Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev) Reviews




Scrumpy369
3.8
Goose Island Goose IPA
Bottle in Edinburgh. Clear yellow colour, nice white head with good retention. Nose is brutal hoppy. Fruity, flowery. Mango, peach, tulips. Taste sadly doesn’t deliver as much, just medium bitterness. Nice overall, but lovely nose.
Friday, July 29, 2016

alexsdad06
4.1
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2015
Draft to taster at FoBAB from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma had bigger maple syrup, bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, pretty much the usual except for the maple. The flavor has the usual BCS goodness with maple syrup, a mild nutty character and some backing heat from the peppers, another solid treatment.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Oscbert
4.1
Goose Island Sofie
Tart lemony biscuity aroma with cherry and pepper. Pours a very hazy yellow golden color with small creamy head Tart lemony cherry flavor, light leather barnyard funk, bready, yeasty peppery. Medium light bodied with medium co2, lingering pleasant yeasty sweet finish. After a long hot day this is very good. Interesting and refreshing. I wouldn't mind drinking this until I pass out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 29, 2016

alexsdad06
4.1
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Manhattan Barrel
Draft at FoBAB 2011 from backlog notes. I ran into a guy from Goose Island that brought me behind the scenes to sample a little bit of everything. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have all the wonderful stuff of BCS with enhanced fruity character I guess from the Vermouth and bitters, some booze, I just like pretty much everything BCS.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

17Beer
3.1
Goose Island Goose IPA
Bready aromas with light citrus. Pours golden with a white small head. Tastes of citrus and hops. Short finish with light carbonation. Very light and refreshing.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

wchesser
4.3
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel
Pours dark black, not as thick as I’d expected but fairly viscous. Nose is tart red fruits, dark and burnt malts. Taste is off dry, mouthfeel slick and silky. Flavor is brambly, with luxardos lending a syrupy sweetness, with rustic dried cherry and brambly blackberry, salt is present and enhances the fruit. Super interesting and not quite what I expected it to be.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mark_Eck
4.7
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are large coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and very thick.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

freekyp
2.8
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Goose Island serves up a clean crisp pils with Four Star. It gets the crisp palate and pretty golden looks down. But the grassiness of the hops and crackery malt are not present enough. It lacks the magic of a top tier pils. A pleasant moderately bitter bite finishes things up.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NikkTwist
3.1
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
Draft at Misconduct. Deep clear dark gold pour with soft wet cream-colored foam. Clean bright hops. Medium-toasted grains. Burnt orange peels. Hardwood resins. Not much aroma, but short solid flavors. Waving caramel malts underneath. Some hop spice in the finish. Some grassiness. Spring onions. Green caramels. Not my favorite but not awful.
Monday, July 25, 2016

Franckg
3.2
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Robe ambrée claire surmonté d’un léger col de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Arômes d’agrumes frais, pamplemousse jaune, notes de gazon séché, léger malt caramélisé. En bouche, goût d’agrumes un peu amers, malt caramelisé, gazon, zeste de pamplemousse. Texture légère et corps mince. Bonne bière de soif.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

jaghana
3
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Bottle 355ml, a copper beer with medium head. Aroma is on caramel, sugar notes, did not get the wheat, like a belgian blond, correct for the alcohol level, light fruits.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

blahbobbyblah
3.1
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
Spent all morning clearing land and now back to relax for a bit. A decent IPA for a 100 degree day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Rubin77
3.7
Goose Island Goose IPA
F: big, long lasting, off-white. C: deep gold, clear. A: citrus, tangerine, biscuits, tropical fruits, mango, hint of passion fruits. T: citrus, tangerine, grapefruits, good long lasting citrus/floral bitterness, hint of biscuits, medium body, good carbonation, good balanced tasty beer, worth to try, 355ml bottle from Spar in Westkapelle in Netherland.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

jc1762
3.8
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
2014 tap into a snifter showing dark caramel with translucent rims and sparse foam. The nose shows a lot of sweet caramel and vanilla with a light bourbon background. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Sweet caramel and sugar cane immediately show with a light alcohol spice. Bourbon smokiness upon the finish and linger. A bit too sweet for my tastes but great with food.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Whatup14
3.4
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Canette 473ml. Couleur ambrée pâle translucide, mousse beige. Arôme de malt caramélisé, houblon herbal, touche florale. Goût de houblon herbal, malt caramélisé, soupçon de café, amertume moyenne-faible. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

