Goose Island Big Buff Ale
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A big hoppy red with simcoe, amarillo, ciara, and columbus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
On tap from the Goose Island pub in Wrigleyville. Pours a beautiful red with a medium white head. Aroma was piney, fruits, but also had some malt overtones. Flavor was quite hoppy, but has a citrus/acidic kick to it. Very nice offering, too bad Big Buff is now in ATL. Should this now be known as Goose Island Thrasher?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Enjoyed on draft at Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago. Aroma is of slightly spicy hops, appearance is a red ale with good head. Taste is well balanced, strong on hops and malt. This was the first of three I had and I canít really formulate a descriptive comparison to anything else Iíve tried, so I guess itís also big on the liquor front as well. Proudly enjoyed in a brewery thatís so appreciative of the great Hawks team of this past year!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Poured a dark clear red, with a thick white head, perfect for a red. Nothing but hop aroma! Wish there was some malt in aroma. Tastes like a DIPA, wow, yum - again, wish there was some definite malt flavor. Spot on for the palate - medium body and a delightful hop finish. A hop head delight!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Draft at gi lp, pours a plum red with off wh head. Nose has loads of pine, gfruit, caramelly malts. Fl is a big hoppy dryness throughout stiff caramelly malts grapefruit piney tropical fruit hop notes, mild alc finish. A good example a west coast hoppy red, hoppy and not too sweet.†Congrats to big buff and the hawks!

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