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RATINGS: 1391   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Typically, Iíll turn away from things labled "wheat." But this is light golden in color, a light but thick enough head, and a mild nose, with a hint of fruits. Easy drinking and flavorful.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap 7/14 @ the Wrigleyville Brewpub: Pours a cloudy yellow with a white foamy head. Aroma is yeasty with hints of lemon, banana, and spices. Flavor is initially sweet with a grainy finish. A nice summer brew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours hazy gold/dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of bready malt, some hopcitrus, and some spicy florals. Medium palate density, with flavors of pale bready malts, heavy hopcitrus and some fruit, and floral spiciness with black pepper.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle (12oz) Pale hazy yellow with an average white foamy head. Watery, grainy aroma, hint of fruit, plenty of wheat alright, sort of sweet. Tastes grainy and a bit papery - incredibly weak, flat, not a very good beer, Iím sorry to say

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Light, cloudy color with a white head. Smell of wheat. Tastes sweet and wheaty. A very earthy after taste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Louipa (121) - USA - JUN 25, 2006
Wheat beer is Gross. So, yeah, it was the only beverage and I was thirsty. thats it. better than BMC still.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2006
an o.k. american wheat but kind of bland. flavors and aromas consisted mainly of banana, nutmeg, lemon, honey, and hops. pretty weak for a goose island.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2006
A decent hot-weather American wheat, pours cloudy pale gold, very subtle spicing and watery flavor but thirst-quenching, I consider this an affordable but decent lawnmower beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2006) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Philip, thanks a lot! Pours hazy yellow with a frothy, white, one finger cap. Good retention. Banana and spices in the nose with some citrus and pineapple. Taste is a watered down version of all elements found in the nose. Its got the banana, lemon, spices, and yeast, but not as full as I would like. Crisp, refreshing, good for the summer, and I like beer in the summer! Thanks Phil!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1819) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2006
On tap at the Riverside Tavern in Chicago. Pours nice and hazy with a hugely retentive head. The aroma is primarily of wheat and lemongrass. Flavor and mouthfeel are both soft, with the carryover from the nose of lemongrass and wheat notes. The finish is somewhat bitter and crisp at the end. A good summer brew, and definitely a quencher, but what it lacks in complexity makes it "middle of the road" in comparison to others of the style.


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