Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev) Reviews




FineBeerCritic
2.2
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
It pours well, not too heady. Deeo cloudy wheatbeer look. Smells very wheaty (you could be on a late summer walk after the feilds have been ploughed. Very nice. Gentle flavour, it is watery, but I would prefer to say mellow. Its not got the same acrid aftertaste as some wheat beers. It doesnt send your pallet screaming between sips. It kind of sits there and throws hints of wheat and honey at you. You know the really light clear honey that you might eat on toast. Its like honey on toast. Honestly this is so easy to drink, that if you are partial to a wheat beer (which im usually not) you will want another one, and you will mellow out in your feild, layed back, looking at the shapes in the clouds. Cheers
Friday, December 9, 2016

ehaak26
4.5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Mini-snifter at Pazzo’s. Lots of caramel and vanilla. Taste is sweet but not overpowering.
Friday, December 9, 2016

BeerNinjaUK
2.2
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Legacy rating. Pours pale straw coloured with bubbly white head and some cloudiness. Aroma strongly wheaty, with a little spice. Tastes very watery.
Friday, December 9, 2016

rayaron
3.8
Goose Island Sofie
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy yellow with white head. The aroma has lots of flowers, yeasty and perfumed with some funk, spicy. Sourish and bitterish flavor, spicy with lots of flowers, perfumed, citrus, white wine, dry. Medium to full-bodied. Very nice.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kidmartinek
4.3
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
This is a chalky brown beer without head. It’s delicious. There is flavor to spare. It’s totally smooth too. Would go awesome with a cuban.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rubin77
3.5
Goose Island Honkers Ale
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: amber to coppery, clear. A: rich malty, grassy, floral, hint of orange, butterscotch, nutty, caramel. T: malty, banana, iron, caramel, floral hops, nutty, bready, mineral, good bittrenes in the palate, medium body, medium carbonation, good balanced between hops and rich malty, 0,355l bottle from Carrefour market @ Etterbeek, Brussels.
Thursday, December 8, 2016

GoufCustom
3.1
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale


355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Mong Kok.

Clear golden yellow colour with a small ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and white foam which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing with active carbonation; Fragrant aroma of light Ale malt, with strong apricots, strong plums, dark fruits, banana, strong floral, sugar, light biscuits and light grass; Light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with fairly strong wheat, faint tartness, floral, hint of molasses, light spice, bread, light lemon, light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Quite crisp and slick palate; Mouth Feel is light Ale maltyness in a slick background. Very simple wheaty taste with little tartness. Flowery with almost no sweetness. Light bread and yeasty with light lemon to round. Pretty neat… Hoppiness is strong apricots, strong plums, dark fruits, strong floral and light grass in nose. Floral, light spice, light lemon and light grass in taste; Bitterness is low for an abrupt, low astringent bitter wheaty finish; Quite dry after taste. Smooth and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has some very strong sweet fruity hops aroma, quite unusual for an Wheat Ale, but taste-wise it’s rather pedestrian, just weaty and low-blow floral hops without much surprise. Drinkable but special, if only the nice aroma can carry onto the taste!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

argo0
3.3
Goose Island Four Star Pils
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, some lemon, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some grapefruit/lemon, light grass. Light-medium body, light acidity, resin.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

argo0
3.1
Goose Island Experimental - Winter 2016
12oz bottle. Small brown head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, some cherry, light anise, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some molasses, light cherry, earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ghostbeer
2.6
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
I like wheat beer. They take me back to my college days. I think this is a fine version that is not going to break the bank. I prefer this to boulevards unfiltered wheat.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Radek Kliber
3
Goose Island Oktoberfest (AB-InBev Recipe)
Where and how: tasting @ VB 12 oz
Aroma: nutty, woody, fairly malty approach. Some dryness on edges. Slight feel of citrus. Lacking depth.
Appearance :
Top: medium smaller top, short lived. <br Base: clear amber.
Palate : medium bodied, slightly oily, medium plus carbonation, shorter finish.
Taste: bready, malty with nice rounder feel to it. Minus- overly aggressive carbonation. Slight heat on top end.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Antzrhere
3.3
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Pours slightly burnt orange with frothy white head that disappears to a lace. Aroma is quite phenolic, very much like a belgian. Taste is very malty, strong toffee, bready, mild but present English fruity earthy hops and yeast. Although not a ?clean? beer the favours are very distinct and fresh, not muddled. I would have mistaken this for a 5-6% beer, not a 4.3% abv beer, which is commendable. Like a cross between an english IPA and a belgian double flavour wise
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Andrus86
3.3
Goose Island Goose IPA
CAN. (CannedNov12/16). Pours a light gold with thick fluffy head, laces well.. Herbal/Botanical hoppy nose.. Sweet malt body, easy hop middle goes to a sharp bitter bite.. sourced 247 Excalibur Las Vegas
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

