Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 (Re-rate) 12 oz. bottle. Weird to see "Goose Island, Fort Collins, CO" on the label now. This is everywhere now and will be even more places when they start rolling out new area codes. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold color with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, sweet dough, and mild spice. Flavor is the same, albeit without a hint of any spice. Just wheat and citrus. Very light. Moderate carbonation, some sweetness. When Iím at a wedding or ballgame and have limited options, this will do just fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
finol (2605) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at Monks Sveavagen, Stockholm. Pours hazy golden with a white wet head. Wheat and light spicy aroma. Wheat flavour, uncomplicated smooth mouthfeel. Good for this warm summers day

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2009
An OK golden ale - nondeScript. Doesnít make itself known as a wheat beer - very light esters and a bit of sweetness, but no strong character. Drinkable, but forgettable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Come on, this was not cloudy, nor did I detect Cascade hops. I must have had a different 312.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Pours bright golden with a 2-inch white head that settles slowly. The ale has a very slight haze and the haze aside, looks like a pilsner. The lacing is very modest. Hints of hops in the nose. Light on the palate. Light body. An unexpected, and to me undesirable after-taste. The unpleasant, but yet unidentified aftertaste lingers. Fortunately, the after taste is light as well. Carbonation is moderate. The wheat characteristics are barely perceptible. This is a light ale and may appeal to many for that reason. I find it a decent summer, quaffing beer, but wish it had more to offer than the pervasive lightness (carbonation, nose, body, and flavor).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3993) - - JUL 29, 2009
a hazy gold beer under a medium sized sudsy white head. palate is light and crisp with a good bit of tingly carbonation. a typical, fairly tasteless, american wheat. not hopped up or anything. they stuck with the textbook here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
12oz bottle today at Brickskellar, one of the few beers I knew I hadnít had. Pours yellow with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet, wheaty, and light. Taste was sweet, light and just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (587) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. Straw color, very nice lacing. Fairly straightforward American wheat with some tanginess to it, low hops ( I didnít notice the Cascades), light body. Refreshing. Recommended if you like the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at White Horse, Parsons Green. Very pale gold, greenish tinge, thin white head. Not a huge aroma, touch of soap on the hop, but really refreshing beer. Bit dullish, little bit of lemon edge to it, more an American wheat than a wit. Not very exciting but very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle from a sixer purchased at Chuckís in BG.
Appearance:Hazy gold pour with a two finger white head.
Aroma:Wheat and clove with a hint of citrus.
Flavor:Clove dominates with yeast and wheat present.
Palate:Medium/light body with solid carbonation.
Overall:OK for a wheat ale. Not in the ranks of Oberon or Gumballhead, but OK.

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