Not much to preamble about this time, I am in the process of moving house so I am thoroughly knackered. What better way to end the day with a Goose Island special; this is part of their Heritage Collection which, as far as I can tell, is a celebration of the saving of their Clyborn Ave brew pub from closure back in Nov 2008. Question is: would they have done something like this anyway, if not then we have to thank the landlord for thinking about closing it, otherwise we might not have got these beers.
|The Beer||Goose Island – Demolition, 6.7%, 45IBU|
|Aroma||wheaty, lots of fruity esters (I got a whiff of strawberry), almost heading down the road towards a Belgian dubbel|
|Appearance||Golden-yellow, slightly cloudy, little or not much of a head|
|Taste||lightly sweet at first, fruity combination (I get apple too), wheat, moderate bitterness|
|Mouthfeel||Medium to full bodied, somewhat dry, lively in that is makes it silky smooth, moderate to heavy alcoholic feel|
|Comments||This Belgian Style Golden Ale is a really great beer, simple as that. It is a combination of the flavours you’d get from a wheat beer without being a wheat beer. Strong, certainly not a gulping down quickly beer, something to savour an share. On the ‘a’ list it goes|