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Goose Island Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale



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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Golden yellow color, oak and grape aroma, dessert wine flavor, rich body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2015
I guess it’s not a bad beer, though there’s certainly no "dessert wine flavor". Actually about the opposite with a slightly funky sour taste. Very short lived head. A one off for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Served as a full sampler at Madison’s in Madison, WI. for GI’s pre-party for the GToM. Showed a hazed orangey gold color, with a modest amount of soft white head foam that produced a thin, persistent ring, but minimal lacing. The nose was esters as pit fruit and citrus, tart to sour, with some vinous & barrel hints. The taste was similar, with a sour nature that was quite puckering, an added hint of vanilla, hidden alcohol presence, and a tart & dry finish. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1580) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle at BBF Lab. Copper colour with white head. Malt, fruity, wine aroma. Sweet, malt, wine, sour fruity taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10842) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Lightly hazy orange color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, sweet - sourish, a hint of alcohol, something weird, like red wine and wood. Meh, not convinced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (2795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable head. NOSE: sweet, hoppy, fruity. TASTE: sweet, hoppy, fruity, weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (6580) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2015
24/V/15 - sample @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-687) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!

Clear orange to copper beer, no head. Aroma: lots of oxidation, sweet, alcohol, some spices, overripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity, little bitter, bit sourish, oxidized, aged. Aftertaste: very yeasty kind of bitterness, sourish, funky, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Orange, gelb. In der Nase Süße, Alkohol, belgische Hefe, Zitrus, Kandiszucker. Am Gaumen Süße, Kandiszucker, Orangenschale, Alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (343) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
15cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015). Yellow to amber coloured ale, with clear lambic notes. Great sourness, very brett, some tart and funk, and a bit fruity. It is not that sour though. Rather high in alcohol. I love the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36237) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is wineous and fruity. Fruity. Toasted malty and mild citric. Smooth fruity. Light wineous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1220) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Oaky, flat body, best Belgian style they brought but that doesn’t say much. Booklet says massive west coast IPA, I guess this is wrong?

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