Goose Island La Deuxieme
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A Belgian-style dubbel brewed in Celebration of the birthday of our brewers 2nd daughter, Ciara. The Belgian yeast strain imparts a complex spicy aroma and flavor, while the blend of 7 malts give the brew a deep amber/brown color with a rich malty/fruity palate and a warm finish. Served in a Tulip glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2007
On tap at GI Clybourn. Poured a clear, deep reddish-brown with a thin cap of beige head. Aroma picked up toasted dark fruits and rum-soaked raisins.. some herbal notes waft through.. bit of an old ale aspect to it. Flavor had too much overt alcohol influence.. plums, raisins, and dried herbal hoppage beneath.. rum, raisins, and caramel round out the finish.. a tad astringent. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation.. some sharp boozy notes.. just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Had this on-tap at Goose Island. This one was ok. The aroma was mostly malty with a little fruitiness. The appearance was reddish-brown, not much head with minimal lacing. The flavor was sweet up front with a malty, slightly hoppy finish. The mouthfeel was very light. Overall this was a little too malty for my taste ... reminded me too much of a brown ale, which I really can’t stand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Great aroma of funky floral spicing, tart/sour yeast strains, and caramel malts. Flavors follow the nose fairly accurately...again with a sour/tart profile balanced by the sweetness of seven different malts. Finishes on a fairly peppery bitterness that refreshes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Sampled at Night of the Living Ales II. Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a thin head. Dark fruits, sour yeasts, and trace amounts of wood. The best "Belgian" at the fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2007 clyborn a while ago. pretty good effort from goose island. not a big BSA fan here, but this is pretty tasty. a bit yeasty, but it had a floral taste, a bit of bitterness and not overly spiced like BSA’s often taste to me... RERATE: had this the first time a couple years before i even rated it. had it last night and it’s alright. not that great. somewhere between a dunkelweizen and a bock is what i thought. definitely banana esters in the aroma, and some of that in the flavor too. more sweet malts in the latter, though, and almost no candi sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
On tap @ the brewpub. One of the best Belgian-style brews I have had. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Good looking ruby/brown body with a slight tan head, this had a great aroma of sour fruits, yeast, flowers, and a touch of funk. Fairly sweet and fruity malt flavor with some peppery spiciness, a trace of chocolate, and a pleasing herbal bitterness. Very good effort.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pours a well-hazed mahogany with a thin, creamy, tan head on a vigorous pour. Wooden notes in the aroma with vinous sourness and funky Bret yeastiness. Flavor starts with syrupy sweetness but opens up to focus on its sharp yeast profile with a healthy dose of greenery to add fresh bitterness. This raises the bar on American offerings of Belgian styles and was one of my top 3 favorites of an evening filled with quality beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Hard to pronounce but easy to drink... sorry... bad joke. A nice, floral aroma. Reminds me a bit of Icarus actually. I don’t know if I would pin this as a Belgian ale straight off. It’s very fruity and floral and a bit spicy but it’s definitely not a dubbel or a quad or anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Nice cola, burgundy color. Fairly good aroma. Pleasant flavors -- mostly rye, and plum, dark fruit. A bit o’ pepper in there as well I believe. One of the more solid offerings from them.

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