The Alsatian | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yellow ochre color, blood orange aroma, spice and white wine flavor, medium-rich body.

Added by TMoney2591 on 07-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Clybourn
A-Slighty hazy. Golden in color. White ringing of foam.
S-Orange fruity aroma. Floral. Spicy. Banana.
T-Sweet with phenolic flavors. A bit of sourness.
M-A bit of a long peppery finish. A touch bitter.
O-A very delicate beer for 8.4% ABV. Heavy on the spice but it is a saison. Pretty solid.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

The Pre-Gold Box Excursion continues with this "French saison". It pours a lightly-hazy brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises musty orange zest, cracked wheat, French bread, and coriander. The taste brings in more of the same, with a brighter and stronger contingent of orange (possibly blood?), some black pepper, and some spicy Chardonnay grapes. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice little BdG/saison, something I could easily see drinking again.

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The Alsatian from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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