iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark beautiful golden pour. slightly off white head that is very lacy. very clean sweet hoppy nose with some spice comes through. roasted caramel and nutty flavor linger nicely on the palate along with a slight sweetness. creamy mouthfeel.
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUN 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice malty nose, with hints of fruit ?. pleasant taste with hints of licqourice. Attractive amber colour with lacey head on pouring. I personally like Goose Island beers, and this is as usual, a good edition to thier stable. Enjoyable to the very end, and strong too
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I didnít know there was such a thing as an American ESB but I like it. The flavor certainly has a little bit of malt and caramel to it but also a fair amount of hops, mostly piney. Nice.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really could care less about rating beers anymore, but I had to return this beer a favor. This one was great, Iím a huge GI fan, and this one is certainly one of my favorites. Best beer Iíve had in a long time.. If not ever. I wish I got more than just 6.
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice aroma. Great balance of hops and malt. Not overly bitter. Great with steaks for dinner.
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mrhopsbeertalk (36) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very flavorful and balanced harvest ale. The spicy bitter bite is nicely balanced by the subtle sweetness of caramalts.
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
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has a "Bottled On" date (08/30/10) but no ABV%
Appearance: The body has a rich hazy amber color with some nice visible carbonation and a light beige head on top. This head is about two fingers tall at the end of the pour and fades slowly making some nice lace patterns on the way down the glass.
Smell: The aroma has some herbal/earthy/leafy hops up first with some mellow fruity/estery and light caramel like malty sweetness in the background.
Taste/Palate: The flavor reflects this with a great balance or mix of bready, yeasty and fruity (apricot/peach notes) maltiness with herbal and slightly citrusy floral hops. Its medium bodied and smoothly textured with a well blended mild finish.
Notes: The subtle complexity and great drinkability make for a fun rounded drinking session.
SPDickerman (827) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crisp, clear brown-orange with a full, creamy head. Smells like a malty pale ale. Tastes like an IPA with lots of citrusy hop flavor. Full-bodied with an almost slick texture and less than average mouth carbonation, Goose Island Harvest ale finishes lightly bitter. I think they should have fulled out the brew into an IPA instead of an ESB.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 Copper with good, foamy beige head / Burnt sugar, orange, and hop nose / Medium body, creamy with a touch of sweetness, a tad watery, but with good balance and finish / Flavors of burnt sugar, pineapple, orange, dry hops, and a little lemon on the finish / Very nice - more of a pale ale than an ESB.