crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer, very drinkable. Was a little too clear for a wheat beer, would have preferred more cloudiness. Also, and maybe because of the clarity, the color was a bit off. A little more orange and less yellow would be preferable. Very drinkable, and much more enjoyable than domestic light beers, regardless of what anybody says in these posts. Seems this beer is an answer to Bellís Oberon and/or Winter Wheat. From what I understand, Bellís doesnít allow (or restricts...and maybe this has all changed since I read the article) distribution into Chicago because the distributors there tend to corrupt the beer. Not a place for a plug for Bells I admit, but I respect the brewers at Bells for caring about the quality of their beer all the way to the consumer. This beer, different enough from the Bells offerings, gives the good people of Chicago a nice alternative.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I think I strained a nostral trying to pull some aroma off this beer. What element of fragrance it does possess is like that of a stale and flavorless orange. If one were to match the flavor you merely need to mix 2 parts Sunny-D with 1 part carbonated water. The palate is sticky and stale. There is an aftertaste similar to that which one would receive from eating a pound of the off-white portion of an orange rind. If I owned a goose, I would rub its nose (or bill) in this beer while saying "come on, Goose, youíre better than this".
alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Ginoís. Flavor was crisp and somewhat refreshing, but not complex or very flavorful at all. Flavor and aroma were heavy on the wheat; in fact thats all I really tasted. Did not pick up on any hops or spice. Body was not very creamy. Just ok, but not bad
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Draft. Very wheaty smell, same with the taste. Not much other flavor. Kind of tastes like miller high life. Cascade hops were unnoticable.
kyleg (3) - USA - MAR 13, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good pour, smooth taste. A decent wheat, but unimpressive. Probably the best widely available, but the taste seems to have mellowed now that Goose Island is giving it wider distribution.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on tap at Old Chicago with a calzone. Appearance was pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma was of citrus and orange peel. The taste was tangy and grassy with notes of citrus and lemon. Watery mouthfeel. Taste seemed to fade away quickly and with food faded away completely. An OK light wheat for summer, but there are probably better ones out there.
Chitown440 (15) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I,ve never been a big fan of wheat beer but thought this one might suprise me ,seeing as how i like most of the Goose island lineup. But this is one Goose island product that i can not reccomend .
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Poured from a 12oz bottle, the color is golen wheat. Very cloudy, but in this brew the haziness enhances the color. Sweet aromas on this one. Lemongrass, apples, pears, with some maltiness. This beer is pretty thin and light bodied. While the mouth is fairly creamy, the finish is somewhat soft and weak.
just1otherguy (25) - USA - FEB 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It really isnít as bad as some make it out to be. Itís just a little less than what one would expect from Goose Island. Tasted orange and lemon fruitiness with not much on typical beer flavors (malt or yeast). But itís still one I will be drinking again.
ilovedarkbeer (2139) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 After a second try this is way to watery with almost no character. The tap version is slightly better but not by much. Its easy to drink but pours a pale yellow color with no head. Not good.