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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into tall glass. Medium gold that is slightly hazy from the yeast. The yeast particles are very small and produce a nice sparkle effect. Some lacing but not much head. Major lemon smell, with some sweet wheat malt and light orange hops. Not a lot of taste but what is there is mostly nice. Citrus flavor overall - both lemon and orange, with some wheatiness, but not too much. However, it is slightly too sweet for me considering the style. Pretty high carbonation and light body. Pretty good for a summer day. Nice example of an American Wheat.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle at Navy Pier. Pours a light opaque color typical of a wheat ale. Aroma is citrusy and hoppy but a little more doughy/stale than expected. Flavor was very mild and bitter with some sweet/spicyness. Nothing really too special. Palate is unremarkable. Not too great but its worth a try when in Chicago.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34234) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of wheat and oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, wheat, and oranges, leading to a dry wheaty finish. The body is light. An uninteresting and forgetable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
I used to like this one, but then realized it was not all that good. It is a watered down american wheat. If you like the style of american wheat then this might be okay for you. The malts just did not come through for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a little white head. Not much lacing. Wheat smell but not overally aromatic. Lacked in flavor and was little more tart than other wheats Iíve had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Draft sample at GABF 2009. Hazy straw color with a small white head. Aroma is pale malt, wheat, citrus, and mild hops. Flavor is nicely balanced pale malt and wheat along with a slight citrusy hop kick and light spice. Palate is light and refreshing. This is not bad at all for a wheat ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle, 355ml - Hazy pale yellow beer with almost no head. Aroma is fruity with notes of tropical fruits, passion fruits and pineapple. Flavor is fruity with notes of tropical fruits. Light bodied but very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2011 Re-rate as the previous one was kinda bogus. Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL for my 30th birthday party, enjoyed during a summer heat wave. Appearance is almost wit-like, very very light straw yellow, cloudy, with slightly frothy white head. Aroma of wheat, a very small hint of sweetness, also light malts. Flavor is kinda weird, goes down very crisp and great on a hot summer day, but it feels like itís missing something. Very straw like in flavor and body, I do enjoy but mainly in situations where no other brew is available.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18087) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle at SBWF 2009. Yellow, small white head. Malty aroma with wheat. Spicy flavor, wheat, malty and quite thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
guzzler67 (1655) - 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.


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