cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Rated 6/9/06: Amazing beer from Goose Island, to date they have yet to let me down. Pours a dirty copper color with a medium thick off-white head, ample lacing and good carbonation. The aroma is outstanding containing a slightly mellow blend of flowery hops and lots of malt. The aroma reminds me of a low key IPA. As I sip on a few of these I’m amazed at the awesome flavor. The hop characteristic is near perfect. They are very present but not overdone. Strong blend of malts keep me intrigued. The balance is perfect. Full mouthfeel with a great finish and pleasant aftertaste. Fantastic beer, I can’t say enough about this one. iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Delicious. Coloring is not that impressive but it provides a nice white head with definite wheat flavors that are not too over powering Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Perfect session ale. Perfect. Packing or lawnmowing beer, maybe not the best in the absolute heat but hey if it’s summer and you don’t have shit to do and you aren’t drinking this, you are making at least one mistake in your day. Awesome caramel malts balance out smooth hops of the citrus vein. Lightly done in every way, this is a light lower alcohol medium bodied gem. No sacrifice on flavor, but perfect drinkability. And I’m sad I just used drinkability to describe a real beer. Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Appearance- This beer poured a nice copper color with a huge white head. Lacing was present throughout.
Smell- Wonderful malt aroma with nice hints of hops and sweet caramel.
Taste- Nice toasted malty flavors with a caramel sweetness similar to the nose. There is also a nice hoppiness which provides a nice citrus taste to it.
Mouthfeel- A medium body with a medium carbonation.
Overall- This beer is great!! It could function as a prefect session beer with the great taste and the fairly low ABV. I could drink a lot of these!! Only problem. We can’t get this down here in Louisiana. Guess it’s time to start bugging the local distributor!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/8/10. Poured into a mug. Pours a rusty copper with a thick beige head resting on top. Retains pretty well, but leaves little lace behind. Scents of warm fresh bread, some mild hops, and a bit of a tart citrus twang.
The body is crisp with a moderate carbonation backing, but still retains a smooth, creamy feel. Great filling bready flavors. Nice bitter backing from a good hop presence. Sweet balance is there, but it’s subtle. Really smooth and clean aftertaste. Wow. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this little offering, but I love it! I wish I had access to this locally. With the low ABV, I could see this being a regular sessioner, no problem.
AaronDaniel (35) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Delicious! I love a good slightly sweet malty beer with balanced (not prominent) hops. This beer is very drinkable and refreshing. It’s drinkability makes up for it’s low ABV. Easily one of my favorite everyday ales. blushing_crow (12) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Good pleasant aroma, light. Looked a medium golden color. Taste was very classic ale, slightly bitter. Overall i really enjoyed this one. unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber color, khaki foam. Citrus hops in the aroma, sweet caramel malts. Tastes dry, rich malt character, biscuit, caramel, pale, toasted grains. Bitterness adds perfectly sessionable balance to the beer. A very well done Bitter Ale. Finished with earthy malt tones, mild hop. Bittered for Americans.(3718) ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Appearance- a crystal clear light copper color with a medium white head. Aroma- full of malt with some fruit in the background. Taste- a really good blend of caramel and malt with hops giving it a nice full flavor. Another really good offering from Goose Island.
One2remeber (247) - Bucktown, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Deep amber, tan/orangish hue. Firm, off-white head, lacey.
A bit of chlorine/salts from low malt/hops/yeast presence. A lot more mild, (new world vs old world). Expected fruity esters. Malt forward, yet mild crisp, crystal malt, moderate-low strength. Fresh baked bread, toasty. Orange/lemon.
Shampoo/perfumy (honey/vanilla type esters). Chewy body, surprising for lack of caramel type flavors there are present. Moderately high bitterness with a tinge on the side of the palate. Extremely drinkable. Spot on for an AM interpretation of an English Best Bitter.