drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
at FOBAB. pours brown with off white head. nose is grapey. flavors are grapey with a nice sourness to it. pretty mellow, drinkable, and good stuff. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Sampled at FoBAB 2010. Pours darkish brownish with a slight tan head. Aroma of strong grapey tannins, apparent sourness, light oak. Flavor obviously has a ton of grapes. Also, it’s leathery and earthy, Slick sour funkiness. Definitely vinous with a sour twang. Pretty nice. Medium bodied but the mouthfeel seems slick and oily. Hard not to like it. Very Complex. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Tasted on draft at FoBAB. Pours cloudy brown with a thick tan head that leaves solid lace. The nose is brown sugar with brett funk, red wine fruitiness, vanilla oak, and signature Goose Island saison yeast. The flavor is lightly sweet brown sugar with balsamic vinegar, red grapes, and a nice drying tannin quality. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long tannic red wine finish. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
sampled at fobab 2010... appearance best described as being similar to the previously sampled brew, sour goose. dark murky reddish caramel brown pour with a thin head.... aroma was soft and woody with vanilla undertones and a subdued sourness. light vinegar akin to a oud bruin style of sour. nice... flavors were soft tart with light cherry and grapes, a bit of earth through the middle and finish. smoother drinkability than sour goose. decent body and carbonation. another solid sour offering from goose. phaleslu (10547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours dark brown with a small but resilient head. Notes of sour grapes (duh), berries, caramel, chocolate malts, earth, and wine-like alcohol. Medium-bodied, with a sour, but not overpowering, mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not a whole lot to add except that this is a pretty cool beer that I’d like to try again when it isn’t among a ton of other big beers and sours.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at FoBAB 8. Pours brownish black with a sticky head. Nose is wine tinged. Funky and fruity brett notes. Guava and grapes. On taste, super refreshing and clean. Nice tannin structure from both the oak and the wine, hint of roast and the GI saison strain is ever present. Floral and robust, nice tart note. The Brett C really makes this one shine. Another winner from GI. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
FOBAB 2010. lotta tannin and grape skin goodness. moderate grapey sourness. super dry. solid beer. liked a lot! pallate fatigue by the time i tried this- want to try again! TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Sampled at FoBAB 2010 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice murky brown with dark amber edges, a frothy decent tan head, dies to a decent film. Aromas are fruity grapes and fruit punch, raspberries, wet oak, toffee, vanilla. Initial is a bit of prickly grapes, raspberries, toffee, vanilla, light dryness, red wine tannins and funky brett mesh well. Finish is dry and almost bretty, pitty fruit punch and grapes, lactic acid, oaky vanilla and some darker malts, leather, grapes, red wine. Nice, but a bit different than expected, leaving more of the darker malts behind of the base and getting much more fruity, grapes and fruit punch, red wine. A medium sourness on the palate, nice tannins, decent funk but surprisingly sweet and fruity compared to the base. Interesting experiment, tasty but a bit less complex, the grapeskins seem to add some great flavor and tannins, but knock down the complexity the darker malts were affording the beer.