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Goose Island Brewing Company

Official Web Page 
1800 Fulton, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Tel: (312) 226-1119

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Beers Reviewed

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Goose Island Christmas Ale Type: Winter ABV: 6.8%
Light for Xmas Ale, sweet and smooth with a little chocolate, but a definite bitterness. Finish is dry and coffee-like, not dissimilar to a stout, but short-lived.
Ratings: Appearance: 4/5 Aroma: 7/10 Palate: 3/5 Taste: 7/10 Overall: 14/20 Score: 3.5


Goose Island Honker's Ale Type: Pale Ale ABV: 4.7%
Hoppy, citrusy. Initially sweet but hop and bitterness dominate, slightly toasty aftertaste.
Ratings: Appearance: 4/5 Aroma: 6/10 Palate: 3/5 Taste: 6/10 Overall: 13/20 Score: 3.2


Goose Island Oatmeal Stout Type: Oatmeal Stout ABV: 5%
Strong smell of malt with chocolate and coffee. Light body, caramel malt and chocolate dominate. Smooth and creamy with dry burnt aftertaste.
Ratings: Appearance: 4/5 Aroma: 9/10 Palate: 4/5 Taste: 8/10 Overall: 17/20 Score: 4.2


Goose Island Summertime German Style Kölsch Bier Type: Kölsch ABV: 4.2%

Pale gold, appealing and refreshing sight, with a nice clarity that’s almost transparent, well carbonated with a soft delicate foam. The aroma is mild and subtle, but I get instant signs of malt, a little biscuity and buttery, with a slight blueberry fruitiness and a very faint hop spice. It’s nice and soft on the palate with a gentle mouthfeel and plenty of spritzy carbonation. It’s somewhere from light verging on medium bodied. The flavors are very clean throughout, offering the briefest hints of berry-like fruitiness, my taste buds are still learning but I would guess something of a cranberry, raspberry and cassis mix, without being particularly assertive. There’s a mild hop bitterness in the finish, which does leave a slight flowery aftertaste, but the sweet maltiness comes though much more pronounced. A thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing summertime ale!

Ratings: Appearance: 4/5 Aroma: 8/10 Palate: 4/5 Taste: 7/10 Overall: 16/20 Score: 3.9

Last Updated: 08/13/2001

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