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Fertile Crescent | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CLCardinal84 on 01-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Photo of mjohnson17
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

10 oz pour served in a snifter

A: Burnt orange, a bit hazy but settles to a fairly clear orange. A bit of white foam head that dissipated quickly.

S: Caramel, sweet, maple, oak barrel. A hint of wine notes, maybe a riesling.

T: A bit sweet, some caramel or maple soaked oak characteristics. molasses notes. A slight bourbon tinge. Also has nice wine characteristics with the oak, a bit of tannin.

M: Nice and creamy. Smooth.

O: I'm not very familiar with this style but is was very good. It has really nice wine characteristics balanced with nice toffee and caramel malt notes. A nice cloyingly mix of sweet and tart. Definitely recommend, there's a reason this won an award.

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Photo of CLCardinal84
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stopped in to grab 2 BCBS snifters and decided after a long day of work I'd belly up to the bar for a pour of this. 10 oz. served in a snifter.

A: Gorgeous hazy burnt orange color. No lacing whatsoever. Looked like an IPA based on the pour.
S: Downright awesome. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, a hint of maple syrup. I could have just sat and smelled it.
T: I haven't had a lot of wheatwine's before but this was outstanding. It won gold in the Barleywine category at FoBAB '12 and I can't see a reason not to put it at the top. Tasted a lot of bourbon, molasses, oak and a little dark fruit/chocolate.
M: Creamy and decadent
O: This was just a huge plus of picking up the snifters. If this doesn't blow today, I may go back for another pour tonight. Awesome beer. Jared's barrel-aged beers are really really damn good.

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Fertile Crescent from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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