Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

The Alsatian | Goose Island Beer Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
20 Ratings

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.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by codynevels:
Photo of codynevels
3.25/5  rDev -9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of deebo
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

 310 characters

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of anticipation23
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

 593 characters

Photo of HopsMatt
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of olafphysics
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of YalovaIA
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mnphish
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of kjrod20
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SeanBond
3.75/5  rDev +5%

The Alsatian from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 20 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.