MarcoDL
4.4
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel
Bottle at tasting. Great aroma of vanilla, cherries, roasted malt and red fruit. Great rich taste of red fruit, thick whiskey vanilla, subtle salt, cherries, vinous booze and a long amazing evolving finish. Nectar of the gods.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

DrnkMcDermott
4
Goose Island Even More Evil
Found in my notes from the 2013 craft beer documentary showing. I guess I did not think there would ever be an entry for it. Opaque orangey brown, with just a little foam. Definite funk and sour cherry smell. The taste sticks to the sour cherries, to great effect; very tart and juicy.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Cajun
3
Goose Island Summertime
Bottle - Pours pale golden, white head. Lemon, melon, grass, floral, and some other fruits in the nose. A bit of biscuit, light citrus, and a mild hops bitter finish.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

beerplace
3.4
Goose Island Goose IPA
On tap at Blackbird Public House. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is some berries/fruits. Strange, but pleasant. Taste is not so rich, with the same notes though. Same berries bitterness aftertaste. Unusual, interesting.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

gephross100
4.1
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee
2014 bottle Dark brown color. Light fringes on the edges light coffee nose. Cocoa nibs. Medium mouthfeel. Oak barrel. Boozy finish.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stoned99
4.4
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee
12 ounces bottle from trade with Jason 6 months ago. Bottle date: 07 Nov 14. Aroma: really similar bourbon aroma than in the regular bcbs. So, intense bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light coffee but probably faded away with time. I guess it’s better that then drinking an infected 2015 bottle. And anyway I love it. App: pitch black, minimal brown head, no retention. Taste and palate: full body, silky, a tad liquoreux, light to medium sweetness, lots of bourbon in mouth, subtle coffee, subtle bitter and alcohol burning finish. Overall: perfect palate. Drinks lovely. Not bitter or just a tiny bit. Love the mouthfeel including this subtle burning finish. Regarding the aroma, first time having this beer so no clue if this is supposed to be more coffee forward. Should have drank it as soon as I got it from this trade, maybe it was already too late. Anyway, no need to have more coffee to find this incredibly good. I really hope next year won’t be infected as I will sure try to get my hands on many. Perfect beer!
Saturday, July 23, 2016

bartzluke
3.1
Goose Island Goose IPA
12 oz pour from bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Orange-yellow, translucent, solid off-white head. Very piney nose. Medium body, a little sticky. Taste is bitter, malty, on the aggressive side.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

alexsdad06
4.2
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Ancho Chile
Draft sample at FoBAB 2010 from old notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have the usual BCS goodness with the addition of some fruity pepper that allows for a growing peppery heat, roast, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, very solid.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Douberd
3.3
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
(Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale) Tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam, 250ml served into a chalice. Copper orange colour on the body, mostly clear. Thick and very tall white head on top, with very good retention. Aroma of light caramel malts, faint citrus, orange peel, tangerine. Medium thin body, carbonation on the low side. Good but nothing special.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

klm1
4.6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
vintage 2015, bottled on 8th november; 14,3% abv.: pours black oily color, clear, with foamy brown head, which immediately transforms to a ring around the glass. aroma: intense bourbon aroma, very gentle, not harsh presented and at the same time supported with roasted, dark malts aroma, which takes on espresso coffe, chocolate, chocolate cake, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, tobacco, port wine,...Flavor: Intense malt flavor, with notes of chocolate, espresso coffee, vanilla, molasses, hint of cinnamon, supported with gentle note of bourbon, vanilla, oak. finish is sticky dry, body is full texture soft, carbonation is low, alcohol note is gentle hidden, but evident. I would give it a score 5, but I got only one bottle of this imps. But for sure is f...goooooooood, Damn!!!!!!!
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lubiere
3.8
Goose Island Gillian
A lightly hazed golden saison with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light strawberry notes, light Brett, light lactic notes, very nice. In mouth, a nice mix of tart strawberry jam, light acidity, light Brett, light cork character, ground cherries, very nice and complex. On tap at Gnarly Barley.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

