WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pretty tasty, I remember having it last year and being pleased. Not too hoppy or overly malty, this is just a basic orange ale. More flavor to it than honkers, which is a pretty close comparison. Great looking bottle earns it a bonus point in appearance and overall.
HonkeyBra (3480) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with a fluffy off white head. Strong hop aroma with toffee and caramel notes. Nice hop flavor with some spiciness with a creamy mouthfeel and bittersweet finish. Another great brew by Goose Island
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GTMW ’08. Poured a clear copper color with an off white head that left some lace behind. Pleasant citrusy hops, flower blossom, and subdued toffee contribute to the aroma. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. I tasted citrusy hops with some supporting malty cereal grain. Soft caramel emerged during the finish. Tasty stuff.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copperish colour with a decent sized head. Lacing is thicker, sticks around on the glass the whole time, head is resinous and slightly hopped with great retention. Aroma is a little off dry- with piney hops. Taste is is very full, lighter and sweet/bitter battle within the finish.
Ungstrup (29663) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2007. A clear golden beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with grassy notes of hops. The flavor is very malty with notes of newly harvested grain, leading to a dry straw finish. Weird how big the difference between aroma and flavor is.
RSRIZZO (1868) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger). Aroma is a nice hoppy scent. Color is a rich amber with mellow carbonation and a thin head. Taste is creamy and hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a creamy feel. Finish comes in with a sweet almost rich caramel and malt taste, then a floral hop flavor and ends with a gentle bitterness. After taste is a little more hop flavor and the bitterness growing just a bit. Well round and complex brew, its a great blend for an autumn brew. Only down fall is it not what I expect from an ESB.
jayhopkins23 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a nice beer that has the color of burnt orange. The head is white with good lasting power. The most noticeable thing about this is the hops, noteably the cascade hops. Real nice demonstration of Amber ale. Liked it alot
Lethalblues (1) - USA - FEB 20, 2008 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours with very little head, coppery color. Enjoyed the balanced mid-palate but couldn’t get my head around the bitter, hoppy after taste.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Goose Island........not bad. Creamy mouthfeel....good balance of hops and malt and a smooth finish. Good for everyday drinking.
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle - Poured a darker amber color with medium head with nice retention. Scent is fresh piney hops. Flavor is very piney, almost like weak gin. This beer also seemed very syrupy like cough syrup. A higher ABV. would make this beer taste better and balance out flavor. Probably the worst Goose Island beer I"ve had.