Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at the Clybourn Brewpub in August 2009. Pours a very light, crisp yellow gold color with a nice white head. The smell demonstrates a little Belgian yeast character, but that’s about it--perhaps also a little bit of residual sweetness. The taste is much the same, and the mouthfeel is a little thin. Drinkability, by design, is quite good, but I wish there was just a little bit more to this one, even if some drinkability was sacrificed.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-20-2009 hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
On Tap @ Clybourn, taste from a buddy who wanted something light. Well this was as light as Goose Island gets. Dark nice amber pour, wouldnt think this would be so light. Scents of malts, spices, and fruits. Taste is watery, light carbonation, flat like. Malts and spices. Shocked at the variety Goose Island has to offer. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
Tap at the Clybourne location. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is lightly spicy with a little bit of straw and light caramel. It’s fairly grassy with a little bit of astringency on the back. It’s okay, but it’s not great… fairly watery palate PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Tap at the brewpub (Clybourn location): Rusty copper/amber pour with a light tan film that fades. There’s some restrained raisin and other dark fruit notes mesh with a touch of dry husky crystal malt. The body and palate is very seltzery and thin. I know the ABV is very low, but this is just completely vacant. It tastes like someone steeped a small amount of crystal malt into seltzer. A boring session. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2009
On cask at GI Clybourn, served in a an English pint glass. Clear, ruby brown pour with a thin head of tan foam that quickly settled and produced some slippery lace. The aroma was very mild and included lightly toasted caramel, dark fruit skins, and some light herbal qualities. The flavor followed suit, but also added some more pronounced red grape notes. Fairly clean and refreshing. Light-bodied with very mild carbonation. An okay session drink.
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Draft at Clybourn. Copper to amber color with a small of-white head. Malt and dark caramel in the aromas. Toasted dry malt flavors. A barley tea quality. A real session brew. heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2008
On tap at the Clyborne brewpub. The body was dark brown and copper with a white head. The aroma was caramel and pancakes. Fairly earthy with some black tea notes. The taste was strongly black tea, but then behind that you get some toffee and roasted notes. There was also some dirty fresh lettuce. An interesting beer for sure. User29624 (1683) - - JUN 9, 2008
Interesting beer. My girlfriend ordered it and I got to try some. Pours a dark brown. Really surprised to see a 2.5% beer on the menu and was curious to see what it actually tasted like. Obviously it was thin and watery, but it still wasn’t that bad. Some nice malt flavor and it seems to have some pepper in it...or it was a little smokey. Interesting. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at Goose – Clybourn. Poured hazy medium peach with about zero head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet pale malts and faint fruits with light dusty hay and wheaty notes.. more pale malt and the slightest prickle of pepper with warmth. The flavor had light, tacky paler malts paired with a bit of caramel and honey for sweetness.. light bitterness around that was primarily grassy.. short finish that was pleasant enough. Light-bodied and dry on the palate with higher carbonation.. didn’t do much for me. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
In short: A surprisingly satisfying 2.5% Ale
How: Tap at brewpub (Clybourn location)
The look: Almost clear light brown body with almost no head.
In long: Surprising body for a 2.5% beer. I know of many 5% beer with a thinner more watery body. Actually about half the 5% beers I know have a thinner body. Malt profile has a whole wheat breakfast cereals flavour with some nuts. The comes just the right amount of dry leafy hops. Finish is mildly bitter and a bit nutty. I don’t know about the Belgian style from the description, if I had to guess I would have said English Bitter. I went through my pint in about 5 minutes. This thing would be killer on cask. Given it’s extra-low abv and the fact that it is only available on tap in the land of the bigger-is-better I expect pretty low ratings for this superb session beer. However I for one haven’t wished that much to get another Six since that strip-poker night when I had 2 fours and 2 sixes and Alexandra was down to her bra and panties… I didn’t get that other six, she had a straight and everybody laughed at my Homer Simpsons boxer shorts.