Goose Island Little Abe
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
A “small beer” made from the second runnings of our “Old Aberration Barleywine”. A light malt character with a centennial hop middle and a clean dry finish. An “AbeNormally” drinkable brew. Served in a Pint glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2007
Cask conditioned at Wrigleyville: About one of the few highlights of the day since the Cubs could not get a clutch hit...any ways...A hazy ameber hue with a small but lasting off-white foamy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee, floral hops, dusty yeast esters and a dash of pear. The taste was surprisingly more bitter than expected with a nice bite on the finish supported by smooth malts. The mouth feel is soft and refined as one would hope from a cask bitter. This is very much on par with your common British pint except a tad hoppier. Good stuff all told.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Draft Wrigleyville: Well it’s better than Anchor Small. That’s all my notes on this one say other than my rating for it. It was a nice session, light and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Clybourn. Transparent, magnifying and polished brass in color with a dense, thick, foamy tan head that’s half an inch tall and retracting with melted marshmallow lacing. Charming aroma of maraschinos, almonds, grenadine, whole wheat bread and a touch of copper kettle kisses. Lighter flavor load with a creamy onset from the head seeping in. Pale ale allegories. Slight sourdough bite with a touch of saltiness, taking on a character of Lays potato chips. It’s a mild, so there’s no point in droning on about it being a lightweight, yet the hoping profile carries continuously throughout, and is prevalent in the semi-dry finish as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft @ Clybourn. Clear medium caramel pour with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Spicy hops and caramel malt in the nose... just a bit weak. Flavor followed the aroma well, and was powerfully smooth. Mildly bitter floral at the finish. Light-bodied and felt a bit watery across the middle, but still smooth and well-done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap at clybourn. pours clear amber with small white head. nose wasn’t much but subtle caramel and hop notes. flavor was hoppier than i expected with caramel notes. body was thin. a tasty and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft Brewery Clybourn (Old Notes)- Pours a clear amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel, slight hops, and grains. Taste of the same with some bitterness. This light bodied brew did nothing for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2006
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Amber body with a good white head. Not much of an aroma. This is a "second running" beer, and it tastes like it. It tasted a bit earthy to me, but mostly watered down, like tea from a tea bag that has been used too much. Not terribly impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Clear, amber body with a rather large, densely-packed layer of cream-colored foam. Mild, malty aroma of caramel, whole grains, some light fruit (apples and grapes), a relatively pronouced earthy element and some light floral perfume. The body is thin, but that’s to be expected from a second-runnings beer. The flavor is mild and shows the malt as the strongest element in the mix. The sweetness and light toasted element is complimented by the mellow hop bitterness that comes out at the very end. Not a bad beer, but I’m looking forward to the Old Aberration more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Draught: fairly clear toasty, red-brown with a fairly thick taupish head. Decently interesting, malty aroma with some mushy fruits, lightly watered dirt and almost burnt toast…thin on the tongue with hints of hops at the back of the mouth. As usual, an interesting beer to sample (I am glad that they don’t waste anything), but not the most enjoyable…

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Good looking pour, a clear copper body with an off-white head that does some major lacing. After that, it’s pretty much like drinking malt scented water. The finish is wet.

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