Goose Island John the Younger
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
A golden colored English style Bitter brewed exclusively with imported malts and English hops and inspired by the brewers' trip to England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2010
[Tap] Pours a light brown color without much head. Aroma of crisp hops, grass and biscuit malts. Taste is bready, with caramel and heavy English hopping throughout. Slight astringency in the finish. Good mouthfeel and body. A solid take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville. Interesting beer here. The aroma is nicely malty, some caramel coming through. The best way to describe the flavor is like pool water, but imagine that in a good way. Its odd really. I enjoyed, but I wouldn’t expect everyone to like this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a clear medium orange color with a white head. Decent enough nose. I smelled toasted bread with whiffs of toffee and chocolate. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet. There was an odd grape candy-ish flavor accompanied by pale malt. So so. Didn’t exactly transport me back to England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Clear light gold pour, low white head. Biscuit, malt, a little hop/bitterness. Decent, not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
On tap at the Clybourn location. Pours golden in color with a creamy beige head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Biscuity, for sure. Smells like tea time. Malty for its appearance with notes of pancake mix in the flavor. Bitters slightly on the finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Lightly hazed golden liquid with a small lid of off-white bubbles. Pale malt and herbal hops aromas. LIght doughy start that lead to a quite herbal middle. Thyme, rosemary and a few other crushed dried herbs in the mix. Finish and linger have a touch of caramel as the herbs stay on. An interesting take.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Tap @ Clybourne. Light copper, next to no head. Nose is malt & cocoa. Flavor is rich malt, cocoa, well balanced hops. Lingering cocoa & malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Draft at Clybourn. Pours orange with minimal white head. Aroma is of hops, yeast, caramel, and malt. Taste is of slightly bitter hops, bready malt, caramel, and spice. Finish was very bitter. It got the job done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Clear orange copper. Smells of light english hops, lightly toasted malt, and caramel. Tastes light but malty, and fairly hoppy. Easy going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a pale clear, orange brown, with little head. Musky, deep pale ale malt note. Lightly oaked and nutty. Malt gets a little skunky. Theres some deep caramel. Malt gets a little moldy and floored. Nice gummy hop lead finish. Alcohol presents much too high for this beer. Decent.

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