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Goose Island 1800 Demolition Ale (Strong Golden)

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed to honor the brave souls who kept our brew pub open in the early 90’s while wrecking balls tore down the mall around us. Dry and smooth, with a grassy, citrus aroma and a honey malt middle.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2006 vintage. Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with a half finger white head head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly earthy aroma with muted hops subtle spice and sweet malts. Faint floral hops along with some pepper, rye, biscuit, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation up front and a decent balance of zesty spice and sweet malt notes. Hints of pepper and cinnamon followed by faint floral hops and spicy rye. I’m also picking up some light fruit which compliments the caramel, toffee and biscuit characteristics. Slight buttery aftertaste lingering into a dry finish. ABV is well masked at 8%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Cloudy golden color with beaytiful pillowy white lacing. Aroma has notes of lemon and muskiness. Smooth mid palate with citrus peel and a very clean finish. Very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1174) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2011
Faint grass cereals. Clear yellow. Smooth taste of a balanced not very fruity brew. Head small with a thin body. Okay summer silenter!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy lemony yellow, lacy white head. Aroma is perfumey citrus, elderflower, and light spice. Creamy mouthfeel, with flavours of gooseberries, lemon, straw, and subtle spice. Not a hint of the higher ABV. Smooth, tasty, refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 2, 2011
22oz. Pours slightly challky golden, sweet grass nose. Yeasty-hop, smooth sticky body. bit of yeast in the bottle, sweet-sugary body with some brett-like tartness. Pretty tasty, decent american golden-belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle from Liva. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt and hops. Nice and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
BIg bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, The pour is clearish golden with tiny lively yeast stuff swimming around topped with a inch high white head that fades a bit. The nose a fresh with a more hoppy profile than normal belgian ale that seems to be a little more perfumic talking generally. Citric notes and touches of melon and lots of saaz.. Its a pretty heavy aroma. The taste is likewise pretty heavy at first but fades quite quickly leaving the impressions of saaz and giving me chezck associations. Some metallic notes sneaks in to blur the picture a little but not enough to ruin the nice impression. The mouthfeel is medium with a creamy finish. nice summerly beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from the Cave. Golden colour, medium off-white head. Nose of sweet malts, spices and some fruits. Flavour is sweet malted, spicy, yeasty, orange.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1274) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
Appearance: cloudy, orangey golden; one-finger white head shrinking quickly; generous lacing. Aroma: floral, peppery, fruity and herbal, with notes of biscuit and pie crust. Taste: light, crackery malts, a slight honeyed sweetness, with notes of clove, ginger, pepper, and white grapes. Finish: smooth, crisp, a little dry and tangy, with pleasant lingering hint of floral sweetness and herb garden. Notes: Top notch Belgian-style golden ale. Become a little more herbal/spicy as it warms. Dangerously easy drinking, and the palate is excellent. Hides the alcohol, although there is a little pleasant warming in the belly before you know it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a really nice golden color with a fluffy white head. Good retention and some nice lacing, but not good enough to justify a 4.5 in a style where this is quite common; needs to go above and beyond. Nose is quite nice with some floral and grass plus some light pepper and Belgian yeast. Mild citrus and pear. The taste is nice with the yeast really coming through next to some floral and peppery notes. Great feel with all the components combining quite well. One of the best American examples of the style that I’ve had. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-12-2010


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