Goose Island Session Saison - "Lacto"
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
This is the take-two from the Goose Island Session Saison series. This hazy golden hued beer is brewed with just a small amount of Lactobacillus for a smooth, light sourness. Not as tart as the "Lambicus", but still has enough complexity to wow the most discerning palates. Bright accessible, refreshing, with edges of citrus and a clean simple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma is softer than the first two beers, nice spiciness and a soft grassy/straw flavour. Fairly soft with a nice light tartness. Flavour is decent. A soft lightly cooling minty character. Light tropical citrus with a bit of cherry and lean pale malts. Crackery and lean with a touch of lemony flavour. Nice beer... but I think I prefer the clausenii and lambicus versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Draught @ BTAH. Pours hazy light yellow, thin white head. Nose is light, bit of crisp wheat and citrus, and a very subtle, round, lactic sour note. Flavor is again light, with some very light grassy hops peeking through, crisp wheat a a hint of lemon, with the lacto showing up with a round, almost off-sweet lightly sour note. My favorite of three variants. Very subtle, but my god, I could have drank it all night, and been happy doing so. Light body, lightly reserved carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Tap at the Blind Tiger Goose Island Event: Pours a hazy light golden with a fading white head. Has a crisp aroma- sweet lemon peel, tart-ish wheaty notes, and a Belgian estery presence (No funkiness) Crisp and fairly light feel to the body, with a mild tartness in the flavor. Some lemon peel character, with just a brief lactic suggestion. The yeast profile leans to sweet esters, slightly bubblegum-like. The finish has a decent hop character offering a succinct citrusy bitterness. Not bad, it just didn’t have any surfaced funkiness or sour character. Middle of the road yeast character.

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