TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
hopscotch (8863) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
drdisque (510) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours cloudy copper. Fairly smooth for a bitter and finishes clean. Moderate English hoppy flavor but very well balanced.
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
HonkeyBra (3265) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.