Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev) Reviews




RocketBrewer
0.5
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
Bought a bottle of 2015 just over a month ago. INFECTED AND UNDRINKABLE! Found out it had been recalled and contacted Goose Island only to find out the recall was only for 1 month and ended in January (7 months before I purchased the beer) , sorry. I contacted them by email hoping to get some satisfaction. Got another sorry, can’t refund your $15 beer. REALLY? A 1 month recall on a beer that THEY CLAIM CAN BE CELLARED FOR 5 YEARS! I’m sure there are many more in for a rude surprise still. DON’T WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON GOOSE ISLAND PRODUCTS!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

markextrae
4.5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015
bottle shared with a friend. poured a pitch black colour with a light tanned oily ring on top. big charred wooden notes from those old barrels they have used. fudge, dark chocolate, smoke notes, vanilla, big single malt whisky notes, taste follows the nose, thick chewy mouthfeel, sweet. i really enjoyed this one. lovely
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

theOptimator
3.6
Goose Island Sofie
Aroma is tangy floral, lemon, orange.... complex. Appearance is hazy yellow with large frothy white head. Taste is orange lemon forward with a sweet malt. Floral with some hop bitterness... almost Belgian. Palate is medium light. Overall a nice beer.Tangy and enjoyable. Not exactly unique but fun and a nice beer.
Monday, September 26, 2016

SPDickerman
4.5
Goose Island Halia
Pours clear yellow with a white ring. Smells of peach and tartness. Taste is tart, peach, oak, and subtle wine. Medium-bodied with a sharp texture and average mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Halia finishes with a lingering tartness.
Monday, September 26, 2016

chinchill
3.5
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 30 June 2016, served in a lager glass in Sept. 2016. Orangish-amber body is clear; plenty of carbonation bubbles rising to a moderate size, off-white head that has very good retention. Patterned lacing. Aroma: mild but surprisingly complex. Hops.with fruity and herbal notes in balance with bready malts. Flavor: a bit more hoppy than malty. Good balance. Ample flavor for style. Feel: near medium body; medium-high carbonation. Overall: a solid, above average APA.
Monday, September 26, 2016

jcnielsen
2.9
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Straw, malty, pils, slight husk aromas. Straw, earthy, pils, slight herbal, slight corn flavors. Eh, alright
Monday, September 26, 2016

Strangebrewer
3.4
Goose Island Endless IPA
can. Poured clear amber with a rocky white head. Big orange citrus aroma. Light-medium body, active carbonation, quick refreshing finish. Flavour is sweet and citrusy, notes of wheat malts and bitter citrus peel, bold hops but not over powering.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

JohnnyJ
3.5
Goose Island Lolita
Bottle. Orange red pour, with an off white head. Sweet berries, quite sour, dark raspberry jam, vinegar, acidic, and notes of wood.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

ineedbeer
3.6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is chocolate and roast with a ton of bourbon. Some alcohol spice. Lots of old oak notes. Pours an oily black with a faint, forced dark mocha head that disappears quickly. No lacing and long legs. Flavor has lots of roast and chocolate with some medium light raisin and dark fruit notes. Lots of old oak notes and some moderately strong bourbon notes. Some moderate alcohol spice; this beer is definitely hot still. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is full bodied and thick with almost no carbonation. Low astringency and moderate alcohol warmth. Overall, a disappointing beer and not as good as the original version. Lots of hot alcohol spice and old oak and bourbon notes. Malt notes are chocolate and roast with some dark fruit.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

portwood
3.5
Goose Island Matilda
Apple cider, sour citrus, barnyard, yeast. Sweet & sour, soft carbonation. Caramel, orange, clove, light ginger, apricot skin, fruity dry. (bottled 05/18/16)
Sunday, September 25, 2016

