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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Brewed with Lemongrass and Lemon Thyme in the brew kettle, Indira brings the citrus of her cousin Sofie but from different sources. A dry citrus finish blends with spices of the yeast and thyme.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at Birdsall House during their Goose Island event. Pours a just clear gold with a thin white head. Spicy citrus, almost medicinal, very spicy and hoppy. Big Belgian yeast flavors, spicy and sweet, somewhat lemony. Great body, long yeast and hop finish. Slow developing bitterness on the finish is well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6280) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a slightly cloudy, bright yellow color with a small white head that settles quickly into a ring. Aroma of lemon citrus, lemongrass and a slate of other herbs, pale malts, just a bit of funk, and dust. Flavor of lemongrass, lemon citrus, pale and sweet malts, floral and herbal notes, crackers, and faint pepper. Light-bodied, with a dry, herbal mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice, light, summery saison-like Belgian ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5555) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Draft at Sheffields (Chicago, IL). Poured a glowing yellow slightly orange hue, frothy white yellow head that laces well, dies to a thicker film. Aromas are big on lemongrass, lemon rind, florals, and grainy malts. Initial is a big blast of lemongrass, decent bitterness moves into sweeter grainy and cereal malts, bread, lemony hops and rind, a touch of spice, smooth sweetened fruitiness mellows the beer, but comes back with a decent bitterness on the backend. Not bad, but has a huge lemongrass feel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5247) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets, Kyle and Brendan. Pours a hazy orange with no head and some placing. Aroma and flavor is pretty much light lemon notes with additional wheat flavors complimenting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 - pours clear yellow/golden with a white head. The aroma has saison spiciness, lemongrass, graininess and mildly toasted malt. Medium / light body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with musty saison malt, graininess, lemongrass, mild tartness and a bit of spiciness. The finish is spicy, husky and has light Belgian funk. I really liked this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 at Sheffields GI event. pours hazed gold wh head nose spicy leathery honey fl leathery lemongrass, herbal not bad

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
dark gold with a hint of orange, great retention and lacing... light nose that show off mostly lemongrass and a little lemon zest, boring... the taste is really sweet and way to yeasty and spicey, finishes bitter to help break it up but I"m not a fan... pass on this

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft at Beer Bistro Invasion. Pours a nicely hazed gold with a sticky white head that persists to the bottom. Nose is really pleasant with big spiciness, herbal Italian spice notes and citrus in the finish. On tasting, there is a huge yeast character that channels black and white pepper, spicy clove-like notes. Soft citrus and a robust pils malt character comes across as well. Another example of Goose doing what they can do. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Goose island indira. goose islan takeover at smallbar fullerton.. Pours a golden hazy yellow brown with a thicker frothy soapy white head... Floral spice, coriander and a general fruitiness. Somewhat lemony... Lemony and fruity citrus notes upfront. Lightly spiced. Soft body and low to medium carbonation. Soft and drinkable. Not all that much goin on. 7/3/7/3/12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at Sheffield’s. Yellow orange with a thin head. Toasted popcorn like malts with lemon citrus and pale malts. Sweet citrus flavors, slightly piney and sweet. I don’t specifically notice the lemon grass but there is a good amount of lemon and an infused grassy flavor. Ok. 7/3/7/3/15


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