Goose Island Bourbon County Caramella Ale

Goose Island Beer Company
Chicago, IL, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Wheatwine
Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
Bitterness: 60 IBU

From the brewer

Caramella or ‘candy’ in Italian is a wheatwine aged in Larceny Wheated Bourbon barrels with apple, cinnamon, and natural caramel flavor added after aging. Just like last year, the sweet smoothness from the Larceny Wheated Bourbon barrels adds a lingering warmth that complements the added flavor nuance. It’s nostalgia-inducing flavors are reminiscent of a caramel apple. Our Lab Tech, Joey Tidei, created this variant as a tribute to his love of seasonal flavors. This luscious embodiment of caramel perfectly paired with a slightly-tart apple flavor will transport you to a crisp autumn day.

Average Scores

Overall: 77 (logged 4 times)
Bottle: 77 (logged 4 times)

Who's been drinking this

2020 release
Oy plagiarized my donut comment. High octane maple glazed cinnamon bun. Very sweet. Instant drunk while trying to cook dinner. Dangerous.
Bottle at Home
2020 release
It’s an apple donut! Delicious! Thanks Eden!
Bottle at Home
2020 release
Intensely sweet, like a sweet apple wine or brandy, with a concentrated caramel flavor throughout. It's a nice flavor, but there's just a little too much of everything throughout - it was hard to drink more than a small sip at a time. Hopefully with age maybe this could become a lot more mellow. All that said, it was still way better than the Kentucky Fog.
Bottle at Home
2020 release