dwyerpg
4.7
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
Delicious. A nice strong molasses aroma, good color. The flavor isn’t too sweet and has a nice strong molasses and liquor flavor. Good stuff even with the high price.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Scipio
2.5
Goose Island Festivity Brown Ale
Pours a clear, dark copper in color with a minimal tan head. The aroma has toasted malts, caramel, licorice, cinnamon, raisin, and some minor vanilla. The taste reminds me of cough syrup. There is an initial sweetness that quickly recedes. Its heavy in cherry, with a strong presence of caramel and cinnamon. I find some spices and a little bit of licorice as well. I find a weaker, lingering aftertaste of caramel and cherry. Medium bodied, a bit thin in texture, and average in carbonation. I wasn’t a fan of this one.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

chinchill
3.6
Goose Island Winter Ale
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 04 Oct 2016 in a snifter on December 6, 2016. Attractive looking clear ruby colored body with a semi-durable tan head. Aroma: sweet caramel malts, faint vanilla and chocolate, lightly spicy. Flavor: lightly sweet; lots of caramel; very mild bitterness at the finish. Feel: Medium body. Smooth. Medium-light body. Overall: more Scottish than American Brown Ale.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Baldie
3
Goose Island Honkers Ale
The aroma is very mild on this beer. The appearance is a burnt golden brown. Light head. Taste is not too strong or hoppy, but definitely has a oaken aftertaste with herbal notes. Carbonation is somewhat flat, and overall I would say this is a run of the mill ale
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

thepatrickman
4.6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel
Bottle, shared by a very generous non-RB friend. Even after two years, this is still outrageously good. Big, pronounced vanilla aroma that mixes with the chocolate and bourbon barrel flavors of regular BCBS. This is definitely a "desert" stout -- it’s sweet (although not at all cloying) and the vanilla flavor is very prominent, to the point that it tastes like a chocolate covered marshmallow. Importantly, though, none of the flavors taste artificial, which I’ve found to be the problem with many beers that use vanilla. This just tastes ... gloriously decadent.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

fiery_1
4.8
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel
500ml bottle @ home. 2015.10.15 Vintage Pours deep black/brown with a minimal brown head. Nose is a mix of toffee, dark roast, with hints of cherries. Flavour is full bodied and complex. Just a lovely cherry presence that isn’t over the top nor too weak, a hint of vanilla while toffee lingers throughout. Carbonation is low. Flavors of toffee and raisin with a light vanilla background
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Allboutdatbeer
4.1
Goose Island Sofie
Over all, a very satisfactory beer. Isn’t too strong in the alcohol content, allowing more servings to be enjoyed when dining or out within a social atmosphere. Has a nice fruity, sweet like taste and a smooth intake that is astounding. Definitely recommend this one for anyone who wants to take their beverage up a few notches.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

oobawa
3
Goose Island Four Star Pils
About as no frills as a pils can be, pretty soulless but still drinkable thanks to a lingering modest hop bite. Seems like the perfect plane beer, and, judging by the other reviews, it is. Gorgeous, though.
Monday, December 5, 2016

BlackBeerPG
3.6
Goose Island Demolition Ale
Taste: yeast bread, banana notes with subtle coriander, peppery ,piney hops. Mild spice bread nose. Gold, slight haze, with a white head and broken lattice of lace on glass. Medium/full body. A meal in a glass.
Monday, December 5, 2016

NikkTwist
3.4
Goose Island Demolition Ale
Draft at Bru Craft. Hazy yellow gold pour with a large reducing top of white foam. Lots of lace. Juicy grassy lemon Belgium golden ale. Honey. Parsley. Coriander. Green peppercorn. Moderately spicy finish. More refreshing than most golden ales.
Monday, December 5, 2016

