Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
83Aged in Bourbon casks, this impenetrably dark beer from Chicago pours like engine oil. You anticipate deep flavours and are not disappointed.
Goose Island Honker's Ale
88A clean, ultra-fresh-tasting amber ale, loaded with flavour.
Goose Island Imperial IPA
88A stunner. A joy on a cold night when you don't fancy a malty warmer. The label suggests pairing the beer with the saltiest blue cheese you can find.
Goose Island India Pale Ale
90Astonishingly fresh tasting, outstanding pale beer. Will a UK supermarket please put it back on the shelves?
Goose Island Matilda
83A big-flavoured, fruity beer, a successful homage to the classic Belgian Trappist ale Orval and just as challenging, though not as dry. Brewed in part with wild yeasts.
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