Goose Island Ryno 23
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
To celebrate Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Goose Island Beer Co. has created a special beer, Ryno 23, brewed in the Cubs sugger’s honor. "23" is brewed with pale and wheat malts with a bit of aromatic malt for flavor. The final result is a crisp, well-balanced ale that’s as easy going as Ryno himself. For every pint of Ryno 23 beer sold, Goose Island will contribute $2 to the Sandberg Foundation that supports various Chicagoland charities helping children.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
pours light yellow. fizzy with thin mouthfeels. taste is bananas, fruit, malt. finishes crisp. not a very satisfying beer, but easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Tap at Wrigleyville. This was just a below-average APA.. just as BBB alluded to. Pour was a clear medium-golden with a short rocky white head. Light lacing as it went down. Aroma had some pine and grapefruit along with an earthy malt backbone, but came across as quite weak. Light-bodied for an APA, and none of the flavors really shined. Nice and crisp on the finish, but lacking the nice bitterness that their IPA provides.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Tap: A nice golden blonde color with lots of bubbles and a thin layer of tan head. Aroma was some citrus and some other sweet fruits. Pale malts and some sweet fruit in the taste. Finished somewhat bitter. Can easily pound a few of these before a game. Part of the proceeds supposedly go to charity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap at wrigleyville...Poured a light golden with an airy white head that diminished to a small ring fed by limited carbonation. Aromas were malty and earthy, with hints of passion fruit underneath. Flavors were similar to the aromas, but lacked any sort of intensity. I have to agree with BBB63 and Jokes in saying that this beer is marginal at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Tap at Wrigleyville: Pours a golden hue with a small but lasting head and some lace. The aroma has notes of pale bready malts, hint of apple and strawberry, mild bitters, and dusty esters. The taste starts a touch sweet with a sublime fruity undertone and lingering bitters on the short and clean finish. The feel is very average, lively enough. Good news is the monies going to charity, bad news is this is an less than average APA, not worthy of Goose Island standards. Needs a bit more bitters in the finish, but I guess that is what they wanted. Agree with Denton, it is made for the masses attending Cubs games.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2005
Clear golden amber with a thin ring of white foam almost circling the glass. Moderate, slightly malty aroma of pale malt, wheat bread, subtle hops and a touch of fruity esters. The body is fairly light and easy drinking for the summer months. Mostly sweet, due to the malt, this APA seems a bit bland. The hops provide just a touch of very subtle bitterness in the finish. All told, it’s a little disappointing for a Cubs HOFer to be honor with a *mediocre* beer. But for the Bud slightly crowd in Wrigleyville, I’m sure it will sell.

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