In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from Fulton Street beer series from Goose Island Brewery for this year. This is the first of four in the series that are in package. There are four beers on the package and draft. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this Dark Rye Bock beer.
It has a cloudy light brownish copper color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty with a heavy banana notes. The taste has a heavy banana notes with a sweet malty to rye notes. The aftertaste has a dry finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.gooseisland.com):
There was particular attention to the malt bill using pale munich, wheat and rye. There was no fruit harmed in the making of this beer, however you can’t avoid the beautiful banana esters and clove phenals that the Weihenstephan weizen yeast expresses. Rasselbock is a German style Dark, Rye, Wheat beer.
- Style: Dunkelroggenweizenbock
- Alcohol by Volume: 6.8%
- International Bitterness Units: 28
- Color: Pumpernickel
- Hops: Hallertau
- Malts: Munich, Rye, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Rice Hulls
Here is a their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I remember when the Fulton Foods series started. It was like six to seven years ago. These beers are spin-off from that series of beers. They renamed it Fulton Street beers. They are doing package and draft. I am pretty happy that they are releasing these beers outside of the Chicago market. This gives other markets something new and exciting for Goose Island. When I heard about this beer, I was looking forward to trying this beer. This complex ale has many tasting notes in it. It is drinkable but perfect for a Midwest spring and summer season. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser