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Goose Island Oak-Aged Celebration Red Ale

Goose Island Oak-Aged Celebration Red Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
“Ellie’s Red” was Originally brewed for our Pub brewer’s daughter, Gabrielle, in honor of her first birthday in 2002. We aged the second half of this double batch with oak chips. This gives the beer a spicy complexity which mellows the sweet, malt character and adds a drier finish to this hoppy red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Draft @ Clyborne. Copper to umber in color with a smaller off-white head. Aromas of caramel, somewhat earthy/green hops and mild oak. Smooth light feel. Flavors are subtle but there. LIght malt, with some toffee and caramel. Hints of oak and light herbal hops. A pure red ale, with a twist of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2007
From the cask tent at GTMW 2007. Poured a slightly hazy orange color. Head was soapy and off white. Attractive aroma of buttery caramel and light sprucy hops. Didn’t detect much in the way of oak. Smooth and delicately sweet on the tongue with buttery caramel and biscuity malt accompanied by moderate hop bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2007
On cask at GTMW. Poured an almost clear iced tea brown with a loose covering of big tan bubbles. The aroma picked up lightly-toasted oak over a sweet caramel and dark fruity base.. sweet and quite enjoyable. The flavor had sweet plums and caramel at the base with a strong medicinal and herbal bitterness on top.. odd, and even sharper at the back-end, leaving medicinal notes on the finish. Lighter-bodied on the palate with the balance skewed toward the bitterness and medicinal notes. This was OK, but the off notes got to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 On tap; poured a reddish brown with a whitish head. Aroma was nice with a good amount of vanilla, wood and caramel. Flavor was much of the same. Had some toffee in their and a decent amoung of grapefruit. Liked it alot; but probably just because it is oak aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
on tap, pours murky reddish brown with small white head. nose is oaky, vanilla, pretty hoppy, and caramelly. flavor is rather oaky and vanilla, with piney and grapefruit hop notes and toasted biscuit malt note. very crisp and refreshing on a hot chicago summer day. a nice twist on a hoppy red ale. it actually reminds me of oaked arrogant bastard a lot. tasty stuff.

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