BeerMuse10
3.7
Goose Island Sofie
La más fina entre las Saisons que he probado. Casi más un champagne que otra cosa. Una table beer en toda regla
Monday, December 5, 2016

sinfull
4.3
Goose Island Lolita
Amber/red color. Medium-sized, quickly disappearing, off-white head. Awesome aroma of fresh raspberries, wine and funky yeasts. Sour, fruity taste with wood notes and wine-like finish.
Monday, December 5, 2016

fuzzcro
5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2016
My bottle was 13.8% abv. I hope this is the proper place for rating. This is a rare 5 star rating from me. I also rated 2015 as 5 stars but this one is a bit sweeter making it an easier, smoother drink. This brew always has it all...nice aroma, beautiful appearance...taste varies but only from good to better, palate is always excellent. Nice and thick and delicious always.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Beerandhockey8
4.7
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
From 22oz bottle to snifter, 2016 vintage. Pour is an intense black, thinner tan head that dissipates quickly. Large notes of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, molasses, booze. Taste is sweet with touches of bitter, heavy body. Oily mouthfeel with a lingering warmness from the alcohol. Unreal beer. The complexity is outstanding. Already looking forward to the 2017 batch.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Terillaallen
5
Goose Island Nut Brown Ale
Amazing fill bodied and satisfying. Easy to pair with entrees or desserts at holiday meals. I love love this beer
Sunday, December 4, 2016

basaywhat
2.8
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear straw yellow with little head. Aroma was almost non-existent with mild fruit notes. Flavor was peach, straw, and wheat. Light body, thin texture, bubbly carbonation, smooth finish.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

gopherfan99
3.4
Goose Island Winter Ale
Tap; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of caramel, malt, a little chocolate, and a hint of nuts; taste is light sweet with caramel, chocolate, malt, and nuts; finish is dry with some caramel and nut hints
Sunday, December 4, 2016

sir__v
3.6
Goose Island Festivity Brown Ale
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark amber, brown beer with no carbonation and medium irovy head. Smell: caramel, sweet and spicy. Licorice domination. Taste: medium body with caramel malt backbone balanced with spicy as licorice and some anise notes. Good attenuation and easy drinkable. Aftertaste: sweet caramel and spicy. Licorice and anise. Good.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

simontomlinson
3.2
Goose Island Oktoberfest (AB-InBev Recipe)
Frothy beige head stayed well on a translucent auburn body. Malty & dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Quite smooth though. Malt, plum, toffee, brown sugar slightly hoppy on the back.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

badgerben
4.1
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
2015 Vintage. Tap. Dark brown color with a whisp of a head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, caramel. Massive flavor of graham cracker. Dark caramel, vanilla, booze. Full body. Sweet, but not cloying.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christpuncher
4.9
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel
bottle pour at kases. no aroma of vanilla at alll, very whiskey smelling. flavor is well balanced, no vanilla. very light palette. really smooth, just a tick off because of the loss of vanilla.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

kaser
4.5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel
Had this at a bottle share. 22oz. Black as night with no head on this guy. Creamy and cocoa aroma, just a hint of vanilla surprisingly. Vanilla and a little bit marshmallow taste, not nearly as marshmallow as Vanilla Rye, I like this better, not as sweet. Smooth and no booze taste at all. Really good, liked this better than rare also.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christpuncher
5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare (2010)
bottle share at kasers . pours deep brown almost black. no head or carbonation. flavor is not boozy, lots of chocolate, thick pallette, super smooth. this is the best blended bourbon county i have had. incredible. bottle number #4189
Saturday, December 3, 2016

kaser
4.5
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare (2010)
Had this at a bottle share. Jet black pour with no head at all. Cocoa, carmel, vanilla, and wood aroma. Taste is Vanilla, creamy, chocolate, and maybe a hint of coffee. The booze is WELL hidden, no bite to this at all. Outstanding as expected.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

tekstr1der
4.2
Goose Island Sofie
Slightly hazy golden pour with thin cap of white. Aroma hints of lemon, slight funk and maybe a touch of candi sugar. Flavor is similar with some light sour notes of citrus, and a decent malt sweetness. Nothing about this beer is overly dominant. Very tasty and very balanced with a slightly tart finish. One of the best I’ve tried for the style.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

koleminer20
2.2
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2016
500 mL bottle. The pour is a dirty dark brown with a thin tan head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is garbage. There is a ton of smoke right up front. There is a hint of chocolate and a touch of sweetness. The pepper and smoke is just all up in your face. This blows. The flavor is peppery and smokey. Fuck this. There is a hint of cocoa, but this is all pepper and smoke. Garbage. The mouth feel is thin and cola like with a strong smoke garbage to it. The aftertaste dreadful. Smoke and pepper chutney. No thanks. Fuck you, Goose Island.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

ebone1988
2.4
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for the reunion of Meat Cloud and the Bird Dicks. Aroma is harsh pepper, smoke, bonfire, not good in any way. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is chocolate, smoke, peppery, no maple, roasted malt, hot, booze. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, medium carbonation, hot smoke aftertaste. Overall, an incredible miss for Bourbon County.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

