HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, April ’03 at Wrigleyville. Deep red color. Seemed to be a english style ale. Lots of hop profile in the nose and flavor. Some fruitiness. Very quaffable beer. This is a great example of why to drink fresh beer.
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Wrigleyville before a Cubs game (which they won, Hey!). Nice red/brown color and solid small head. Very malty with a fruity undertone (blackberry?). Taste was sweet but well balanced with the hops cutting through. Same fruity character is noticed on the palate as well, which was a good thing. Finished clean with no bite. Very glad to enjoy this seasonal beer with my friends and family. Among Goose Island's better brews.
JMerritt (1931) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Goose Island Clybourne. Red-amber in color with a rather thin, white head. Very strong roasted malt aroma. Flavor is also heavily roasted with an underlying rye presence. Somewhat one dimensional, but it is still nice to be able to try these seasonal Goose Island beers when visiting the brewpub.