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RATINGS: 1560   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
I always expect Goose Island beers to be better than they are, and I am always disappointed. I got a pint of this at Prarie Moon in Evanston and tossed half of it. Beer is a pale yellow with a small head, only slightly hazy. Nose of lemon and sour malt. Taste of lemon, none of the complexity often present in a wheat beer. Mostly pretty boring, probably fine after mowing the lawn or something. Average for a wheat, at best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixon (31) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2007
Not a bad beer, very light and refreshing, nothing extraordinary about it though. Some friends highly recommended it, but I think their recommendation was a bit over-rated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2007
12oz. bottle. Lightly grainy and sweet aroma, full of wheat malt character and doughy, bready yeast with a touch of lemon citrus and honey. Pale, cloudy, yellow color with a very slight head and few swirls of sediment, no lacing to speak of. Flavor profile is lightly bitter, tart and quenching, some malt showing through but the gentle sweetness that accompanies it only really becoming apparent towards the finish, and even then combined with the lingering citric sharpness. Ample effervescence on the palate, paired with a light, somewhat watery body. Perhaps nothing spectacular, but certainly inoffensive and seems to fit the bill of a warm-weather quencher fairly well as the sweetness in the flavor is minimized. Better than some examples of this style Iíve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevec (21) - Galena, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2007
I put this side by side with the summertime ale. More substance, visible upon the pour and on the nose. I am not a wheat fan, but I find this brew pleasant and a good representative of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2007
Pours a hazy, typical AW, nothing special, decent head. Aroma is mostly cascades, unusual for this style, and in my opinion, a big improvement to the style. Flaor is similarly familiar with a twist. Ultimately , this comes across as an APA made with wheat rather than barley, which puts it well ahead of most in this usually flavorless style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2007
4/1/07: Bottle.
Xtra pale, hazy, lemon body with a white rim of carbonation. Hoppy, tea-like nose with hints of lemon. Flavor is similar to drinking an iced tea. Would be very refreshing for a hot summer day. Bring on the 90į temps! Crisp finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Very weak aroma, hazy dark yellow with a very small head. The appearance is not cloudy enough for a wheat ale in my opinion, and the body and finish are weak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3556) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Draft Paulieís Bar and Grille-A cloudy orange with no head. Aroma of orange and it had a taste of orange and a bit of coriander. Another typical American Wheat. I was expecting more from Goose on this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Nice beer, very drinkable. Was a little too clear for a wheat beer, would have preferred more cloudiness. Also, and maybe because of the clarity, the color was a bit off. A little more orange and less yellow would be preferable. Very drinkable, and much more enjoyable than domestic light beers, regardless of what anybody says in these posts. Seems this beer is an answer to Bellís Oberon and/or Winter Wheat. From what I understand, Bellís doesnít allow (or restricts...and maybe this has all changed since I read the article) distribution into Chicago because the distributors there tend to corrupt the beer. Not a place for a plug for Bells I admit, but I respect the brewers at Bells for caring about the quality of their beer all the way to the consumer. This beer, different enough from the Bells offerings, gives the good people of Chicago a nice alternative.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2007
I think I strained a nostral trying to pull some aroma off this beer. What element of fragrance it does possess is like that of a stale and flavorless orange. If one were to match the flavor you merely need to mix 2 parts Sunny-D with 1 part carbonated water. The palate is sticky and stale. There is an aftertaste similar to that which one would receive from eating a pound of the off-white portion of an orange rind. If I owned a goose, I would rub its nose (or bill) in this beer while saying "come on, Goose, youíre better than this".

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