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RATINGS: 1536   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Like the digits suggest, itís a beer thatís densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We donít filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. Thatís how you know itís unfiltered. What hits you next is the spicy aroma of Cascade hops, followed by the crispy, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body, the result of blending barley malt with torrified wheat. Itís not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that youíd expect.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olsvammel (4008) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Appearance: 3/5 It poured a hazy yellow liquid with a small white foam. Smell: 4/10 A very weak smell with a hint of banana and candy. Taste: 3/10 Very weak smell, some bread and sweetness. Mouthfeel: 2/5 Medium smooth with a medium carbonation and a light body. Comment: This is a watery and boring wheat beer with very little flavour and aroma. The big question is, where is the wheat? This tastes mostly like a pale lager. I figured this would be a good match with most kinds of food. So I tried it with some rolls of minute steak filled with pesto, mozarella and gorgonzolla served in a creamy sauce with rice on the side. It wasnít a good match at all, the beer got a very odd bitter taste and the food also taste worse. Maybe it was the cheeses that created the weird combo but I think this beer is best on itís own. Iím raising my score a bit since the beer is drinkable and doesnít have any bad tastes. But there are better options out there if you crave some wheat beer. If you are more in the mood for lager (as this beer taste like) then there are better lagers available as well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2009 Slightly hazy yellowish pour. The nose is lightly lemony and wheaty with a little bit of light berryish estery sweetness. Pretty simple brew really. Light wheaty palate with just a kiss of light crackery malt. There isnít much to this one, but it isnít terrible either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6892) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours pale gold with a white head. Wheaty aroma, some sweetness and some citrus. The flavor is wheaty and grainy with light citric notes. Refreshing and accessible.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
possummunsen (7) - USA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
This beer was a major disappointment. There are so many wheat beers that blow this slop off the bar....

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6771) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
A nice clean and easy to drink wheat beer for the masses, complete with separate marketing from other GI products. Not bad; nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Light gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of wheat. Taste is of wheat, grain and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smart001 (45) - Scott AFB, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2009
[Tap] An entirely delicious beer. Cloudy yellow pour, tastes of deliciousness and light orange with hops and yeast. Mild head that hung around for a while. Very very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wmubronco1992 (666) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft. Pours a cloudy yellow. Small white head. Some lacing. Mild citrus aroma. Flavor of yeast and citrus. Overall this is a nice wheat beer. Not on par with Oberon (Bells) or Whitson (Arcadia) yet a good easy drinking summer beer. Hard to go anywhere in Chicago where this isnít on tap. Not every beer can be critically acclaimed, but Goose Island had done a fantastic job marketing this (312 = Chicago area code) and I am sure this beer rules the market.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2955) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
FCBF 09 It was great to have a wheat beer during this hot brewfest. Nice color, light and citrus flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
FCBF 09. We went back for more stout, it was gone, but at least they replaced it with another of their beers we hadnít tried, this one. Pale color with a full head. Light palate but still a nice delicate taste.


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