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Goose Island - Gillian

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Goose Island - Gillian

Sumptuous wine barrel-aged Sour from Goose Island, infused with strawberries and white pepper  



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  • Goose Island - Gillian

Experts at Bourbon Barrel-Aged beers, Goose Island recently experimented with wine barrel aging, and the results were nothing short of remarkable. Following the success of Sofie, a superbly crisp Saison aged in Chardonnay barrels, the Michigan brewery began a succession of elegant barrel-aged brews, including Gillian, a strawberry and white pepper-infused Sour Ale.

Brewed with Champagne yeast, Gillian breathes seductive berry scents, the sour fruit character offset by a lively a brett yeast bouquet and silky wine like quality.

On the palate, you’re greeted by more sharp brettanomyces tones, followed by a burst of ripe berry fruitiness and hints of citrus that evoke sourdough bread and spicy strawberry jam. Soft and understated, the ensemble is truly a taste experience.

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  • Appearance

    Red amber body, small tan head

  • Aroma

    Strawberries, brett yeast, oaky

  • Taste

    Wine, fruits of the forest, sourdough, strawberry jam, white pepper, spicy

  • Bitterness
  • Sweetness