Review: Goose Island La Vie D’une Oie

In Beer Reviews by Ryan

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.

gooseislandbeerGoose Island La Vie D’une Oi (The Life of a Goose)
Wheat Wine, 9% ABV

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.

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.