Loud And Thirsty | Goose Island Beer Co.

8 Ratings

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden color, Saaz hop aroma, Pilsner malt flavor, medium body.

Added by TMoney2591 on 06-07-2012

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of olafphysics
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Grohnke
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Clybourn in late january. Transferring my review log.

Pours brilliantly clear, dark gold. Short last, white head fizzes away as its brought to me from the server

High noble hops, grassy, herbal, and Lightly floral. Almost in equal intensity is the grainy, bready, sweet pils malt.

Moderately high grainy sweet pils malt flavor. Again, in equal intensity is the noble hop flavors, reminiscent of the same varieties in the nose. Well balanced. Bitterness is moderately high as well peaking right when the quick moderately dry finish begins. Light grain and moderate floral hops remain the in aftertaste. Light alcohol on the palate.

Medium light body with medium carbonation. Easy drinking and crisp.


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Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MasterSki
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a stein at Goose Island Wrigleyville.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed orange-golden color.

S - Lightly toasted grains, a bit of sweet malt but mostly bready. Touch of floral and earthy noble hops, and that characteristic lager 'twang'.

T - The taste has a bit more hop presence, manifesting as both lemon, herbs, and bitterness in the finish. Taste is similarly malt-forward with bread, lightly toasted grains, and a bit of sweetness - is there a touch of wheat in the malt bill? Gets a tad fruitier as it warms up.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, with pleasant, crisp carbonation. Lightly dry, clean finish, with no discernible alcohol.

D - A nice enjoyable lager that you could drink in large quantities. I'm surprised by the higher ABV, as I could easily down a few steins of this on a hot day. I'm really starting to appreciate easy-drinking lagers these days after years of burning out on barleywines and stouts; this was a good one.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a clear golden color. Light lacing and a good head. Nose brings good Noble hops. Slight earth and floral character. Body and flavor are light with low-moderate hop character and moderate hop bitterness. Pilsner malt in the background. Good beer. Very refreshing. Couldn’t taste the alcohol, but wish it were a bit lower.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stein at the Clybourn brewpub.

Not a good combination on most occasions... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly hazy straw topped by a finger of white froth. The nose comprises grass, flowers, very light pine needles, very light oak, and a kiss of lemon. The taste brings in more of the same, with more of the lemon showing through, and with some sourdough being added for good measure. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively dry finish. Overall, a nice little Dortmunder, a fitting drink for this fine sunny afternoon.

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Loud And Thirsty from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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