Goose Island Summer Bitter
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at GI Clybourn. Slightly hazy amber pour. White head. Dusty malty aroma and taste. Solid brew from GI.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3200) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
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.

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