Goose Island En Passant

Brewed by Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)
Chicago, Illinois USA
4.5% Mild Ale | 16 Ratings | 14 IBU |
English Mild Rye Ale with Blood Oranges Added

A French term meaning β€œIn Passing,” En Passant is also a maneuver in the game of chess; in any given game there is but one opportunity to execute an En Passant before the chance is lost. Joel, Keith, and Claudia chose this name as a reminder to savor this limited release before the chance slips away.

A nod to the Old Fashioned cocktail, En Passant is a mild ale brewed with two types of rye and sharply aromatic Columbus hops. The beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with Blood Orange Juice and Blood Orange Peel, giving En Passant assertive citrus notes and an appealing vermillion hue. Enjoy En Passant by itself or paired with a fine bourbon.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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