Goose Island Presidential Beer
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Kerry Beer: A British Style Dark Ale brewed with liberal amounts of specialty malts, making it perfect to eat with a hamburger, especially with plenty of Heinz Ketchup.
Bush Beer: Order a pint of Bush Beer and it will cast a vote for towards George W Bush remaining in office for the next term. The smooth ale is a conservatively hopped English Midlands style Mild Ale. The color of Texas oil and perfectly compliments our BBQ Pulled Pork or our Beer Nachos

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draught, Wrigleville: not a bad promotion, but a totally unremarkable beerÖbronzed body and no head. Aroma boasts some subtle malts and toasted bread, but little hops. Extremely thin palate and no real body. The flavours contain some sweetness and a decent malt bill, but this one just didnít impress.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
On tap, I ordered the Kerry beer: Deep amber hue with a nice frothy off-white head and good lace. The arom has a bready and malty dry nose, light toffee and toastm mild floral hops. The taste starts with a mild sweetness with an undertone of british like hops. Subdued bitters on the finish. The feel is thin-bodied and chalky, boring. Among the worst GI beers to date, very bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 goose island clybourn / itís a little prickly and sweet. i didnít really care for this beer, but i received a free sticker that read, "i voted for bush beer at goose island." i donít know where the sticker is, but iím sure itís where my memory of this beer is. itís uneventful. i lost a game of pool and had to drink this instead of the prize john the younger. (i was told the bush and kerry beer are the same thing, so whatís up with the commercial description?)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4852) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2004
How these two are listed the same, I have no idea. Sure theyíre both watery and have little to no real substance... but Bush seems to have a little more malt and dryness to it. Kerry seemed like a weaker version of Bush, but better balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Deep reddish brown in color. Salty nose. Thin, watery, but hints of caramel and roasted malt peak through. Not much different than the Bush beer, which echoes the actual political race.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Red/Brown Coloring. White Skin. Watery With Some Malt Flavors. Pretty Flaky Beer ;) Very Similiar in Looks and Flavor as the Kerry Brew. Not Sure Why They Are Listed As the Same On Here... I Found the Kerry Brew To be Identical in Coloring/Looks but A Bit Hoppier..and Wheat Flavors. Overall I Prefer the Maltier Brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2004
I tried this probably one time offering right alongside itís competition, "Kerry." Itís really an uneventful amber ale(surprise, surprise). Malt accented, a bit watery with a earthy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2004
A "Drink the Vote" beer from GI. One orders this beer as either a "Kerry" beer or a "Bush" beer. Goose Island tallies the votes and declares a winner or sorts. Hooray, beer! Dark copper with a fluffy, quickly diminishing head. The aroma contains caramel, whole grains, nuts and a touch of chocolate. Almost no representation from the hops but there are some dark fruits and light anise. The body is thin and a little watery in nature. The flavor is unobtrusive and fairly balanced with a minor slant toward the sweet side. An average beer with decent flavor but little body.

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