Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 1603   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
guzzler67 (1643) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Cloudy, pale gold appearance with an average size head and little lacing. Subdued, wheaty, lemongrass aroma. Thin on the palate with a weak, wheatish, slightly fruity/citric taste. Light to medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish. Not a drainpour, but little to recommend.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Tap. Very light yellow color. White head., very nice lacing. Not much aromatics. Some light wheat. Boring. Flavor is a sweet wheat malt. Well balanced. a crisp hop finish. Hints of lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy light straw yellow color with a thin, fizzy head. Light lemon zest and grassy aroma. Flavor is a little lacking, but I can pick up some light traces of wheat and lemon in the finish. Very watery texture with lively carbonation. Refreshing but not the most flavorful offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Far superior to all those "rural wheat ales" Pours a fluffy medium head with some lace and a lightly hazy yellow color. The aroma is yeasty with some citrus rind. The flavor is lemony yeasty and lightly spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4743) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is clear, golden in color, with a white colored head. The smell is wehat, light, chex mix, and a little citrus. The taste is is wheat, citrus, light, and simple.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
milewide (1983) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Pretty brew, but bland! Light cloudy straw color. Good body. Some tangy flavor, but little hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigBeer45 (1394) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bomber bottle, pours a clear yellow gold with a white head, aromas of faint malt and bread, little hops on the nose, faint flavors of malt and bread, light hop bitterness at the finish, mouth feel is pretty light on the palate, a pretty simple so-so beer from Goose Island.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olsvammel (5331) - ÷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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (7839) - 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.

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