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Goose Island Beer Co.
Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock
Limited (brewed once).
Aged in an Evan Williams Single barrel.
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Part of a taster flight at the Clybourn brewpub.
A - Half-finger of white foam settles to a thing ring and spotty lace. Lightly hazed golden-brown body.
S - Hefty bourbon aroma, with notes of butterscotch, and a bit of fruitiness from the base maibock. There's also an apple note - acetaldehyde? Potent nose. As this warms up there's a bit of acetone as well.
T - Taste is extremely sweet, with large amounts of butterscotch, vanilla, caramel malts, and again a bit of that tart appleskin flavor. Finishes with an oak and lightly sour bourbon bite to it.
M - Medium-full body, chewy texture, lower carbonation, and a mildly tannic finish. Light warming alcohol is present, but consistent with the listed ABV.
D - Not sure this Maibock needed to go into a bourbon barrel, but I'm not overly impressed with the outcome. It also smells and tastes boozier than you'd expect for a 7.5%. This isn't an experiment that I'd repeat in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
01-19-2012 05:23:37 |
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