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RATINGS: 1515   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 A unique wheat ale that is highly quaffable, delicious and not overly complex. It is very crisp and refreshing. Though lacking in any real hop presence, it is full of sweet malt with hints of corn and sweet potato, and delivers an appetizing semi-sweet bright finish. 312 seems to carry a somewhat German hefe-weizen influence, but is mainly American in style, and is one of Goose Islandís most popular draft beers. It is a bright, hazy, sunny blonde ale with a bit of sediment and a huge, attractive, fluffy white head. There are doughy, breadlike malt and wheat aromas with fresh pineapple and cloves. Crisp and sharp on the palate, this urban wheat ale refreshes and stimulates, making it an obvious choice for summer evenings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1843) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Golden pour with fizzy white head. The aroma is...um, risking sounding like my wife..."it smells like beer". The taste is mild wheat with refreshing citrus (orange and a touch of lemon) presence and tinges of floral. This really improved as it warmed. Light and refreshing. The only complaint is that the wheat presence was light. High carbonation, but this still goes down easy. A very fine summer drinking beer. I thought it was pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwa423 (10) - , Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Sweet wheat aroma, color is a hazy wheat color (imagine...in a wheat beer!) The flavor is only average, but it goes down exceptionally smooth. The smooth palate is really the only thing that stands out about this. This is pretty much an average wheat beer, there’s nothing that would make me buy this over any other wheat beer I have tasted.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - AUG 14, 2008
little lemon on nose, appearence is nice and somewhat hazy, flavor is hopped up more than most hefes(seems to be a micro trend in wheats), but that is one of goose’s traits, good summer beer

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Light golden yellow pouring with a 1 inch white head and exhibiting good carbonation. Aroma is lightly sour malt. Flavor is light sour wheat. Body is medium and carbonation medium and brief. Finish is a little doughy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3577) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
I got this on draft at Tractor’s in Jackson, MO. It came a hazy yellow, with a fizzy white hesd and light lacing.Nose of wheat and citurs. Mild mouthfeel. Flavor is bsnana and citrus. Dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
On tap at Gino’s East Pizza. Pours a hazy wheat looking golden yellow. Lighter looking than most wheats though. Small foamy white head that goes away fast. Not a very strong aroma, but some wheat and lemon to it. Not too complex. Pretty wheaty taste with some citrus lemons and a little bit grainy. Overall, a bad example of what Goose Island is to me. I love this brewery, but this beer is just not that good. I understand and support the whole mass producing crappy beer thing to make money, but it doesnt make me feel any better about this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a foamy head. You know you’re off to a bad start when a beer looks EXACTLY like your urine. Sweet wheaty aroma with some floral and lemony notes. Slightly sweet wheaty malt with a lemony flavor that borders on an annoying sourness. Really bad acidic finish and weird metallic aftertaste. Thin bodied. I bought this with a misplaced reliance on the prestige of the G.I. brand. Waste of money.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
That1Guy (2032) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Pretty terrible. Maybe I’m just not crazy about wheat ales, but this one sucked. Sour and boring.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (4299) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Pours a hazy white yellow with a two finger creamy white head. The nose is wheaty, some lemongrass, a little grainy. The flavor is thin and grainy, some lemongrass, one dimensional. Thin mouthfeel. Not too great.


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