Goose Island Traditional Bitter
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
An English style bitter with a crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Had this at the Claybourn Brewpub. Served from a cask into an Imperial pint glass. 4.5 A: Medium orange and surprisingly clear. Thick creamy head with very good retention. 3.5 S: Grainy and mild herbal hops. 4.0 T: Good balance. Mild bitterness, mild herbal hop flavor, and crystal malt. 4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth and super creamy. 4.0 D: This is a very sessionable ale. The taste is damn good and never got boring. Serving type: cask Reviewed on: 06-28-2009 04:54:26

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn 7/20/09. Pours a pretty copper amber with eggshell head. Honey citrus arome. Touch of sweetness up front, then a balanced sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn, served in an English pint. Bright copper red pour with a light haze and a two-finger thick head of slowly fading beige foam. Decent lacing. The aroma included toasted crystal malt that was mellowed by some brisk English and citrus hop notes. The flavor was a nice balanced blend of malt and crisp hops. Really clean and drinkable. The mouthfeel was light to medium-bodied and had a moderate amount of soft carbonation. A really tasty session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2009
On cask at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of malt, grain, hops, and spice. Taste is of very light, earthy hops. Has a biscuity malt backbone. Lots of dry grain, as well as some spice that I had not expected. Mouthfeel was very crisp and easy drinking. Not harsh, not offensive, just a very drinkable cask bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Cask @ Pizza Port Real Ale fest 2009. Mostly clear orange amber with a fluffy off white head that left some spotty lacing. Lost of cereal grains and roasted malts in the nose, light herbal hops as well. Flavor was much of the same with a little added spice, finishes with light bitterness, light-medium in body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Cask at GI Clybourn. Pours a nice amber with a foamy head (due to the sparkler on the pull). Nose is biscuity with a light EKG aroma, some wet grain as well. Pretty standard. On taste, quite malty, though never sweet. Biscuits and toast come through, as well as some pleasant grass notes. Again, GI delivers a very tasty cask bitter. Nice.

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