PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is dark yellowish brown with very little head. The aroma is sweet like a mixture of honey, flowers, lemon and orange. The flavor is fairly sweet as well, but kind of watery tasting without a whole lot of carbonation (might just be the tap) . There is a malty flavor with a bit of orange and lemon. Not much hops.
RhetoricalAns (175) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with slight head. slight malt flavor, not very bitter. Okay brew.
Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bread, biscuit, toffee aromas. Wonderfully clear with a nice toasty thin head. Toffee with hints of biscuit and grainy/grassy malt, touches of carmel. Stiff bitterness forms a solid backbone and lingering bitterness with lingering finish. Nice semi-soft mouthfeel, should be slightly softer. Overall hits the notes a classic english bitter should, but doesnít shine in any single area. Middling.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some very well-balanced micro straight outta the Windy herself
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a good amount of head. As far as pale ales go, itís fairly average, with some notable malt and hops coming through in aroma and taste. A decent beer but very average.
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a decent white head. aroma is fruity and sweet. smooth taste, citrus, floral, and well balanced between sweetness and bitterness, but its a bit thin.
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.
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just like the bottle says, the aroma is of hops and malt. However, there is sort of a sugary note to it as well. A similar effect can be noted with a flavored milk additive like Nestleís Quik. The head is short lived and sudsy while the brew looks like a mild IPA, amber. It is clear of any floatations. While the taste is nice and smooth, it is lacking of any real character. There is a hoppiness to it, but it is mild. There is a maltiness to it, but again, it is mild. It is sort of a let down from what the aroma promises. The palate is mildly assaulted with carbonation, letting a polite bitterness work its way through. Overall, when a twelver of this goes on sale, it is a tempting choice if all one wants to do is enjoy a few light beers over an evening of drinking. Most of the time, however, Iíd rather have something with some attitude.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head that fades to a thin rim fairly quickly. Aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, biscuit, and a little bit of hops. Flavor is similar with a fairly decent balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. I wouldní t mind it having a little more hop bite though. Overall, itís fairly enjoyable and a good starting beer for converting people to craft beers.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 From the bottle to my imperial pint, this malty sweet English bitter style beer has a bittersweet, mapley malt toastedness thatís skillfully balanced by well integrated grainy, lightly spicy, bitter hop flavors. The creamy smooth mouthfeel that follows becomes stickly sweet as the beer warms and the hops mellow out. Itís full on malt presence returns mid-glass with a hint of honey and brown sugar surprising the palate. Very well-crafted, and an excellent example of a highly quaffable pub bitter, G.I. Honkers Ale finishes with hints of sticky, chewy caramel.