Sourish from the get go, with some strawberry sweetness in there (not enough apparently). A tad below average mouthfeel. Slight pinking tinge. Watermelon juice.Doesn't work.

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Photo of MasterSki
2.82/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Clybourn. Ordered as part of a flight.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thick collar and a lonely wispy patch on top, but no lace. Hazy pink grapefruit body.

S - Aroma is...unexpected. Grapefruit pith, mint(?), and harsh, medicinal brett dominate.

T - Taste is a bit bitter, as it has a midly tea-like quality to it. Predominately grapefruit, but with some actual quinoa presence as well (and I'd know, as I eat a lot of quinoa thanks to my vegan wife). The finish has some of the medicinal brett quality I noticed in the aroma, but it's less offensive.

M - Medium-light body, with a pulpy and tannic texture. Light residual stickiness. I think more bubbles would have helped, as this was quite watery.

D - The taste is passable, but the aroma is actually on the unpleasant side of things. Not undrinkable, but far from compelling, even considering the strict limitations of creating gluten-free beer. My friends with celiac disease deserve better.

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Photo of gtermi
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is a very nice clear pink with a white head that is barely visible.

S: There is a lot of grapefruit on the nose of this beer. I am also picking up some sugary smells, but mostly just grapefruit.

T: This to me sort of taste like a Rosa Blanca wine. It is very sweet and has a lot of grapfruit, just as the smell does. A lot to be desired for.

M: There is a bit of crispness on the back of the throat and that was pretty much it. It was very watery, which took away from the beer.

O: This, to me, isnt really even beer. It is gluten-free, but it tastes a lot more like a wine to me. It was nice to try, but I really did not care for this beer at all.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

This was advertised as a gluten-free beer that has yet to be certified as such. Amongst the ingredients are a couple different quinoa varieties and a strain of Brett. Interesting. It pours a hazy pink lemonade (seriously, looked just like pink lemonade) topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises ruby red grapefruit, sour rye, and light orange zest. The taste holds notes of ruby red grapefruit, light blood orange, rye bread, pomelo, vague spice, and a twinge of Brett-y funk (I thought I tasted it, then was told about the yeast by the bartender after inquiring...nailed it!). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, an interesting idea, but one whose end result is something I can't say I'm all that thrilled about.

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Queen-OA from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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