atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with small quick off white head. Aroma is a musty malt and a bit of a mild hop. Flavor is malty and husky and only with a little hop flavor. Average character and a bit wattery. Not remarkable, simply because it is fairly plain. Tame beer without much complexity.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Goose. Copper to amber in color with an off white head. The aroma is not as hoppy as I remember, but there is a nice caramelly malt aroma with a light floral hop in the background. The flavor is plenty bitter, with good balancing malt that is reminiscent of slightly toasted bread and light caramel. The body is good and the finish good. Overall, this is a well made beer, exactly what I expect from Goose Island.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 [bottle from peckhams] pours a light brown colour with a minimal head. Grassy hop, grapefruits, biscuity and an unusual but not unpleasant aroma of tea. light body with a bitter kick in the finish
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers radiomgb for bringing me this from your Chicago run. Nice amber body with a malty/light hop blend aroma. Nice. Flavour is more of the same although I would have liked it to be more asservtive. Medium body and slightly quick in the finish. Enjoyable but not search-it-out noteworthy.
jhliesen (818) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-Poured a nice hazy amber, fine malty flavor with a soft finish. Does taste more British than APA.
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goose Island’s mainstay. Ubiquitous in the Chicago area, but perhaps a tougher find elsewhere.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Deep amber pour. Not much aroma - some malt, and maybe some earthy hops. Nice malty flavor, and more of the hops. Unappropriately bitter bite on the last bottle I sampled.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Bottle: Transparent Golden with a short lived, but decent sized white head. Aromas are very airy, with some light hops mixed in, also get hints of grains and bread. Flavor is nothign spectacular, grains, slight corn, mellow hops. Finishes short and watery, typical to what I would expect. Like most of their other beers, this would make a nice session beer.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little hop aroma, thin malt middle. Some nice summertime notes of wheat, orange and earth but limited at most. Light ale at best.
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice deep amber with foamy off-white head that laces nicely as it dissipates. Aroma is a bit weak... hops come through. Malt quickly gives way to pleasant hopping in taste. Slightly bitter due to hops that also picks up some citrus flavors with maybe a hint of pine, but palate does not develop fully. Nice light ale for summer.