Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Another beer tasting following the Old Rasputin, but this was to finish off the evening relaxing before my week-long piano-sitting..

Appearance: Poured into a Snifter. Looks golden and hazy, similar to a Saison with a tint of straw. Maintaining a minimal foamed head. Pours thick and leaves a structured lacing on the side of the glass
Aroma: Strong citrus yeast smell to it but a beautiful bouquet of other aromas and spices. Clove and lemon remain at the top of the list with subtle hints of funkiness.
Taste: The initial taste is surely yeasty with perhaps mellow notes of coriander and lemon zest. I find there to also be an underlying gingerness to it as well. Mixed into the complexity are the usual banana and clove from a typical wheat malt beer to the finish. I find there to be a nutty bitterness about this beer as well that really helps distinguish it from other Belgian Wit's Weisss' and Hefe's. The Banana bread flavor is really refined and refreshing by the end
Mouthfeel: Amazingly creamy and balanced. Frothy and highly drinkable. I couldn't imagine this a session beer, more so something you wanna drink right up after a long run.
Overall Impression: An extremely well balanced, crafted ale that is paralleled by few. Amazingly drinkable while remaining extremely complex and gratifying. Well done Goose!