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Goose Island S.O.B. (Standard Ordinary Bitter)

Goose Island S.O.B. (Standard Ordinary Bitter)
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
"An English style bitter beer that is quite smooth and has hints of caramel."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Imperial draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a glowing orange dulled raft, light haze, frothy offwhite head, laces ok but small, dies to a film. Aromas are dulled biscuity malts, bread, toast, light floral hops, touches of spice. Initial is light bodied, crisp and toasty biscuits, touch of more substantial toffee, light grassy and floral hops, touches of pale and caramel malts. Finish is dry, mellow toast, touch of florals. Tasty sessioner, fresh, and lovely. A true Bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
draft @ Clybourne. Light copper color. Mild english malt aroma, liitle hop presence. Taste was mild, mild bitterness, caramel malts. Pretty flavorful for 3.5%. Great session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Growler... Clear amber ale with a small, fat-bubbled, white head. The nose is of spent mash and restrained caramel. Light-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Leans toward the sweet side of balance, but not by much. Malty and light. Finishes thin, mildly crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a coppery orange. Lots of caramel, light floral hops. Medium bodied, more sweet caramel. Dry light bitter finish. Reminds me of a couple homebrews. Good and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (755) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours cloudy copper. Fairly smooth for a bitter and finishes clean. Moderate English hoppy flavor but very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
On tap at Clybourn. According to my menu, the 3.5% SOB is a Standard Ordinary Bitter, not a Special. Pours a clear, light orange body with a lasting, foamy head. Aroma of light cracker and some bread dough. Flavor has pretzel, bread crust and some caramel. Light body is fuller than the PMD. Light, pleasant carbonation. Malty with some lingering cracker. Well done and easy drinking. I’m digging Goose Island’s take on British session beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, nuts, husk, and wort. Flavor of grass, toasted grain, and crackers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
On tab at Clybourn. Pours a clear glowing rich golden with a nice thick frothy white nitro head. Aroma is tea like, slightly tannic, lightly sweet and hoppy. Light flavored, super sessionable, grainy malty, wortish qualities, super light, tannic. Watery body with crisp light carbonation. I dig it. Goose does milds well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sampled at GABF. Amber color. Light hop aroma with a bit of a malt sweetness. Light flavor, almost like a mild. Would be a decent session brew if you were at a party and had to drive home.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2009
On tap at GI Cly. Clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is like fresh wort or a hop tea, sweeter and a noticable grain presence but light. Flavor is straight up hop tea with apricot. Watery and light carbonation. Like wort that is going straigt into the fermented.

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