Goose Island Double B
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Belgian Style Dubbel Ale brewed with brettanomyces. Rich garnet color, spicy dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft, pours ruby with white head. Aroma has hints of floral and Brett, and earthy graininess. Flavors has has sweet and tart parts, earthy herbal and floral. Thin body. Just okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2011
December 28, 2011 tap at Clybourn. Semi-opaque cloudy brown pour with minimal head. Belgian yeast, dark fruit and spice aroma. Taste was similar and sweet caramel. Slight carbonation and light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2011
10oz poured at the pub. Pours a clear ambercolored beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt and tart. The flavor follows the nose with additional notes of fruit and apples. The palate is dry and acidic. Overall a very pure, balanced and good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a deep copper, hazy. Thin head. Nose is spicy with a light peppery phenol. White pepper with some sweetness. On tasting, more cherries and a sharp phenol note on the palate. Dry with a mild sweetness and a boozy kick. Not a perfect double, but pretty interesting overall. The Brett is pretty subdued in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bright amber with a bit of orange, light tan head... Aroma of dark fruits but muted a bit with a huge spicy note, anise with cardamom, too spicy for me but ok... Tastes much sweeter, lots of brown sugar, molasses and malt, really easy to drink, alcohol needs to be a bit higher but I’d drink it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Draught @ Clybourn Brewpub: Served in a tulip glass. This one poured a clear, dark caramel color. There was almost no head and no lacing. The nose is good. Caramel, sourness and some candi sugar to the nose. There is a subdued sweet caramel malt . There is that Brett sourness nicely balancing out some of that sweetness. Definitely lots of malts. Maybe some dark fruits also. Very Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2011
On tap at Goose – Clybourn. Poured crystal-clear garnety-amber with a dense off-white head. The aroma picked up dark plummy fruits and molasses upfront, with accent of black currants and figs.. funky yeast and vanilla on the back.. came across a touch sweet, but still good. The flavor found more warm dark fruits at the core, with fruity bitterness and funk around.. lots of black pepper and cloves emerged as it warmed up.. some cherry on the back-end.. long, spicy finish. Medium-bodied and dry from the Brett on the palate.. prickly carbonation.. very good balance. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tasted on 4/5/11 on draft at the Clybourn Brewpub. Pours dark red-amber with no head at all. The nose is candi sugar, dried fig, bruised red apple, spicy yeast, and a light brett character. The flavor is lightly sweet with dried fig and bruised apple up front, moving to spicy yeast, and brett funk on the back. The body is medium with surprisingly (given the lack of head) active carbonation and a long spicy and brett funk finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
Tulip pour at goose island... Dark garnet reddish mahogany hued pour with a quickly dissipating barely off-white head... Aroma is earth and lighter pineappl Brett presence, not overly assertive but present nonetheless. Some dark fruits and dark sugar intertwines with the aforementioned... Flavors are standard double qualities upfront with dark fruits and sweet plums and raisins. A mild earthiness surfaces midway through and finishes on a subtle Brett note with a him of tart but barely so. Semi-sweet in nature overall. Brett adds a nice quality to a normally not so exctiing style for me. Medium to full bodied with decent carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice darker brown pour, some lighter copper edges, well hazed, with a decent offwhite head that dies to a small layer, laces ok. Aromas are touches of sweet caramel, toffee, and some barnyard funk, dustiness, bretty yeast turns into light funkiness. Touches of cocoa and fruit. Cold overall, perhaps some warmth with change it. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch heavier, sweet fruits move into light tartness, dry brett, barnyard, hay, and dustiness works well into a small roast, light bitter cocoa. Into the end, the beer turns towards roast and dryness. The brett is light but there, and definitely supposed to be. Beautiful, a good balance between wild yeast, light sweetness. Interesting. Touches of red fruit sneak into the initial as it warms, some dry finish with wild horseblanket, touches of dust and dryness, funky yeast. It’s not too crazy, but instead just enough crazy. A bit sweet, but the Brett gives it some character. Good beer overall. The brett is mellow, but there.

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