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Goose Island Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden yellow color, oak and grape aroma, dessert wine flavor, rich body


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4495) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Clear reddish amber colour, white head. Malty aroma, bit sour, spicy, grapes. Spicy flavour, malts, cherry, light sour note, tobacco. Spicy finish, cinnamon, caramel and a sourness in the background.
(from bottle @ Leuven Innovation ’15)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
palner (26) - - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bottle at home, pours deep orange with champagne like head. Wine like aroma, with hits of muscat. Taste is tart, almost sour, oranges, mandarins and grapes. Not a lot of the muscat wine, but oak is present. It?s like a good mimosa. Bottled on 14 jan 2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (789) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pour is a golden tangerine color with a small quick disappearing white head. Aroma is tart and a ton of wine notes. A full flavor beer that hides the Abv well but not the wine and wood flavors. Tart and earthy right in my wheel house.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drpimento (3121) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3695) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2248) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (13881) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (3069) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (8127) - 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.

3.7
   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.


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