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Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #279
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,690
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 14.53%
Ratings:
81
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 09, 2021
Added:
Apr 01, 2013
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  14
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Brewed for the upcoming (hopefully) warm weather with a traditional Kolsch yeast, which lends toward a fruity and flavorful beer with a nose of floral and fruity hops and a soft malt body with a crisp, dry finish.

9 IBU
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3.12 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
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3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Light gold in color with a heavy presence of carbonation bubbles. There’s a fingernail of off white on top. Light, soapy lacing is present. The aroma is of a passion fruit. I taste a hefty dose of passion fruit. The mouth is highly carbonated and crisp.

Sep 26, 2021
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by sbrowning

Just weird. Weak, metallic, bizarre aftertaste.

May 30, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by BWSr from Massachusetts

Having my second one of these on a hot summer day. Definitely a good summer beer. Nothing overpowering. Just enjoyable w a fruity smell and taste.

May 22, 2021
 
3.96 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on May 22, 2021
 
3.5 by Walnut from Missouri on May 14, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, tropical fruit and funky yeast. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops, wheat malt, passion fruit and funk fill the mouth. Finish is long and sour. Nice brew.

Apr 15, 2021
 
4 by GRhoads from Ohio on Apr 11, 2021
 
4 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

Pours a regular semi clear yellow, aroma is very faint, Lager like, taste is of a common Bud, not much here.

Jan 18, 2021
 
2.77 by megamick from Iowa on Nov 01, 2020
 
3.99 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Nov 01, 2020
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3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Emil's Tavern on July 19, 2020.

Oct 13, 2020
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3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Joekohl from Illinois

I’ve never been a flavored beer fan however I can say this was enjoyable. Smooth drink, nicely carbonated, refreshing brew.

Oct 04, 2020
 
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
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3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Passion fruit up front along with some citrus and other tropical fruit

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the passion fruit and citrus and then slowly picks up some bready malt. Finishes with lingering bread and passion fruit

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid summer sipper that is very easy to drink and is super approachable. Worth a shot

Jul 26, 2020
 
3.4 by Cfitty from New York on Jul 25, 2020
 
4 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jul 13, 2020
 
3.46 by MykeJ from Minnesota on Jul 06, 2020
 
3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont on Jul 04, 2020
 
3.9 by alexsergio from New York on Jun 28, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom taster pint; best by 22 September 2020.
A: Pours an every so slight straw color with a two finger, white head, solid retention of a broad ring, but very little lacing.
S: Fruity, to say the least. Aromas of passionfruit, pineapple, and raspberry.
T: Sweet and slightly tart. Palate basically the same as the nose. Bitterness subtle and creates a real balance with the sweetness and fruitiness.
M: Light bodied with moderate but persistent carbonation.
O: A remarkably refreshing and enjoyable (passion)fruit beer, but on a Kölsch base. Definitely the right thing for Summer.

May 05, 2020
 
3.5 by d5001986 from Wisconsin on Apr 26, 2020
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3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 122 oz can dated 29 Aug 20. Sampled April 24, 2020.

Golden-yellow pour with lively carbonation building up to a white foamy head. Long lasting.

Passion fruit was promised and passion fruit you get in the aroma. Along with a cereal grain or more specifically a sourdough sensation.

Light body although smooth.

Sweet and full of passion fruit. Almost to the extreme. I did not get very excited about this beer. I wouldn't miss it if I never had it again.

Apr 25, 2020
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Apr 19, 2020
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3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by LisaSpano from Illinois

Light and springy tasting. Tastes Somewhere in between a seltzer malt drink and a wit beer.

Mar 22, 2020
 
3.03 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts on Mar 11, 2020
 
3.81 by SWChi from Illinois on Feb 21, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Hazy gold. One finger of thick white head with good retention.

Smell: Strong passionfruit, watermelon, honeydew, and strawberry. Absolutely tiny amount of malt coming through the nose. Could easily be mistaken for a flavored malt beverage like a Bacardi Breezer.

Taste: Much less fruity than the nose. Mild malt with a very tiny amount of citrusy hops, but no bitterness. Faint watermelon and honeydew. The nose may be juicy, but it tastes like hard seltzer.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: It starts out promising a lot, but ends up falling prey to the desire for a poundable beer. It could easily be mistaken for a White Claw product in a different container.

Jan 27, 2020
 
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Dec 13, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Goose Island Beer Co. "SPF"
12 fl. oz. can coded "27NOV19 11:42" and sampled on 28OCT19 11:06
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well there must be some definite passion fruit in here because I could smell it as I poured it. Is it real? No, it's passion fruit flavor but that's OK. It's a hazy golden beneath a finger-thick head of creamy white foam. The aroma is definitely of sweetened passion fruit, and I'm not finding anything beyond it. The flavor, however, brings in some lightly doughy malt, and a mild bitterness. Ehhh, me thinks 'meh'. This isn't much different than so many of the raspberry ales that I used to drink back in the late '90s - except that it's passion fruit extract instead. It's OK, but it's not great. Let me finish up quickly: medium bodied with a gently effervescent, fine-bubbled carbonation and some pretty good lacing and still a bit of a surface covering of foam to it. It's a little too 'passion-fruity' for me, and I'll say slightly off-balance in general but good for what it is. Take out any of that passion fruit essence and people would complain it wasn't fruity enough. Add more bitterness or acidity to it and they'd complain about that. We all have our preferences, and I'm guessing that for now at least this is what's selling.
Review #6,764

Oct 28, 2019
 
3.69 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Oct 14, 2019
 
3.97 by beerjerk666 from Florida on Oct 13, 2019
 
3.77 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri on Sep 15, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: Good clarity on a golden orange coloring. Lots of macro-bubbly activity within. Weathered white head, spongy porous texture, about 1/4 inch, has a moderate rate of retention. Small lace lashes on the vessel.

S: Watermelon, honeydew fruity nose, with some bubblegum yeastiness with a perfumy scent and delivery. Freshly sliced apples drip with juiciness along with white grapes, and sweet guava. Nicely blended, good awareness, very pleasant, fresh, fruity, and wet. Almost fruit cup like.

T: Flavor followed the nose, very fruity, fresh and wet. White grapes, tropical notes along with watermelon, pear juice, and some fresh apple slices. Sweet oranges, passion fruit with hints of pineapple all nicely blended and married as with the nose, with each having great distinction and individual character and easy to define. A tropical fade with some kiwi-strawberry.

M: Light to medium body, good carbonation texture, good feel, wine cooler like.

O: Beautiful blend of tropical flavor and fresh breakfast fruit, showing a wide spectrum of flavor and strong individual content. Fruity, fresh and wet and very refreshing for easy drinking and pool side/beach consumption ideal for the hot summer time weather. Wine cooler like fruitiness high drinkability, very smooth and blended flavor.

Sep 09, 2019
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2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by mooseisloose from Florida

Drinking from a can. Aroma is sweet like passion fruit. Taste is nice and carbonated with good body but a bit too sweet. This might be better dranken on the rocks or in crushed ice. The idea is there but it is way overdone. If you want a good one of these drink Kona’s. Maybe that’s why Publix was Buy one get one. I’ll feed this to the guests.

Sep 05, 2019
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1.95/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
by Calarice from Kentucky

Horrible. Like carbonated fruit flavored water that you get at the dollar store. I wouldn't even classify this as beer. I'm sorry to come of harsh but this was very dissatisfying.

Aug 12, 2019
 
3.99 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2019
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