juiceisloose
3.7
Goose Island Gillian
2013 vintage 765 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color and topped by a thin head of bubbles that quickly dissipates to a still body below. The aroma shows notes of soured fruit, strawberries, peppery spice, some honey sweetness, and plenty of barnyard funk from the Brett along with lacto sourness. The flavor follows with ample amounts of sour fruit, strawberries, and peppery spice. The Brett adds a good amount of funky flavors while the honey adds just a touch of sweetness. Good amount of sourness throughout. Medium bodied with tingly carbonation that leads to a lengthy, tart, and dry finish. Really nice sour ale, but I have to think that this would be better fresh as the strawberry isn’t as prevalent as I was hoping for.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

juiceisloose
3.6
Goose Island Halia
2013 765ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small head of bubbles that quickly fades away. The body looks still with no lacing to speak of. The aroma shows notes of white peaches, sour citrus fruit, old wood, lacto, funky brett, barnyard, and some vinous notes from the barrels. The funk from the Brett and the sourness have started to take over the fruit. The flavor follows with the soured fruit and lacto up front, soft white peaches, wood, and some barnyard funk. Nicely sour with hints of fruit. Medium bodied with tingly carbonation that leads to a lengthy funky and tart finish. The fruit seems to have fallen in the back ground with the age, but still a really tast sour ale. Would like to try this fresh to see if the fruit is more prominent.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

BeerRenter76
4.7
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Originally rated on 12/5/08. Wow ! what a beer, it pours out like syrup thick and heavy all the way. Blacker than night with a very thin dark tan cap, Aromas a plenty, molasses, raisin, vanilla, burbon soaked oak, and even a little coconut. Flavors were many and complex, At first sip the sweetness of molasses mixed with oak, chocolate and spices, with a slight coffee aftertaste, the alcohol wasnt really noticeable, only a slight burning in my belly and a plesant glow upon my face. Wish i had some more of it :)
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Listigovers
3.8
Goose Island Sofie
Some citrusy hops and lots of belgian yeast flavour, fairly bright a bit fruity, golden and sparkling, medium body, nice and a bit creamy.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

mjmoen
3.9
Goose Island Oktoberfest (AB-InBev Recipe)
C+. Pours a clear copper color with white head. The finish is a little harsh for me
Saturday, September 24, 2016

djd07
3.3
Goose Island Endless IPA
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with small white head that lasts. The aroma is wet biscuit and citrus. Medium body with wet hop and citrus, light finish, good.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cimbasso
3.2
Goose Island Summertime
Sampled from a bottle. A clear light gold with a good white head. Clean and fresh with a taste of light malts with some grassiness. Dryish finish. A pleasant summer beer, and not a bad attempt at making a Kolsch-style beer.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cimbasso
3.5
Goose Island Sofie
Sampled on draught at the Hopsmith Tavern, Chicago. Pale yellow with a white head. Very fruity flavour with lots of orange taste a green apple tartness. Hints of peach and champagne.Dry finish. Very easy drinking with an appealing sweetness offset by a fruity tartness. This is a highly drinkable Saison.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

weark
4.1
Goose Island Goose IPA
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge - De couleur dorée avec une belle mousse blanche crémeuse qui colle au verre - Au nez un belle équilibre entre houblon et malt, les houblons agrumeux, pamplemousse, orange, kumkwat, pin et très resineux, malt légèrement caramel - En bouche tres résineuse, toujour beaucoup d’agrumes, plus sur l’orange, malt bien présent apporte un bon corp et légèrement caramel- Corp léger/moyen, amertume moyenne, carbonation parfaite, sèche, final sèche resineuse et agrumes longue - très bonne surprise, une superbe american IPA bien équilibrée avec un bon corp malté et un superbe choix de houblon
Saturday, September 24, 2016

markextrae
4.2
Goose Island BA Dark Crusader
bottle shared at BBF, purple wax. poured dark black with a tanned head. nose of sweet roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong bourbon notice, vanilla oak, toffee, big bourbon notes in the taste, dark chocolate, fudge. bit tin on the palate for the ABV, nog as thick as the better vintages of bourbon county, still verry tasty
Saturday, September 24, 2016

