Goose Island Saison 07
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Coriander and ginger provide additional spicy complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/28/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007

opaque orange, wispy off white head, sweet fruity aroma wist a nice spicy character, creamy body, lots of spicy flavor, light fruity character, nice complexity, touch of funk adds to the complexity

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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9135) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Growler pour @ DLD 4/28. Pours cloudy orange/copper color with a small white head. The aroma had notes of citrus, corriander, grass, and some funk. The flavor consisted of more citrus, spices, sweet malt, and an acid tartness. Medium mouthfeel, smooth drinking. Not my favorite, but worth one sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2007
Poured hazy medium orange with a short cap of white head and some thorough lacing. Aroma found lots of spicy coriander and white pepper over a sweet malty baseÖ orange zest appears with warmth along with candy sweetness. Tart spices and floral bitterness bite the tip of the tongue upon first impression.. apple and other light fruity sweetness come shortly after.. peppery spices, orange zest, and a hint of alcohol sharpness provide an additional level of complexity as it warms upÖ very tasty! Spicy, medium-bodied, and engaging throughout. Very much enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2007
From a growler at DL Day: Pours a surprisingly deep amber with reddish highlights and a small head which left just a hint of film on the glassware. The aroma has notes of coriander, rosemary, ginger ale, biscuity malts, toffee, apple, pear, and a hint of brett like funk. The taste mostly followed suit with a spicy character over a layer of acidic fruit and malty base. Bready and slightly gummy finish. The mouth feel is smooth and soft. Okay at best but worth the try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 Draught. At the Clybourn brewpub. Slight hazy amber with a small off-white head. Fairly wan sweet caramel malt aroma, weak contributions from soft spices and yeast. Tasted a bit beefier (served too cold for the aroma?), coriander and other spices, yeast and sweet malt which seemed a touch lactic in the finish. Average body, mild carbonation, slightly bitter and, oddly, acidic - it was okay, not a home run though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
I donít comprehend why this is a "new" Saison from Goose Island merely because it has differing ingredients from past versions and is aged somewhat differently. After all, it is just another Saison, overly chilled, poured into a tulip glass, isnít it?

So much for this weekís commentary on Wild Blossomís Sweet Desire 2005...

This is a fine entry into the Saison category by GI. Itís a hazy amber/gold with a modest white head that does some spotty lacing as you drink. The aroma (once it warmed) is sharp and pungent, somewhat funky, with citrus zest, newly mown grasses, and wildflowers. Medium bodied, itís somewhat bitter with grass and fruit rinds, has a splash of pale malt, a touch of coriander (canít taste the ginger), and watered down citrus juice. It finishes on a bitterly refreshing note. Not bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2007
Pous a hazy orange amber with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma was spicy, various fruits, tropical fruit, banana, coconut, mixed citrus and an overall tartness, yeasty with some coriander. Flavor was very dry, yeasty, spciy, fruity, peppery with some honey. On the sticky side, yet dry. Also picked up some of the ginger and coriander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
sample from a growler at DLD, thanks drewbeerme! pours hazy golden with white head. nose is bready, funk, butter, yeast, and coriander. flavor was pretty spicy, ginger, and coriander. finishes dry. high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Date: 4/28/2007
Event: DarkLord Day 2007
Location: Three Floyds Brewing Co. Parking Lot
Serving: Sampled from a growler.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Slight funk and grassy notes.
Appearance: Hazy/cloudy honey color, almost opaque.
Flavor: Fruity and somewhat malty with a slight corriander spice to it and a hint of tartness.
Palate: Average.
Overall: Okay, but again nothing special. Iím glad Goose Island is constantly trying to make new beers, but they need to work a bit more at it. Many of the brewpub beers that I have had, including this one, turn out to be only marginally better than average...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Sampler at Clybourn. Quite a change from the reds, weizens and bitters Iíve been sampling tonight (June 6). Brown pour with rosy highlights. Nice brettish smellóif you like that sort of thing. Tart taste that more likely from warm fermenting. Tongue tingling and dry, with a melange of spices, though my impression is more of cherries and sour apple.

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