BroadestTom
3.9
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Aroma chocolate, roasty, vanilla, woody, bourbon, Appearance black, minimal head, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate full body, thick feel, Overall this is one of the infected batches so it’s hard for me to give a honest opinion. To me the taste is full flavor of barrel bourbon and booze. I can’t tell if it is infected because this is the first time having it. Not getting any tart flavors. I think it’s a really good stout that I would like to try uninfected. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bozo_skeleton
3.4
Goose Island Endless IPA
Blonde doree, grosse carbo, collet epais et persistant Aromes tres axes sur les resineux, le pin Des notes orangés arrivent ensuite en bouche, mince, pas trop de profondeur
Saturday, July 23, 2016

jaghana
3
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Bottle 355ml given by Dominique. A clear amber beer with head going down quickly. Nose is on caramel and toasted caramel, taste is on bitterness, body is very watery, light caramel and toasted malt touch, dry grassy hops bitterness.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hallstein
3.6
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Had this at Giordanos with a slice of lemon (wtf giordano’s?...) - The beer itself is like a witbier without the belgian touch, but with american hops! Very good, flavors of lemon, coriander, wheat banana and cloves. Crisp and light. Finishes off with a nice low bitterness.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Hallstein
3.5
Goose Island Goose IPA
Had this several times all over chicago - Aroma has slight citrus, pine and is very dank. Flavor also has tons of pinyness and dankness. Slightly herbal/spicy finishes this beer off nicely.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Hallstein
5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Bottle from 2012. Thanks chris! - Sweet bourbon and oak. The complexity from the bourbon comes through, big time! Chocolate syrup. Flavor has tons of vanilla, milk chocolate and coffee. Bourbon and more chocolate. This was hands down amazing. One of the best beers ive tried. Lives up to the hype!
Friday, July 22, 2016

thornecb
2.2
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee
Infected bottle: 17/SEP/15 1351. Pours a crackling cola head (uh oh) into a snifter. Head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour chocolate and espresso aromas. Dark soy, molasses and sour hot overripe plums upfront turning to espresso in the lasting finish. I wanted to try and rate like it was from Jolly Pumpkin, but only bumped it up slightly, but ultimately a drain pour. UPDATE - I sent a note to Goose Island letting them know about a potential quality control issue (I was unaware of the infection issue) - here’s there response: "Thank you contacting Goose Island Beer Company. We’re sorry but the deadline for 2015 Bourbon County Coffee and Barleywine refunds was Monday, February 29, 2016 as previously shared on the January 8, 2016 announcement. We’re sorry for any disappointment this may have caused you and hope that you respect our decision. Thanks for being a Goose Island fan." Given that, I am no longer a fan...
Friday, July 22, 2016

mjmoen
3.5
Goose Island Lolita
C. Pours a reddish brown color with tan head. A little tart, but not too bad
Friday, July 22, 2016

MrBunn
3.5
Goose Island Rasselbock
Bottle. Pours a dingy medium brown with a thick but small head. Aromas of caramel/toffee sweetness and a hint of banana. Flavor is sweet with toffee-like malt up front but then transitions to bananas and then a spicy finish that has a lingering bitterness. Interesting and decently put together.
Friday, July 22, 2016