ryanscourt
3.1
Goose Island Experimental - Winter 2016
Will have to see if it finishes better when it warms up. Soy sauce and bitter floral hop finish.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alengrin
4.6
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel
The 2014 version of this famous BCBS variant, at Bart’s Bourbon County tasting in Bruges. I was very curious about this, having missed it a year ago. Loosely structured, pale beige, thin head, quickly dissolving into almost nothing; black robe with mahogany edges. Strong aroma of indeed a lot of vanilla - but feeling natural, as in vanilla beans, rather than vanilla extract; this delightful fragrance oversees a wealth of hot chocolate sauce, wet wood, coffee grounds, mocha ice cream, beef stock, marzipan, glue-like solvents, old port wine, cognac, caramel candy. Dried fig-like sweetishness in the onset, dried banana as well, soft blackcurrant-like sourish undercurrent, black olive-like umami touch but subtle enough, soft carbonation, very subtly tickling the tongue, thick and oily mouthfeel. Deep caramelly and nutty malt bittersweetness in the middle, coating the mouth cavity, deeply chocolatey and bitterly toasted in the end, the bitterness being supported by a spicy hop touch but at the same time challenged by this hugely aromatic vanilla aspect, in itself reinforced by the much more dim vanilla-ish aspect of the oak, drying wood tannins, heating brown rum-like alcohol, becoming a tad wry in the very end. Bold and beautiful, it does not quite top either the basic version (in a 2013 non-infected vintage) or the berry-fruited versions we tasted the same evening, but it certainly stands out as sweeter, more fragrant and more ’desserty’ than the other Bourbon Counties. Glad I finally had it.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alengrin
4.4
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2015
At Bourbon County tasting in Bruges, cheers Bart! Another variation on their Proprietor’s theme, with maple, pecan nut and dried chili peppers of a kind I frankly never heard of. Very thin rim of pale beige, minute bubbles around the edge, black robe with mahogany brown edges. Strong and seductive bouquet of freshly cut green bell peppers, hot chocolate sauce, hazelnut oil (probably the pecans), toasted nut shells, green beans, lots of ruby port, sweet sherry, coffee grounds, maple syrup but not overpowering anything, soggy brown bread, oaky vanilla somewhere, wet wood, old brownies, marmelade, toffee, blackcurrant juice. Dried fruit sweetness in the onset (fig, dried banana) with a brambleberry-like sourish touch (though this version, contrary to several others, does not actually contain berries), sweet orange or even marmelade aspect (probably the maple syrup), soft carbo, thick and fat, oily body. Lots of thick caramelly and nutty maltiness, heavily toasted in the end but remaining elegantly bitter, chocolatey and toffeeish as well, burnt sugar flavor, followed by a spicy hop note and a wave of warming, old port wine-like alcohol matching perfectly with a soft but noticeable spiciness of the dried peppers, ending warming and drying. Beautiful - and luckily not infected.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alengrin
4.4
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Bramble Rye Barrel
Another fruited and rye barrel-aged variant of BCBS, vintage bottle at Bart’s Bourbon County tasting in Bruges. Forms no head whatsoever, just some minuscule beige-ish bubbles on the edge of the glass, quickly gone; black robe with bronze-brownish edges. Aroma of soy sauce, fish sauce even, salted tomatoes, bitter chocolate, wet wood, salmiak, dark ’forest fruit’ jam, stewed brambleberries, oaky vanilla somewhere, coffee grounds in the background, whisky, very old sherry. Soft but still vivid blackberry sourishness opens the palate alongside a ripe red berry sweetness and a more sedate dried fig sweetness, followed by a very thick and heavy, soy sauce-like umami flavor; soft carbonation (as expected) but still tangible on the surface of the tongue, thick and oily, fatty mouthfeel. Deeply structured caramelly and nutty malt body stretching over the entire mouth cavity, becoming deeply toasted bitterish in the end, bitter chocolatey too, matching well - as always with Bourbon County stouts - with a ’wet’, tannin-rich, vanilla-ish woodiness, spicy hops and heating, whisky-like alcohol managing to avoid wryness. The umami aspect has grown quite strong here - certainly in comparison with the Backyard Rye sample in the tasting glass next to it - but there is still a pleasant, crisp dark berry flavor in here, making it an interesting and very pleasant piece of art. I did, however, prefer the more lively crispness and somewhat more elegant profile of the Backyard Rye version.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alengrin
4.9
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel
Vintage bottle at Bart’s Bourbon County tasting in Bruges. BCBS aged on rye barrels (like several other variants) and ’fruited’ with rather unlikely fruits: marionberries (an American bramble species), boysenberries (a hybrid of bramble and raspberry) and mulberries (a completely different and delicate kind of fruit with superficial resemblances to brambleberries). Thin, yellowish beige, quickly dissolving head, black robe with mahogany edges. Wonderful bouquet of bitter chocolate, wet wood, vanilla-like oak, whisky, toasted brown bread, old dry sherry (maderisation effect - stunningly beautiful in this case), lots of berries but indistinguishable from each other (could just as well be blueberries or blackcurrant, though a blackberry juice aspect is certainly there), cooked dark fruit or even ’forest fruit’ jam, old raisins. Intense fruitiness in the onset, a ton of dark berries providing a soft, fruit jam-like sweetness alongside a crisp but soft, vivid sourishness surrounding a more ’deeply’ situated dried fruit sweetness and meaty umami aspects; thick, oily, softly carbonated body. A multi-layered, deliciously thick caramelly, nutty and eventually deeply chocolatey maltiness ensues, providing a mouth-filling bittersweetness in which this lush dark fruit sweet-and-sourishness unabatedly persists, cutting through the whole and refreshing it at the same time; drying wood tannins, spicy and perfectly dosed hops and a lot of warming, but non-astringent, old port- or sherry-like alcohol bring the finish to utmost perfection. I had great tasting experiences with this world famous brand of beautiful beers, but this one stands a good chance at being the most perfect, delicate, complex and wondrous Bourbon County I ever had the pleasure to taste. Absolute genius at work here.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alengrin
4.7
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel
At Bart’s Bourbon County tasting in Bruges. A very special and acclaimed version of BCBS, aged on rye whisky barrels and with added fruit as well as sea salt... Very thin, loosely structured, yellowish beige, quickly dissolving head, black robe with mahogany to bronze coloured edges. Aroma carries a lot of hot chocolate sauce and wet oak, along with hints of beef stock, cured meat, blackberries, sweet cherries, liquorish, coffee liqueur, whisky, bayleaf, old sherry, candied dates, brown rum, toasted bread. Sweet and candied onset (the candied cherries, no doubt) well positioned against this mellow and lively berry sourishness, followed by a thick umami accent of cured meat, probably reinforced by the salt, though no outspoken saltiness appears; very oily, thick mouthfeel, softly carbonated, achieved by a thick layer of nutty, toasted and caramelly malt bittersweetness; the blackberry and cherry sourishness continue well over this, adding the woody tannins in the back to dry the tail, while warming, notably whisky-like alcohol rounds things off, along with a peppery hop accent. A kind of chocolate liqueur flavor lingers after swallowing. This a deeply beautiful beer: the high class of BCBS is elegantly adorned with berries, lending it a fresh, crisp sweet-and-sourness which does not clash with the basic character of the beer; neither does the pinch of salt, which remains limited to a vague but structurally interesting background presence. Wonderful, glad I finally tried it.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

