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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Brewed as a collaboration between Goose Island Brewmaster Brett Porter, Senior Brewer Keith Gabbett, Pub Brewmaster Nick Barron and Alumni Brewmaster Greg Hall. Deep mahogany color, rich fruit aroma with notes of lilac, big malt body with touches of roast and a dry, crisp finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeoHippie2 (992) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of biscuit and caramel malts with touches of dried fruits. Flavor is crisp upfront with some roasty characteristics coming out as it leaves your mouth. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigtaster (551) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014
From bottle gold yellow. Nose has fruit grass. Easy drinking beer, light and light flavors. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Tap. Pours orange amber with creamy off head. Some lacing. Nose is fruits, dough, and caramel. Taste is sweet with a bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Courtesy of trade from Doran. Pours a clear amber with off-whirte head. Nose of roasted malts. MEdium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor sis malty with some floral hops. Dry bitter finish/ Good ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
bottle - This brew has a rich caramel aroma and a resiny caramel malt flavor with mild bitterness. It’s medium bodied, well balanced, and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1012) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca, FL. Snifter at home. Pours a deep amber with mostly haze and a thin eggshell head. No real lacing. Aroma of bread, cereal, spice, wheat toast, lavender. The taste was bread, cereal, light spice (lavender), toasted malt. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Medium light in body. Medium carbonation. Overall a good ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2014
12oz Bottle.The pour was a cloudy medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored rocky head that diminished at a normal pace, down to a medium wispy film and collar and had decent spotty lacing.

The aroma was a tad mild with a light bread malt, herbal hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), caramel, brown sugar, a light fruity ester and a mild nuttiness.

The taste was very similar to the aroma starting off with a light sweet maltiness along with a hint of caramel and a light fruity presence at first, then a light hoppiness crept in with a touch of citrus all leading up to a nice mildly bitter nutty finish. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for an average time following the swallow, with a bitter fruity nutty taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a somewhat dry texture and an almost medium carbonation.

Overall this was a decent enough brew, with a nice fruity sweetness that eventually gives way to a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Making this a rather tasty and enjoyable drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Very floral and slightly bitter with hints of honey and lavender. Not bad, but not anything I would need to have again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (386) - USA - FEB 25, 2014
A dark tea brown with some dark ruby as well, tiny bit of off white head that settles on the surface. Aromas of black pepper, malt, some dark fruit, cinnamon. Tastes has a caramel malt sweetness with some mild hop bitter and a little spice in the form of some sort of clove. Not bad overall but a little bland. A decent drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours a clear bronze-orange color with a medium thick and foamy white head that diminishes slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and a touch of fruit. The finish is moderately sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent ESB overall.


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