MikeFurl
3.6
Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale
Tried on draft. Not as hoppy as advertised. Good for drinking fast and putting down. Light and not too bitter or alcoholic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 23, 2016

psilosophy
3.6
Goose Island Goose IPA
Bouteille de 355ml. Couleur dorée limpide, mousse moyenne d’ assez belle tenue. Une Ipa assez étonnante dans la mesure ou on y retrouve un côté fleuri, je la trouverais presque un brin fumée. Une belle carbonnation et une sacrée longueur. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Dal9000
4
Goose Island Oktoberfest (AB-InBev Recipe)
At Bar Louie's. Pours dark copper with a thin sticky head. Soft malt with caramel finish. You taste a mild cinnamon after swallowing. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
Friday, September 23, 2016

thedm
3.1
Goose Island Fulton St. Blend Coffee Ale
This bottled brew from a beer bar poured a small sized head of foamy medium sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a poor lacing. The balanced aroma was grassy. The semi-flat clean mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering sweet aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of old ale grass and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Crockett
3.5
Goose Island Goose IPA
After thousands of cans and bottles....(not all in one sitting); We are ready for an actual rating. Pours clear light gold/honey with a tall off white sudsy head with a lot of lacing. Nose of pine, peach, faint black tea, and toasted crusty bread. Bittersweet. Good resiny hops with peach, bubble-gum, and mandarin orange. A ubiquitous beer nowadays, but really solid and tasty. Just about the only decent IPA that’s readily available at any beers store simply because of the AB-Inbev connection.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Punkero
3.3
Goose Island Goose IPA
Copper clear. Usual flowery aroma. Straightforward, no bs. Generously hopped, but not too much. Leaves a bitter boogie that fades to watery tropical fruitiness.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Maracuja05
3.3
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
[backlog] 24-03-16 // bottle in Cancun, Mexico. Light hazy golden colour, small white head. Light yeasty body with a light hoppy fruity finish.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Tmoney99
3.5
Goose Island Experimental Ale - Summer 2016
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced lager aroma. Medium with a slick texture with soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

decaturstevo
3.6
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Pale yellow pour with white head and lace. Aroma is ligt malt and floral hops. Flavor is medium malt and resiny hops. Medium body with light/medium carbonation. A good lingering bitter finish. Nice beer
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Karol
3.4
Goose Island Goose IPA
Can bought at an LCBO in Toronto Canada. Pours a clear copper color. Thick soapy head. Aroma of caramel, malt, plum liquor, some pine. Taste mirrors the aroma plus bitter hops and some dark fruits. Refreshing. Strong alcohol in taste. Medium carbonation. Overall a good malty American IPA.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

MikeFurl
3.8
Goose Island Goose IPA
Tried on draft. Solid IPA with clean taste. Hoppy without citrus. Not a distinct taste of a particular hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 22, 2016

BeerViking
3.3
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
Tap at the Rake, golden-amber with an ever so faint haze and a thick fine foam. Light biscuit and peach nose, fruity and softly bitter, turning dry and sweetly grassy, then a dry-sweet bitter finish..
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Martinus
2.5
Goose Island Matilda
Golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, yeast, reminding of Leffe. Sweet flavour, malts, banana. Sweet finish, malts, yeast and banana. Not my cup of tea.
(from 66cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015. Thanks for sharing all the beers, RateBeer crew!)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

BeerViking
3.7
Goose Island Brewery Yard Stock Pale Ale
Bottle at the Rake, amber-brown with a thin head, tart winey and lightly ascorbic nose, dry and herbal bitter with a woody winey character. Fascinating.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

