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Goose Island Belgian Blonde Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This golden Belgian-style ale is medium bodied and refreshing. It is fruity and spicy from the Belgian ale yeast-with notable esters-and also from dry hopping in the fermenter with Sorachi Ace-a Japanese hop variety grown in the United States.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at Clybourn on 6/20/07: Pours a cloudy pale golden with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of pale Belgian malt with a touch of spicy coriander and clove. Body starts faintly sweet, full bodied and bready with a drier yeasty earthy bitter finish. Otherwise fairly bland.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/20/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque yellow, wispy white head, streaks of lace, light spicy aroma with a touch of malty sweetness, light malt flavor, mostly dry with only a hint of sweetness, light wheat character, touch of spicyness, the wheat and the spice combine of a light bitter finish, close to a wit,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1844) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
On tap at the Clybourn location. Clear, golden in color with a medium-sized white head that was partially diminishing. Yeasty aroma, some coriander, spiced candied fruit and lemon peel. Slightly dry, mildly sour flavor. Moderately carbonated. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
On tap into tulip, Clybourn brewpub. Hazy pale golden yellow with barely a dusting and ring of head left. Some funk on the smell, like a High Life that’s been left out in the sun, lurking beneath spices and soft malts like banana cream. Nicely light and lively, with the yeasty byproducts tickling the tongue from the beginning and the characteristic spiciness of a wit (some corriander, though mostly ginger, cardamom, and pepper). Immediately following the swallow, the beer blossoms with acidity that is very much like grapefruit with lemon all around it, biting sour but not intense with the lemon as a soft flavorful counterpoint. Settles into a dry finish that eventually just fades away and leaves a bit of sweetness on the top of the tongue. Very refreshing summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On tap at GI - Clybourn. Poured a hazy yellowy-golden with a short, well-retained white head.. some lacing followed it down. Aroma was of peppery spices and banana at the yeasty fore.. some light fruits not far behind.. really enjoyed the nose on this. Flavor was a great blend of peppery yeast with lighter-skinned fruits and a mild floral bitterness.. left a long, tasty impression at the finish. Lighter-bodied but chock fulla flavor.. nice flow to it.. refreshing finish. Great stuff!


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