Goose Island ReplicAle Belgian Golden Ale
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Each year our suppliers donate ingredients so that the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild can brew our Replicale. Each brewery will craft this Belgian golden ale brewed with lots of citrusy American hops. All versions will be showcased at this years Ale Fest. Served in a Tulip glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Golden pour from draft at goose island wrigley. Banana and citrus aroma. Good for this style if beer. Floral and fruity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2012
At the Brewpub in Wrigleyville. A nice Belgian pale. Straw colored with a white head. Clove and citrusy....decent, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
This is the brewery’s gabf pale ale entry, this year made with citra. Don’t expect any awards for this one! A light copper with a tope head, head rises about two fingers and looks generic, like it was made for a commercial, weird bubble formation, I later assume this is due to it being cask conditioned which I didn’t initially know...A light aroma that is distinctly citra hops but they are light and do not show as strongly as most citra beers do. Slightly disappointing...The taste is even more disappointing, an almost flavorless beer, can’t believe this is cask, with only light pine and a very metallic finish. This was a bar tender recommendation, but take mine and don’t bother getting this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Voice recorder rating. At Clybourne. Pours a hazy pale golden. Nice sweet fruity aroma. Light bodied without being watery. Lots of sweetness, with notes of orange peel, banana, and subtle spicy phenols. Probably too sweet and one dimensional for some, but I did not mind it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours a hazy lemon yellow with almost no head. Aroma is very tart but mild. Flavor is tart with lemon notes. Body is crisp and light with a fair amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Tap @ Clybourn. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, clove, and citrus. Similar flavors and it finishes light. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Tap at Clybourn and served in tulip: Golden hue with a solid white head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of Belgian sugars, pale biscuity malts, earthy, some resiny hops and pepper, banana and pear esters. The taste is honestly a bit difficult to grasp, the Belgian influence is there but the hops don’t mesh too well with the sweetness and fruity profile IMO. The herbal and spicy finish is the highlight of the flavor profile. The mouth feel is slightly oily and syrupy, strange malt astringent character about the finish. I really hoped for more, a drinkable beer but not much else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at Wrigleyville. Poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of light banana and clove. Smelled a bit like a hefe. Delicately sweet up front with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Carbonation was middle of the road. I tasted clove, banana bread, light caramel, and a splash of lime. There was also a hint of champaign. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Draught at Clybourn. No head, murky golden, very clovey tart. Light. Citrusy with a hint of dryness from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2008
On tap at the Clybourn location. I had just sampled the Lunar replicale not long before and I didn’t know if I wanted something that resembled that. But when she said it was a dollar off, I got off the fence. Hazy golden in a tulip glass with a white head. Although light, the hops are interesting in the nose. Herbal and spicy with lemon and malt underneath. The flavor was also light and leaving more to be desired. The interesting hop presence and spice becomes a little annoying and overwhelms the light lemony malts. The more I drink of it, the more bored of it I become.

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