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Goose Island Christmas Ale 2011

5.6% ABV. American Brown Ale from Goose Island Brewing in Chicago, IL. Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Very pleased to see this offering last year (Goose Island did not produce this brew in 2010) in a four pack. Pours cloudy brown with a rich off white head that laces to the glass quite well. Aroma of bready malts, hints of holiday spice, a bit of caramel. Taste is fantastically smooth for the style with a nice, crisp finish with a nice lingering taste in the back of my gums towards the throat. The caramel malt and spices blend well together, a touch of quality hops are detected, a touch of ale yeast. Balanced very well and one of my favorite Christmas brown ales. Hopefully, I’ll pick up a pack again to enjoy this year!
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