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Goose Island Summers Best Bitter

Goose Island Summers Best Bitter
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A golden-colored, medium bodied, srong Bitter. Brewed with 100% Simpson’s Maris Otter Malt, and for added simplicity hopped exclusively with Yakima Goldings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at Clybourn. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color with a white head. Very fruity aroma full of apricot, mango, and sliced banana. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. There was also some mild bitterness. tasted mostly of apricot, caramel, and grass with some graham cracker emerging after the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1209) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Draught at Clybourn July 2008. Golden, creamy full off white head. Very rich in the mouth. Creamy caramely flavor with light dry spicy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Wrigleyville location
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Simple aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, some malt and caramel flavor, correct bitterness. Smoother than an English bitter. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2008 on tap at GI wrigelyville. golden-amber color with white head. nose has some toasted biscuit and spicy hop notes. flavor is really bitter, way too bitter to style, but the hop flavor isn’t that great either, some toasted biscuit notes. didn’t really taste like an ESB. maybe an amber ale. however i drank this, and i enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
On Tap at GI- Gold color, small whtie head. Little bit of spice meets the malt in the nose. English malt with american hops, slight metallic taste, body, great feel, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2007
On tap at Clybourne. Pours amber with a dissipating white head. Faint lemony citrus aroma. Medium to light bodied with a slightly thin texture. Initial flavor of caramel and maris otter malt that is countered by a spicy bitterness. Clean finish. Fairly tame session most likely geared toward the casual beer drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2007
On tap at Clybourn. Cloudy, amber, small white head. Light grainy aroma with sweet malt. Hop spice flavor, med sweet, appropiate. Med body, little carb. Avery solid bitter and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2621) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2006
On tap at the brewery: Perfumy nose, amber color. Lemony malt at first, bitter end. Like lemon cleaning fluid in the aftertaste - unpleasant. Medium body. Not so good for this brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Growler: Orangy with some fizzy white head. Smells of some hops and not much else. Taste is hops, some sweetness, and some lemon sourness. Needs more malt. Mouthfeel is light. Boring, but may make a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Growler, 2005 version: golden summer haze – thin, off-white film. Zesty orange-hop sweetness in the aroma mixed with lemon flesh and a mild bitterness. Smooth, but well textured mouth feel and a great hop freshness. Biscuity malts play a great supporting role, but don’t over power. Malted, bitter orange flavours throughout the finish. Very nice.

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