BeerViking
3.4
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Tap at the Rake, dark gold with a lasting fine head, dry grass and tinned peach hints on the nose, firmly bitter and lightly astringent, a little pine and biscuit, with a sweetish malty undertone. Good example of an old-style northern Pils.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

nitakuma
4.1
Goose Island Goose IPA
Wonderful IPA. Not super hoppy, but pretty tasty. One downside is that the bottle over fizzed after opening (after being stationary in my fridge for 3 days).
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

jercraigs
3.6
Goose Island Halia
2016-09-13. Hazy dark pastel yellow body modest white head. 3+ Aroma has a good amount of funk when first poured but it dissipates, light alcohol, muted peach and vanilla. Flavour has a good amount of bitterness and light alcohol, mild peach and light wood. Finish brings together the flavours in a way that is a bit discordant. Vinous quality varies from a nice accent to overbearing. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Interesting but a bit too much at times. I think the wood detracts from the highlights for me. 7/3-4/7/3/16 Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Martinus
3.5
Goose Island Halia
Pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of peach, malts and some sweet notes. Sour flavour, sweet fruits, peach. Sour finish, peach.
(from 75cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

gephross100
2.6
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
Bottle thanks to Jody. Pours a light gold color. Thing blanket of white head on top. Little to nose hops. Dry finish. This beer is light aqueous and crushable. But it almost offensive with how little it leaves you with flavor wise.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

gephross100
2.6
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Can thanks to Jody. Pours a dark gold color. Light white blanket on top. Saison and malt backbone nose. Very bitter up front. Light mouthfeel
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

gephross100
2.3
Goose Island Matilda
Bottle thanks to Jody. Pours pours a clear orange color. Orange and wheat nose, farts. Bitter off flavor finish.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

rubyroo
3.8
Goose Island Sofie
Aroma is Sauvignon blanc, Brett, wheat, corn. Appearance is pale yellow, initial pour is crystal clear. Very active bubbles. Taste: white pepper, wheat, hay, champagne, barnyard funk. Palate is thin bodied and quite effervescent. Finishes slightly dry. Overall an enjoyable farmhouse saison that isn’t exorbitantly expensive.
Monday, September 19, 2016

saledio89
4.3
Goose Island Goose IPA
From 12oz bottle. Intense smell of hops as soon as bottle is opened. Pours golden-yellow to orange with thick white head. Good retention. Hoppy, citrus aroma with slightly bitter end. Very good IPA.
Monday, September 19, 2016

MisoW
4
Goose Island Goose IPA
Can at work by MisoT, thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, grapefruit, caramel, hops pellets. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, citrusy, nicely hoppy, caramel, malty backbone. Really nice IPA.
Monday, September 19, 2016

cagou007
3.6
Goose Island Goose IPA
Pours clear golden with thin white head. Nose is fruity and citrusy. Aromas are caramel malts, pine, citrus. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and resinous finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dahlstrom
3.5
Goose Island Goose IPA
Draft. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Moderate hoppy aroma of grass, pine, floral and citrus, lightly malty with notes of caramel and resin. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body, with a slightly slick texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitterness.
Sunday, September 18, 2016

bnokk
3.5
Goose Island Big John Imperial Stout
2011 vintage in 2016. APPEARANCE- pure black, head is absent. NOSE- as it warms up, it smells more and more boosy. FLAVOR- roastiness abounds. Boosy also comes through when it warms up. As boosy as it is, it is very smooth flavored.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

rentonj7
3.4
Goose Island Goose IPA
Kind of a deep apple juice color with small head. Biscuity malts and floral hops on nose. Nice balance of citrus & pine hops providing bittering against bready malt sweetness. Shorter finish with pronounced bitterness.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Foxbush
3.2
Goose Island Oktoberfest (AB-InBev Recipe)
12 oz bottle. The beer poured a clear amber color with an off white and lacing. The beer had sweet caramel malts on the nose. The balanced Marzen beer had a medium body with average carbonation. This is easy to drink Octoberfest with a smooth clean finish malt aroma. Nice beer.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

vikingguy
3.9
Goose Island Halia
Straw color. Sour wheat aroma. Taste - tart tropical fruit. Sour citrus, guava and pear. Sour but not too sour. Sweet but not too sweet. Very nice sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 17, 2016