JK (4175) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good for an American wheat. Light wheat aroma and light wheat taste. There is pleasant citrus, and it is a little sweet. I would prefer a hefe, but this lighter beer with the citrus is an ok substitute.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just a bad beer. Weak nose and palate and flavor. Weak, bland, dull on all fronts. Very forgettable.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very disappointed in this GI offering. Aroma and taste were very bland. Not much to offer here.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hereís a lemony snicket tart and tangy wheat beer. Nice looking - hazy pale golden, very good head and lacing. Aroma has some clove to itís sweetness. Very refreshing flavor, easty to drink.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at brewery. Aroma leaning more towards a mild ale with lemon accents. Taste is sour, yeasty and lemon-lime. Sharp and acidic, with some pine elements. Thin, but smooth. Too much yeast, carbonation and hops, but where are the malts? Crisp, clean and sour finish. Overall, not very good - like a pale lager with extra yeast and lemon juice.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one bottled. Somewhat cloudy dark yellow color, thick head, nose of hops and bread, clean tastes of grapefruit, very, very good wheat beer.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Old Chicago, Rockford. Gold, slightly hazy with a large white head. Rather mellow aroma, some wheat, banana and juniper berry. Clean, and very straight-forward. Light bodied and a touch watery. Honestly, a tad disappointing.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not too bad at all. While the American Wheat pales next to the Belgian Wit or German Weisen this is a nice example of the domestic style. The 312 is the Chicago area code. The inhearent problem of this style is that it has too strong of a hop-grapefruit taste. This is a good beer though
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught at clybourn. Hazy yellow with a thin white head that diminishes fast. Aroma is honey, lemon, and wheat. I was caught off guard by a hop presence to start the beer. Fizzy in the mouth with a sligh lemon taste. Not a big fan of American Wheats, but this is one of the better ones in this style.
fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 weak in flavor. not a pleasant after taste. I think this is the only Goose Island I have never not been happy with.