Goose Island Pennant Race Red Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An American Red Ale brewed on premises and available exclusively here at GIW. Our brewer has created a beer that balances character with warm weather drinkability. Crystal and Chocolate malts create a deep copper color and roasted malt complexity. Dry-hopping in the serving tank with Cascade and Crystal hops gives it a fresh floral/fruity hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
On tap @ Clybourn. Orange-red pour with a light tan head. Aroma of earthy hops, caramel malt and light citrus. Flavors of citusy hops, toasted caramel malt and a bit of lemon. Medium body, crisp/sweet/bright with an earthy/bright/toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at Clybourn on 6/20/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin coating of white head. Sweet toasty grainy caramel malty aroma has a touch of citrusy hops. Body starts with nice lightly sugary sweet caramel malt balanced with good earthy noble hops toward a drier, crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Pennant Race Red
Date: 06/20/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Clybourne

hazy red, wispy head, light sweet caramel malt aroma, well balanced tasty caramel malt flavor with earthy hops, nice bready biscuit character, just a touch of sweetness, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2007
On tap at Wrigleyville in early June. Hazy, deep orange with a moderately sized off-white head. Rye, moderately hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet, caramel and butterscotch flavor rounded out by herbally rye notes. Moderately carbonated with a grainy, wheat/rye finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2007
(Jun 07) Tap at Clybourn, MBA pint glass: Slightly hazy reddish brown with a nice long lasting creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of apricot, berries, apple esters along with grainy and caramel malt, slight grassy hops. Very floral and fruity indeed.

The taste has a malty and fruity overtone with an earthy and herbal backbone. A weird plastic finish did cause some concern. The mouth feel is lively yet soft, chalky dryness in the finish. Okay beer but the flavor did not match the aroma, quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On tap @ Clybourn: Clear light amber in color with a white head. Aroma, caramel and pale malts, some earthy notes. Flavor, caramel some sweet notes, toasted malts, and some earthiness to it on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
From the tap this poured a dirty red body with a modest white head. The aroma had some caramel, orchard fruits, and a slight earthiness to it. Not a bad malty flavor with some fruit tossed in. The hoppy bitterness balances it out smoothly and lingers into the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Sampler. Seems to have migrated to the Clybourn location once the Cubs were out of the pennant race as of June. Looks liike the Rotweizen I just had, minus the murk and the weizen. Smell is actually a little less robust, too. Much clearer reddish brown color. Simply a hearty, lightly malted ale with a hidden hop burn at finish.

Cask pour. The cask version, available 6/6, shows a stiffer foamy head. Still has a nice effervescence, with a much more prominent malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Draft at Wrigleyville. Had this brew after freezing and leaving early from a mid-May Cubs-Sox game. A good session ale, although not quite as good as Wrigley Red which was pouring at the same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2007
Poured a murky reddish-brown with a well-retained short white head. Aroma picked up dusty biscuity notes with hints of dark fruit and some dry herbal notes.. came across as a cheap amber. Flavor was of artificially-sweetened, lightly-toasted caramel with faint dark fruit and light herbal bitterness.. uptick of dark fruit again at the finish. Lighter-bodied with noticeable effort to be non-offensive in all facets… certainly sessionable.

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