RateBeer
Goose Island The Maestro
     click to upload


 No Score 

Requires
more ratings

Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
caramel color, vanilla aroma, bourbon soaked rye flavor, full body

Aged in Evan Williams single barrel


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Snifter on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). I wasn’t too keen on the idea of this, but it was the only new beer I had left. Pours a fairly well hazed almost murky amber pour, some fire on the edges, but dulled overall. A big cakey offwhite near beige head sits atop. Cakes and laces ok, sticks around. Aromas are sticky sweetness, barrel presence shows whiskey bourbon, vanilla, oak. Fairly sweet, warm gentle spirit grows. Caramel, bready malts, and biscuits. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thinned by the barrel, showing bread and biscuits, toffee up front. Middle shows barrel presence but not hot, offering rich oak and vanilla tannins, sweeter but enjoyable, deep and spicy. Some fruit, apple and pear, bread, wheat, and touches of spice. Backend shows some heat, more touches of spirit, vanilla, still fairly creamy and sweet. Apples stick around, this actually works, as the barrel is very flavorful but not as hot as anticipated. The heat from the base is hidden by the barrel, the sweetness and thickness thinned a bit. Surprisingly worked on a decent level. An odd choice to put in a spirit barrel, but it wasn’t bad. A bit sweet, but still works.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at the Clyborn location. Pours a beardless gold with an amber hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of caramel and vanilla with light fruit and sweet grain. Flavor has a lot of sweet grains with vanilla, caramel and light fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Draft at Clybourn. Interesting. Lightly hazed deep gold with a hint of orange in the middle. Fluffy white head dissipates. Nose is bready with some spicy notes, light vanilla and noted floral hops? On tasting, it almost gets pulled to the over the top barrel side, but the base beer is robust enough to stand up to it. Vanilla and bready malt with some light continental hopping as well. Balanced and neat. Pretty solid BA beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On tap at goose island clybourn... Pours a mostly non-transparent orangecopper hued consistency and topped with a thin wispy film of soapy white head... Aroma of dark fruit caramel, vanilla, and lighter barrel notes. Semi to mostly sweet with a more than moderate dark fruit component, faint semi-tart apple lingering in the background... More sweet than what the aroma leads on to be. Sweeter caramel and toffee, vanilla and soft bourbon. Mild warming, touch of booziness. Sft to medium bodied with lighter level oF carbonation. Long and extended sweet finish wth a touch of bitter char on the backend. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft at goose. Pours amber golden with white head. Aroma is a bit buttery, vanilla, and some roasted barrel char. Flavors have vanilla, buttery, caramel, toasted nutty barrel character. an odd choice for a bourbon barrel but it works.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »





Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50