JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
light amber color, with a thinish, quickly dissipating head. Bitter aroma, with hoppy notes, and a slight unpleasant metalic odor. Very thin, watery palate. Flavor is rather bitter throughout, but not in a particularly good way. Nothing much else in the flavor to speak of. This bottle is a little old, so maybe itís gone bad, but I donít think this beer is much to speak of at all.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not a bad apa, but not a great one either. the more they make the lighter in flavor this seems to have gotten over the last 5 years. try their ipa for a real winner.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little cloudy in appearance. The head was ok. Tastes both fruity and a little hoppy. Yes, I can taste the yeast coming through.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Nicely balanced ale--neither hops nor malt overwhelms the other.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer must have been nitrogenated. Light amber body with a nitrogenated looking cream head. Playful, light, fruity hoppiness in the nose with a creamy, fruity hopped body. A merger between an APA and a cream ale. Eh.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, malty APA. Needs more hop or different style? I think their malts keep this beer from being average. Needs stronger head--- they should import a yeast?
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít really think ísmall batchí when I think Goose Island. This is the flagship beer, rightfully so probably. Kind of thin mouthfeel, fair head, light amber color, roasty malts that are set aside by floral hops. It tastes like it smells, for the most part. Appropriately carbonated. A great session beer. When itís truly fresh on tap, itís practically unbeatable.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Light-medium amber, little head. Nse has caramel, somewhat roast, some fruity hoppiness. Flavor is reasonably hoppy, but thatís about it; very little sweetness, and rather dry and lacking in malt. Fizzy on the end, but a decent long finish.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Much better on tap than in bottles, this is a bottle review. It just doesnít seem to have anything exciting going on. Certainly a very calm (boring) version of an ESB.
leaparsons (8718) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mmmm, light and soapy with a metallic edge. Not a good beer.