KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color. Good hoppy aroma. Slight carbonation and it had a nice mild aftertaste.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Trader Joes Indianapolis. Pours a dark amber wth a thick head that didn’t last. Aroma is malty sweetness. Flavour is the same, with just enough hops to keep it from getting cloying, but not asserting themselves. Very nice bitter.
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good dark copper color. Nice lacing though the head does not hold up. Perfumy floral, bread and candied malt nose. Taste is flowery sweet biscuit and some mild light fruit. It’s definitely not an offensive attempt at a real English bitter. Wish I could have tasted this brew in the 90’s.
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur orangée-cuivrée pâle, très légèrement voilée, mousse qui reste bien. Arôme houblonné, d’agrumes, et fruité. Goût doux de houblons et de grains, bon équilibre entre les deux. Un peu mince, carbonatation moyenne. Correcte.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 (draft) A great beer for starting out an evening, yet interesting enough to make an entire session out of it. Smooth and malty. Tastes like it should have a higher ABV.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. nice orange color, hoppy citrus aroma, sweet-light malty taste with a grapefruit oily hop finish. Good and refreshing.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, Wolfgang Puck’s, O’Hare Airport. Crystal copper color, white hed, nice lacing. Aroma of crystal malts and spicy hops. Big malty flavor, hops not over the top but well done. If available to me locally, I would make this my house ale.
toml219 (209) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a glass. A nice ale very easy to drink. Had as part of a variety pack and this was the 2nd best one.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 I didn’t have a notepad with me, but I didn’t like this much. Not very good.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In my opinion, not Goose island's best beer, but a very good beer nonetheless. Hoppy but actually well-balanced according to type. A good introduction to Chicago's premier craft brewery.