Small Bird Series: Itty-Bitty Goose | Trillium Brewing Company

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Small Bird Series: Itty-Bitty GooseSmall Bird Series: Itty-Bitty Goose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshingly hoppy American pale ale, Itty Bitty Goose is another edition in our "Small Bird Series" of lower ABV pale ales. The nose is an ripe apricot, lemon, and lightly toasted malt. Citrus peel and grassy hop flavors fill the palate and ends in a soft yet crisp mouthfeel. Dry and effervescent, light to medium bodied.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Malted Triticale from Valley Malt, Flaked Oats, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: Amarillo, El Dorado, CTZ

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,491
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
202
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 202
Reviews by woodychandler:
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3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I CANsider myself very fortunate to have been the lucky winner of a buncha CANs in a recent lottery on a different social media site. I merely had to pony up the cost of shipping, which was modest, in return for a buncha CANs for The CANQuest (tm)! I had heard of & was certainly aware of Trillium B.C., but I have not been trading in a while & so I did not give them much thought. I am now interested in drinking & reviewing the entire Small Bird Series, especially Pipsqueak Penguin & Stumpy Duck since I have an affinity for the former & a rubber form of the latter who oversees my drinking & will be in an NBS pic later.

Nowt to report from the stark grey & white CAN. 8=(

I heard the Itty-Bitty Goose squawk when I Crack!ed her open & it was not my intention to goose the Goose any further, so I went with a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass as my duck looked on. Jeez-O, man, doesn't anyone believe in filtration?!? The Goose was as cloudy as my brows at seeing yet another unfiltered beer. A quack, er, quick in-glass swirl raised just over a finger of foamy, soapy, eggshell-white head that flapped its wings and dissipated on the wind. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had a distinct lemony citrusiness and the apricot was discernible, but I may not have identified it without their help. A toast & a draught & I was off and running. Mouthfeel was a bit light for the style, not watery, but weak for an APA. The taste was kind of light and ethereal, lemon and malt, evocative of lemon biscotti, but not as pronounced as I would have liked. I was also thinking about how it might stand up to the style's standard-bearer, SNPA & IMHO, it would be found lacking. Finish was pleasantly dry, slightly citrusy & bitter, but mellowed by its malt. It was a decent enough beer, but as an APA, I felt unfulfilled.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Smokee
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, freshly canned today. Looks decent, the head dissipates a little quickly. Orangey-yellow and cloudy. Not a ton to smell, more malt than allot of other trilliums, Just an okay mouthfeel. A little pepper lemon and apricot, then malt, then hops. Overall, good to very good, a little different than the usual Trillium offerings a nice change.

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slight decent foamywhite head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is hazy and orange. The beer smell has strong orange and floral hop notes with a hint of oatmeal sweetness that reminds me a bit of raspberries when combined with the rye notes. The beer itself has strong orange and floral hop notes with a raspberry sweet aftertaste from the oatmeal and rye. The rye is fairly subtle and acts more to work with the oatmeal than anything else. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and smooth with a light body but on the heavy side. Overall, a pretty good and unique pale ale that hits the spot on a warm night.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky yellow
Citrus pale Malta bready malts

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Photo of Duff27
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz growler was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a yellow orange with no clarity, but vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Citrus, some lemon, grassy, and herbal hops followed by biscuity, wheaty, bready, toasted, chewy, pale, and caramel malts.

Taste: Nice and subtle hop flavor followed by toasted, pale, and chewy chewy malts. Light bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, a tad chewy, light bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Another solid offering from the little bird series. While I have liked others more, this one is still a little tasty treat.

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Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of thampel09
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy light orange hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of light stone fruit, faint dank hops, very light citrus.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. There is huge cracked wheat thing going on just destroys the hops. Hops which are lightly citrus.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this was a rather messy beer, huge wheat ruined the beer.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of eawolff99
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Earthy, slightly rotten. Worse of this set.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from Rejtable

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Photo of KingforaDay
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SenorHops
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Tschnab
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satchboogie
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Small Bird Series: Itty-Bitty Goose from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 202 ratings