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Goose Island Stone Fruit Sour Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Chef Collaboration Series. Brewed with Chef Michael McDonald from 160 Blue. A tart golden ale brewed with our kolsch yeast and sun-dried sour yellow plums.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1422) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Thanks Diego for bringing a growler of this to Halloween. It’s a pretty damn drinkable sour beer, although the flavors aren’t exactly the most exciting they’re also not BAD and certainly at the level of your average tolerable craft beer. Extremely sippable, mild tartness, slight fruity sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap into a tasting glass at GI...A clear and bright light gold, copper tones, a light white head that fades too fast...A sweet yet boring aroma, generic fruity pebbles, no yellow plum notes or sourness, the name is totally off and confusing...The taste shows its really a kolsh, light hops, a little sweet but otherwise dead. Easy to drink but no point. Totally misleading name. A beer worth skippin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draught at Clybourn. Hazy. Small head. Murky. Ugly. Dull fruit in the aroma. Light tart. Some fruit in flavor. Mild acidity. Very light bitterness. Sweet malt and a bit dull. Medium body. The fruit is a bit messy and this needs more acidity to bring things together.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6865) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Chicago. Hazy brass colour. Soapy, perfumey floral citrus aroma. Sweet fruity palate, more tart than sour really. Can’t say I’d call out the sour plums here though, could be any unripened stone fruit. A low-key sour ale, or a tart fruit ale, depending on how you look at it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub on 10/17/10. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is funk, malt and apricot. Funky flavor with some sweet malt and a clean, fruity apricot finish. Not getting a ton of sourness here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Tap, Clybourn. Crystal clear, golden, nice rocky head. Aroma’s of peach, mango, sour plums, light malt/wheat character in background. Flavor much the same, light sour/tartness, light wheat character, very clean. Well attenuated. Spritzy mouthfeel, highly carbonated. Nice session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Growler (room temp)... Tower of Power Sour Hour Deel Twee... Hazy, deep golden ale with a small, wispy, white head. The fruity, bready nose offers lightly toasted biscuit malts and, of course, a mild plum component. Medium-bodied with bouncing carbonation. The flavor is fruity and modestly tart - clean and neat as well. Short crisp, dry finish. Growler courtesy of Maltzilla!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3000) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a tap poured a straw color with a small amount of head. Nice malty slightly sour flavor with a quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2010
From notes. Tasted on draft at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours clear sparkling golden with a thick white head that quickly recedes to light lace. The nose is yeasty and dusty with a hint of fruitiness. The flavor is fruiter than the nose with a hint of vanilla, white peppercorn, nice golden malt, and just a bit of tartness coming through as well. The body is light with sparkling carbonation and a medium fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
On tap at the Clybourn location. Pours a slightly hazy bright yellow with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly citric and zesty with a touch of straw and a bit of grassy hops. The lemon zest and sweet grain note balance nicely. Flavor is a bit more on the grainy side, refreshing though and very summery. The fruit note is still there, a touch of citrus and a slightly wheaty bready finish. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. Refreshing though lacking in richness and complexity to be amazing.


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