Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty terrible. Maybe I’m just not crazy about wheat ales, but this one sucked. Sour and boring.
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
2Roses (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great summer beer! Smooth with just the right bite at the end, more than a few is not a problem!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours hazy yellow, frothy head. citrus and wheat in the aroma. mostly citrus and a touch of banana in the flavor. a bit of a watery finish. not a terrible beer, but not my style.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fried brought this to a surprise party at our house. Warn and muggy day fit this well. More flavor than the standard beers that people bring over, a hint of citrus and spice, but not enough character to drink again. Might be a nice step for someone into the WWoCB (wonderful world of craft beers).
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This is very light. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is kind of plain just some very mild citrus. Flavor isn’t bland but it is rather boring. Smooth and drinkable but I doubt I’ll drink it again.
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 On tap in Chicago (many places). Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is tons of wheat. The taste was a strong wheat presence with some citrus, maybe even pineapple. Pretty good.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap. Pours light golden with white head. Aroma is wheat and some light spices. Flavor is light and bland with hints of wheat, spices and a touch of light fruit. Good beer for a nice hot day and that is about it.