tmongoose
3.5
Goose Island Gillian
draft sampler that poured a lighter yellow with white wispy head. the aroma was some slight funk some brett hints of fruit. the flavor was a little different than what I was expecting. did get some strawberry flavor on top but then faded to some brett and mild earthy funk. not my favorite style but this was pretty good.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

onceblind
4.4
Goose Island Gillian
Slightly hazy golden with a thin white cap. Really interesting dusty earthy hut strawberryish nose that’s a little tart and floral. Crisp dry funky bretty flavor with nice strawberry and white wine and gentle tartness. Light peppercorn at the finish. Really cool, makes me think of Kat’s strawberry mango moscato by Arbor Mist she made us in Seattle.
Saturday, December 3, 2016

jc1762
3.8
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
2016 bottle poured into a snifter showing pitch black with no head. The nose shows a lightly sweet caramel note permeates through the center surrounded by strong alcoholic bourbon presence. The palate is full bodied, thick, sticky and oily with a light carbonation. Moderate sweetness appears on the mid-palate but mostly calm and clean bourbon through out - smoke, vanilla, and charred wood. Despite a strong ABV, it doesn’t become apparent until the finish which leaves a pleasant alcoholic spicy warmth. I can definitely see why this did so well
Friday, December 2, 2016

BeerInHeaven
3.3
Goose Island Honkers Ale
pours clear copper gold with a medium beige head. light floral aroma. Nicely balanced. Definite malt presence with some mild hop bitter. Feels bigger than 4.3%. An enjoyable brew.
Friday, December 2, 2016