Ferris (12106) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Toasted malts and a bit of caramel. Clear copper with a rich white head. Toasted malts and caramel with a mild hop bitterness. Light and simple, typical English style bitter.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ thewolfs pre-festival tasting, Kolding.
[thank you, Chris_o]
Pours clear copper with a fine, creamy film head. Aroma is softly hoppy, but not much else. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is also softly hoppy, okay sweet malty, but only low bitterness. Very dull.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours copper with a tall foamy off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is floral citrus hop, caramel medium roasted malt (meal) with trace yeast. Medium bitterness and acidic hop flavor, malt body, low sweetness and lasting flavor. Medium bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
slightly cloudy amber, small offwhite head.
malty, caramelly and hoppy aroma, a little sourish flowery too.
flavor is dry and hoppy, sweet malty, caramelly. ends slightly bitter.
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - slightly hazy amber-orange colour, solid and firm pale beige head; aroma of cream and herbs; low carbonation, very smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness; creamy flowery finish - gentle and inoffensive
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from thetomG (Secret Santa Winter 10). Thanks! Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasty malts, husky grains and a floral hop finish. The taste is bitter hops, bitter malts with some toastiness and a grainy finish. Medium bodied. Nice. Highly drinkable.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. 4.3% ABV. Clear amber color. Aroma has some malt, caramel notes and some slightly floral hops. Sweetish malty flavor at first with some toastiness, continues hoppy and bitter with a bit of citrus. Medium-bodied.
madsberg (11284) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head.. Sweet and light caramelly aroma. Flavour is sweet and a bit boring. Watery and thin. Has not much to offer in the end.
hopdog (11194) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with kramer17801 (thanks!). Bottle labeled BB 031007. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and some citrus. Tastes of toasted malts, caramel, and some citrus. Drinkable but kinda boring.
Dogbrick (11168) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was a little disappointing to me because it was not too heavy in the hops department. I don’t know if that is a regional thing (west coast APAs seem to have more bite) but this is still a well rounded and smooth offering from Goose Island.