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Goose Island 1800 Demolition Ale (Strong Golden)

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RATINGS: 618   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.


carruthm's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2010
bomber, ginger, very smooth flavor palate with subtle yeasty characteristics.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"old review. Nice hoppy tripel-ish thing going on. Lots of light fruit, yeasty spice, and a decent dose of crisp and bittering hops. Goes down pretty easy for 8%. Will likely get again..."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadZen (1) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
This is actually a rating for the Matilda 2009 Belgisk Style Vintage Ale - 5 y Old! - This had gone slightly stale and dusty w. flat and dissapating head and weak body. Interesting aged rum/Madeira like notes though. Pungent acidity like a classic aged Belgian ale. I miss some fresh aromatics, but more importantly sweetness & body to balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Auction. Bottle. Nice notes of citrus, fruit, dough, pepper and honey. A full bodied brew that has a really good balance. The treat with this brew is the peppery dough taste that really shines as the beer warms.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2007 12oz bottle pours a hazy gold with zero head. malt apple taste with a bit of honey. aroma is the same

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

11/15/2010: Goose Island Demolition Belgian Style Golden Ale... Aroma: Pale malts, light candi sugar, clover honey, ripe fleshy fruits (nectarine and black plum), a hint spice (corriander), grapefruit citrus, floral overtones. Appearance: Golden (duh!) color; very cloudy; small, frothy, off-white head. Flavor: More difficult to describe... It’s slightly sweet, yet slightly sour and contains notes of white wheat, lemon pith, honey, yeast, and persimmon with pinch of white pepper spiciness and grassy hops in the finish with a moderate bitterness and tangy/sour aftertaste; alcohol is invisible. Palate: Medium-light to medium body; small, subtle carbonation bubbles. Overall: Very tasty; it has good depth and complexity

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (7.2% Alcohol by Volume; Bottled on 05/07/10 1547) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #614 for this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (942) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Nice golden color with a fluffy large head. smells of cloves and malt. Great sweet Belgium ale taste.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrenzweiler (30) - burlington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
It has a funkness to it. It has a cool yet simple label on it. Not big a.the taste or even after taste. Dolln’t know how it could be someones favorite beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andreaskloeti (2) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Top Bier, welches dem Belgischen Ale nachempfunden ist. Kein Durstlöscher sondern ein Ale zum geniessen. Auch für einen Winterabend geeignet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
16th August 2010
Hazy pale gold beer, short lived and short white head. Honey orange and light malt nose. Semi crisp dry palate. Dry fresh orange, a trace of honey. Dry malt, slightly wheaty and slightly creamy. Finishes with a little spice, minerals and dry orange. Bitterish orange afettaste.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
Bitter, again this is a beer i dont have to taste again, it looks fine in the glass, but?


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