Prairie Smoke
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
German Helles
Ranked #125
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #29,801
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 25.07%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
16
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
Notes: Dandelion color, light smoke aroma, soft malt flavor, medium-light body.
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a stein at the Clybourn brewpub.

The pre-Gold Box Excursion rolls on to a Munich helles made with smoked malts. I'm GI's huckleberry here. It pours a clear pale brass topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild wheat, mild smoke, and light flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with the smoke taking on a sweeter, hammier character, which melds well with the sweet biscuit-like nature of its surroundings. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a pretty nice smoked helles, one that certainly doesn't overdo the smoke, something that allows for a high drinkability. And this is coming from an avowed smoke-fiend.

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Prairie Smoke from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 16 ratings