Goose Island Kombucha Belgian Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A Belgian Pale Ale primarily fermented with a Belgian Ale yeast. Secondary fermentation occurs when Kombucha cultures are added to sour the beer.

The precursor to Fleur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1814) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009. A thick, yellowish-orange pour. Sour, tart aroma. Sour orange and lemon flavor. This was a great beer. Not my most eloquent description of a beer but certainly worthy of a very good rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Why this isnít a sour ale is beyond me. As a regular drinker of Kombucha it really stuck out in the pale yellow and fizzy beer. Very drinkable and that great kombucha flavor, this was a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a thick pumpkin juice color, no head, opaque. Aromas are a bit funky, light with a touch of belgian yeasty spice, mellow fruit and almost a grapefruit acidity, a tame Belgian with something lurking beneath. Initial is tart, a lactic sourness and tart finish dominate this beer. Light sweetness, tart dominant with good flavors of citrus, sour finish. Very good lighter bodied sour (although it definitely still packs some strong sour tart qualities). Solid finish that leaves the tounge a bit parched from the sourness. Iíd love to try this again soon as it was up there among favorites from the fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
gtmw09....poured a cloudy medium orange brown with very little head. didnít look all that great to be honest... aroma of tart lemony esthers with some complimenting saison like yeast and fruit....flavors of tart citrus fruit, lightly sour, and a little bit of yogurt. very refreshing and drinkable. one of the best of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earth, light lemon zest, horseblanket, and coriander. Flavor lemon, orange, funky, Belgian yeast, and earth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2009
(on tap at GTMW) Pours out a hazy light orange with just a scant white head. Aroma is potent and full of complexity, with scents of cinnamon, brett, lemon peel, lightly floral, pineapple, vinegar, and thyme. Really nice. Taste of unripe apricot or peach, with some lingering tartness that branches into a dry lightly funky finish. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is smooth. A neat idea that worked out really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Great Taste, 2009. Iím a big fan of Kombucha, and so I was excited to try this. I enjoyed it quite a bit, although I could certainly see why someone would react negatively to it, as a few of my friends did. Lots of lemon and ginger flavors, with orange zest. A floral quality to the nose that was inviting. Finish is palate cleansing, lambic-like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2009
[On-tap at GTMW í09] Pours very hazy orange with a tiny white head. Can definitely get the brett influence in the aroma, with tropical fruit, vitamin C tabs, some spices, and coriander. Very nice. Taste is mildly tart, lots of brett again, peach, notes of cherry skin, and coriander. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and had a long finish. Very nice beer that was enjoyable, and something that I would like to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2009
GTMW 2009. Poured a cloudy medium orange color with a white head. Smelled of orange Pez candy and subdued apple cider. Medium bodied with light acidity. I tasted apricot, subdued caramel, orange rind, and wet stone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Sampled @ GTMW í09 - Iíve never had kombucha before, but I was still intrigued to try this one. Poured a hazy amber with no head. Smells sour and funky with a little spice. Taste is sour lemon with a sour orange peel finish. Very drinkable and smooth.

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