iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draught, Wrigleville: not a bad promotion, but a totally unremarkable beer…bronzed body and no head. Aroma boasts some subtle malts and toasted bread, but little hops. Extremely thin palate and no real body. The flavours contain some sweetness and a decent malt bill, but this one just didn’t impress. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2004
On tap, I ordered the Kerry beer: Deep amber hue with a nice frothy off-white head and good lace. The arom has a bready and malty dry nose, light toffee and toastm mild floral hops. The taste starts with a mild sweetness with an undertone of british like hops. Subdued bitters on the finish. The feel is thin-bodied and chalky, boring. Among the worst GI beers to date, very bland. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 goose island clybourn / it’s a little prickly and sweet. i didn’t really care for this beer, but i received a free sticker that read, "i voted for bush beer at goose island." i don’t know where the sticker is, but i’m sure it’s where my memory of this beer is. it’s uneventful. i lost a game of pool and had to drink this instead of the prize john the younger. (i was told the bush and kerry beer are the same thing, so what’s up with the commercial description?) badgerben (5188) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2004
How these two are listed the same, I have no idea. Sure they’re both watery and have little to no real substance... but Bush seems to have a little more malt and dryness to it. Kerry seemed like a weaker version of Bush, but better balanced. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Deep reddish brown in color. Salty nose. Thin, watery, but hints of caramel and roasted malt peak through. Not much different than the Bush beer, which echoes the actual political race.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Red/Brown Coloring. White Skin. Watery With Some Malt Flavors. Pretty Flaky Beer ;) Very Similiar in Looks and Flavor as the Kerry Brew. Not Sure Why They Are Listed As the Same On Here... I Found the Kerry Brew To be Identical in Coloring/Looks but A Bit Hoppier..and Wheat Flavors. Overall I Prefer the Maltier Brew. Frank (4196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2004
I tried this probably one time offering right alongside it’s competition, "Kerry." It’s really an uneventful amber ale(surprise, surprise). Malt accented, a bit watery with a earthy aftertaste. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2004
A "Drink the Vote" beer from GI. One orders this beer as either a "Kerry" beer or a "Bush" beer. Goose Island tallies the votes and declares a winner or sorts. Hooray, beer! Dark copper with a fluffy, quickly diminishing head. The aroma contains caramel, whole grains, nuts and a touch of chocolate. Almost no representation from the hops but there are some dark fruits and light anise. The body is thin and a little watery in nature. The flavor is unobtrusive and fairly balanced with a minor slant toward the sweet side. An average beer with decent flavor but little body.