Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale gold. Very fizzy. Wheaty aroma. Not a lot of character in the taste. Slightly sour aftertaste. It is a decent beer - especially when you need a thirst quencher.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dirty, light straw color with a small, scuzzy head. Aromas are bready with some pear notes underneath. Flavor is about the same. Pretty mild and boring.
Hangover (1020) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap in Chicago at Bennigans. Actually, it looked pretty good for a hefe. Murky orange pour with a buttload of sediment. Aroma is... bleh. Taste is...bleh. I noted a heavy wheat presence, thin and watery body and a bit of soapiness. I like my summer beers, especially on this day in Chitown, but I think the Widmer they had on tap would be a bit better.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got this as part of a variety pack. Not a bad beer, but nothing special to it.
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of weak, not so flavorful, not much better than ordinary. Itís refreshing, but itís not nearly as good as other Goose Island beers (like Hex Nut Brown Ale). Iím not even sure why they brew this.
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just had to weigh in on this one....
Itís not a bad beer, it has a muted banana/citrus/baking spice thing going on that, coupled with a very light body and low alcohol, really does make for a very refreshing hot-weather beer. The hops come through well as it gets just a little warmer than fridge-cold. It should cut the humidity here in Chicago nicely this summer -- that is, when Iím not drinking Bells Oberon, which is a much better example of the same style.
I am disappointed with the description; what will people think Chicago is like if the brewer calls this beer "densely populated" with flavor, etc., and references the cityís downtown area code? This beer really should be called 847 (the north suburb area code, more exciting than the south or west burbs but it sure isnít the city).
Got this as part of a Goose Island sampler 12-pack, itís not a beer I was looking for.
jsquire (3311) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw color. I poured too hard and got lots of floaties in suspension. They eventually settled out. Attractive white head and a nose of citrus and grass. I really enjoyed this beer. It seems to be an American wheat with some flavor. Bready malts with some lemon citrus flavors. The finish has some grass and citrus rind in it. Nice refreshing summer beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale straw yellow color with big creamy pure white head. Aroma is slightly citrusy, bit of honey and pear. Flavor is crisp, clean, almost lager-like, touch of honey. Finish is mildly sweet.
sfontain (763) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a barely murky, pale yellow, with a small amount of fairly coarse, floating sediment. Aroma predominantly lemon and yeast, with some light bread and grass. Flavor not particularly impressive; very light bread and a barely bitter finish; horribly light. Medium-light body. Drinkable, but not one of Goose Islandís better offerings.
konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought this as a goose island sampler. bottle. pours a hazy, cloudy yellowish color with a thin short lived head. Aroma is of hops. This beer is different, tastes of spices, hops, and fruity flavor. Overall a descent beer.