Florence
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #113
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #24,492
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 18.81%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
21
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Golden color, tangerine peel aroma, effervescent peach flavor, medium body.

Chef Collaboration series: Brewed w/Chef Doug Psaltis of RPM
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Clybourn location.

A: amber color, slight haze, some head but not a lot
S: traditional Belgian golden ale with strong fruity qualities (a bit too fruity) and some yeast
T: medium bodied, strong peach flavor, a bit dominating and not well-balanced, could tone down fruitiness
M: slightly cloying
O: overall, ok, but could be toned down a bit with fruitiness and bring in a bit more spicy yeast

Dec 14, 2012
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Auracom from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at GI Clybourn. 12 oz. in a Belgian tulip on July 1st, 2012.

A - Pours a straw yellow golden coloring. 1.5 fingers of an off-white head with marginal retention and soapy lacing.

S - Quite earthy. Dry hay, peaches, plentiful alternate light citrus, and a bit herbal.

D - Much bigger malt presence than I found in the aroma. The fruit and saison-like characters take a backseat to a clean, bready quality. I guess that's fine, but it's a bit boring.

M - Semi-dry finish. Light-medium body. Appropriate carbonation.

D I like the nose, but the taste just doesn't carry enough of the peaches through and needed a little bit of acid or sweetness to offset the malt.

Jul 06, 2012
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a 12oz tulip.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap, with a lonely splotch of lace remaining. Hazed golden body.

S - Hefty amounts of citrus - not sure if this is from hops or some sort of adjunct. Fruity esters reveal the Belgian yeast, and there's some floral notes as well, all over top of a honey-dipped bread malt backbone.

T - Lemon, peach, and a hint of tangerine zest. More yeast presence here, with a slightly tangy sourdough finish that lingers into the aftertaste. Not as good as the aroma unfortunately.

M - Active carbonation, slightly grainy medium body, and a dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence, as is expected from the style.

D - A thoroughly enjoyable and easy-drinking Belgian. Reminds me of thetomG's P.G.A.T.T. a bit with the mix of Belgian yeast and intense citrus flavors. Would gladly drink this again, and kind of wish it was available for growler fills.

Jul 02, 2012
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Though Flo was out, a similarly-named beer was there to take her place. Right on. It pours a clear apple juice topped by a half-finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises peachfuzz, mandarin orange, light coriander, and light sourdough. The taste brings in more of the same, with more peach (both flesh and skin) and a touch of tangelo zest. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice little beer, one that really brings some nice peachiness to the table, but nothing really all that outstanding in the end.

Jun 30, 2012
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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a 12 oz. tulip. 5.5% ABV.

3.5 A: Very lightly hazed dark yellow color. Came with a small white head.

4.5 S: Big tangerine and peach fruitiness. Grapefruit underneath. Moderate amounts of neutral malt sweetness. Peppery spiciness along with some other harder to identify spice species.

4.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Peach, tangerine, and light grapefruit. Super clean neutral maltiness with lots of spiciness with pepper leading the charge.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness.

4.5 D: Really tasty without any major flaws. Probably one of my favorite GI brews that aren't Bourbon County or King Henry.

Jun 27, 2012
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a footed tulip glass at Goose Clybourn.

Bright saturated orange body, fairly sharp clarity with rising carb trails visible. Thin layer of frothy white foam that has a meringue surface texture. Lasting head retention and some good lacing observed as well.

Fruity tangerine and peach aromas as advertised, some light spiciness from the Belgian yeast.

More fruity notes in the taste, citrus pith and some fuzzy peach present. Effervescent body, dries out in the finish somewhat, with lingering fruity flavors. Plenty of flavoring hops here without the bitterness, only lending fruit flavors and a very mild bitterness. Clean feel, though nuanced with interesting flavors. Would drink again, and would recommend at the pub.

Jun 10, 2012
Florence from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 21 ratings