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Goose Island Alt
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Dark tan color, subtle malty aroma, chocolate and Noble hop flavor, clean body


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at clybourn. From notes. Caramel and toffee with a hint of dark chocolate and a little earthy hop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4594) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
Tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Poured a clear dark Brown with a round off white head. The flavour is medium bitter with a smokey roasted malt palate. A super session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5412) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
Draft sampled at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of big roasted malt, caramel, toffee, light raisin and ripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Full draft on tap at the Clybourn brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich roasty brownish pour, near transparent though, with a cakey tannish head, ruby copper bottom and edges glow very nicely. Just gorgeous with light lacing. Aromas are touches of spice, dry hops, and toast. Gentle biscuits, faint toffee. Gentle cocoa, fruity hops, touch of apple. Initial is heavier end of light bodied, offering some girth, toffee and biscuits, toast, fruity toasted apples, gentle spice. Delicate yet firm floral and earthy hops with more gentle spice. Firm gentle sweetness moves into a complete beer as it hits middle and finish. Tasty, some toasty apple, carmelized malts, and gentle spice. Finish is lingering fruit, faint cocoa and toastiness mix with decent toffee and healthy biscuits. A dry floral and Euro earthy hopping kick into play. Very nice, but the roasty toast character seems out of place (but still enjoyable for me). Gorgeous pour.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Drat at GI Clybourn. Quick caveat, this is one of my favorite styles... Pours a deep mahoggany with a pale offwhite head. Nose is super roasty, completely inappropriate. Hint of fruity notes & some soft maltiness. On tasting, the roast is far too dominant (no roast would be more appropriate). The malt falls behind. Some nice fruity notes and round melanoidins. Firm bitterness and decent herbal hop flavor. A grapey note as well. Hugely let down here. Not sure what this beer actually is...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
They gave this to us at the brewpub tour during our tasting session. I’ve never seen it outside that setting. It was perfectly drinkable and smelled ok, but it lacked any memorable character. It was light- to mid-bodied and slightly citrusy. I got the impression that they were serving it more as an example of an alt bier, rather than a beer that they ever expected to serve to paying patrons.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at the brewpub, it was rather pedestrian. It was just called "Alt Ale" at the pub.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (530) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Somewhat intense caramel flavor that I didn’t expect. As my palate adjusted I did note the more typical roasted and fruity flavors of an alt. Heavy mouthfeel for this style. Good finish. Not exceptional but after a rough start, I was satisfied with.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2010
[Tap] Sampled at GI brewpub in mid-November. Light brown pour with little head and nice lacing. Toasted bread and grain in the aroma. Light brown sugar and hazelnut notes in the taste. Caramel and lightly grainy backbone. Crisp herbal hop finish. Average mouthfeel and carbonation levels. Very drinkable, but very average at the same time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2010
I’m not sure if this is the correct one I should be rating, but enjoyed on tap at Local Option in Chicago, IL while hanging out with a friend on his birthday. Standard, non-descript brew. Appearance dark brown thin white head. Aroma mostly malty with a bit of yeast. Taste crisp and malty. It’s good.


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