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Goose Island Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden yellow color, oak and grape aroma, dessert wine flavor, rich body


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10100) - 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 (2776) - 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 (6212) - 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 (610) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Orange, gelb. In der Nase Süße, Alkohol, belgische Hefe, Zitrus, Kandiszucker. Am Gaumen Süße, Kandiszucker, Orangenschale, Alkohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (312) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35101) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1086) - 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?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2146) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
bottle sample at LIBF, poured an dark yellow golden colour with a white head. nose of lactose yoghurt, grape skin, pineapple, fresh flesh fruits, stone fruits, oak, white grapes, tart, kind of a bordeaux barrel notice, wild fruits, crisp malts, easy drinkable for the high abv, very well balanced. unique in it’s style very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1393) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
ivorywhite head. goldenyellow colour. aroma is yoghurt, vanilla, peach. taste like aroma, lactic acid, wood, slight cloying, bit salty with a woody finish. quite dense mouthfeel. medium carbonation. abv very well hidden. bottle @ LIBF ’15

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle sample @ Leuven Beer Innovation 2015, shared with the RB Belgian crew. Orangée calire, col fin beige. Arôme est fortement centré sur les malts, note biscuitée très plaisante, rétro bisé de chêne subtile avec un petit rétro-nasal fruité de raisin blanc. Palais est, ici aussi, centré sur le malté, caramel, et une belle note douce biscuitée qui est parfaite harmonie avec le fini boisé de chêne. On retrouve un profil belge typique mais qui bénéficie grandement de cet ajout de chêne. Le côté raisin perce en fin de bouche et contrebalance la base maltée apportant ainsi une certaine fraicheur fruitée.


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