BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at GI Clybourn. Slightly hazy amber pour. White head. Dusty malty aroma and taste. Solid brew from GI.
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at GTMW - Pours amber with a light white head. Nose is bready malt, light honey, and real light herbal hops. Taste is bread, malty, with a touch of yeast and light herbal hops in the finish. Thin and slick--pretty watery. A bit of a letdown, but I had real high hops.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GI clybourn. Nose of wet grains, some citrus, a little dirty. Cloying bitterness of grapefruit which cuts some of that caramel/biscuit/toasted/nutty malts. A touch sweet. But ok. 6/3/7/3/12
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dinkle50 (875) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold color, clear. Light head faded really quick. No lacing. Biscuit and malty aroma. Mouth is pretty thin. Lots of heavy grains. Ok, but not amazing.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got some of my buddy’s cask pour at Goose Island-Clybourn. Pours a clear gold-amber color with a finger of white head. Notes of fruits, grass, floral hops, sweet and toasty malts, cream- everything is very smooth and subtle. Light-bodied, with low carbonation. Nice.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GI Clybourn. Pours a very attractive deep gold with a frothy white head that sticks around forever. Nose is really nice, light English floral hopping and a big biscuity malt profile. On taste, soft bitterness and creamy malts. Light sweetness and a bready cracker finish. Some more floral hopping. Very clean and well done. Another winning bitter from GI for sure.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice deeper golden hue, with touches of amber, a light haze, and moderate frothy whitish head that dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are bread dough and touches of grass, yeasty dough, cereal grains, a bit raw. Initial is a touch toasty and grainy, cereal grains, bread dough, some toast. Raw grains and toast, light doughy qualities. Some touches of grass, hay. Dry finish with lingering doughy cereal grains. Simple, yet flavorful. Not adjuncty. Touches of toast, biscuits, and fresh wheat bread and pale malts. I love beers like this, simple, touches of bitterness, sturdy yet light maltiness that preaches bread in a glass yet outdoors drinkability. Nice sessionable Bitter.