Goose Island Imperial Brown Goose

Brewed by Goose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs) AB-Inbev
Chicago, Illinois USA
9% American Strong Ale | 61 Ratings | Special Release |
Draft ONLY -- Bottled versions should go under Bourbon Imperial Brown Goose even though the label shows Imperial Brown Goose

This special ale was brewed to commemorate batch #1800 here at the original Goose Island Brewery. This brew is based on our Gold Medal winning (Real Ale Fest '03, GABF '03) American Brown Ale, Naughty Goose, but with 60% more malt and twice the hops. After an especially long maturation period (brewed in early May), we have decided that it's ready to share with you, our valued customers! Look for a small amount of the bourbon-aged version on draft in November (which has a separate listing on Ratebeer).
The bottled bourbon barrel version was released as a feature for the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club, and has a separate listing on RateBeer.

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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
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Hops
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Yeast/Bacteria
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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