AtronSeige
4.3
Goose Island Matilda
Aroma: Medium leather, barnyard, goat, lemon, pepper, banana bread, Light floral. Appearance; Clear, amber body. Small, white head. Fair retention. Flavour: Medium-leather, pepper, Medium-light sourness, medium malt, bready, banana bread, medium- yeast, banana, Light rose, strawberry. Medium-dry finish. Lingering light banana bread, pepper Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Wow! Complex, yet easy drinking. 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme and Lambert 28A. Brett Beer
Friday, July 22, 2016

andriesradu
3.7
Goose Island Goose IPA
Pours clear deep gold with a moderate white head. Nice hoppy,fruity,malty aroma, all very well balanced. Moderate malty, moderate bitter with a nice hoppy/malty balance. Nice and refreshing.
Friday, July 22, 2016

IslandHaole
3.8
Goose Island Matilda
Deep gold, light Amber in color with foamy beige head. A dusty dry hop scent, an interesting fusion with cigar tobacco, pine tar and rock candy. Nice feel, creamy and slightly sweet with pine needles. Goose island puts out some top shelf brews!
Friday, July 22, 2016

IslandHaole
3.7
Goose Island Sofie
Clear light gold with a short lived small white head, loads of bubbles! A very lively beer. A great mix of Belgian yeast with bubblegum sweetness balanced by barnyard dankness, old wet hay, good sour funk. Crisp & refreshing, zesty, there’s a bit of spice and citrus, a very nice choice (pun intended) for a warm humid night.
Friday, July 22, 2016

SPDickerman
4
Goose Island Lolita
Pours clear copper with a fast fading white fizz. Smells tart and fruity. Taste is tart, fruity, sweet, acidic, slightly woody. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and sharp mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Lolita finishes with a lingering sourness.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

fluffy
3.4
Goose Island Sofie
What a great beer! Fuck the complainers about goose island-this is fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

vikingguy
3.1
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Crystal clear gold with large long lasting fluffy head. Smells like a pils, grassy and spicy hops. Taste - much like the aroma, spicy, grassy, earthy hops on top of a clean grainy malt base. Has maybe a bit more body than your typical pils. Clean, dry finish. Nice pilsener. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

vikingguy
3
Goose Island Experimental Ale - Summer 2016
Golden with slight haze and quick diminishing fluffy white head. Dank cereal malt and light spicy hops on the nose. Taste - crackery malt, light spicy hop essence and a faint fruitiness in the background. Crisp and dry mouthfeel. Easy drinking summer lager, not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

slowrunner77
3.7
Goose Island The Ogden
Fruity yeast and fruity hops compete for your attention with a firm spice undertone throughout. Tastes as it smells. Medium bodied, tingly carbonation and a warming aftertaste. Good.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Maakun
4.3
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel
Bottle shared thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Almost black with dark beige head. Lots of blackberries, vanilla, light booze, dark chocolate, dried cherries, lots of brown sugar, lots of Indian spices, sweet dates, red berry jelly. Very sweet and almost medium bitter. Full bodied with slick sugary feel and soft carbonation. Very nice.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

mariuspoenari
4.6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel
Bottle shared. Very dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of caramel, toffee, cherries, blackberries, roasted malts, macerated fruit, bubble gum, red grapes, red wine. Tastes bitter-sweet and fruit sour, medium to full bodied, low carbonation and a roasty and fruity bitter-sour-sweet aftertaste.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

limbonicartbeer
3.1
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Cerveza color ámbar rojizo corona de espuma pequeña de burbujas compactas. Aroma a maltas secas y ligeramente frutal. Al paladar se percibe un amargor sutil con notas a maltas, al retrogusto predomina las notas a maltas secas. Cerveza agradable para una tarde calurosa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ordybill
4.3
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus driven with some malt. The taste is pure citrus with some toasted malt. A nice example of an American Pale Ale.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SpringsLicker
3.3
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Clear medium yellow with a generous white head. The aroma is spicy, minty and grassy but clean and bright. The flavor is lightly bitter. Clean and well balanced.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

limbonicartbeer
2.5
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Cerveza color dorada ligeramente turbia con una corona pequeña de burbujas. Al aroma de percibe un aroma dulce con sutil aroma a trigo. Al paladar se perciben notas secas con ligeras notas dulces al final. Cerveza ligera apropiada para aquellos que gustan de cervezas frescas poco amargas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, July 19, 2016