Goose Island says:
As a part of our chef collaboration series we teamed up with Vie Restaurant to create La Vie D’une Oie (The Life of a Goose). A complex wheat wine with notes of dried fig, prunes, cocoa and cherry.
I had this cask conditioned wheat wine at Goose Island Clybourn on Wednesday, March 31st. The very first thing I noticed is this beer is a bit dark for a wheat wine. I was expecting an orange or copper coloring. Oh, the intrigue.
The aroma, though, definitely fit the appearance. Maple syrup & cherry’s. A bit of cocoa too.
At first taste this beer is remarkably smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. It is sweet – but not overpowering. Kind of leaves a syrupy coating on your tongue. As it warms there is almost a cola or cherry cola characteristic to it. But, not necessarily in a bad way. Also, as it warms, you can start to pick up more of the cocoa and molasses
Goose Island La Vie D’une Oie is most definitely a sipper and a good one at that.