Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 1514   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
How about 411, have you seen a flavorful wheat beer? Not here. I suppose the "urban" quality just ran over any of the farmhouse feel to this style but this was just aweful. Never been a fan of GI but this was just bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale golden color. Smallish white head that settles. Aroma is wheat, lemon, straw, floral. Taste is lemon, wheat, spice, floral. Palate is light with decent carbonation. Mediocre.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
This was on-tap at the last hotel I stayed at when visiting Chicago. Appearance was an odd semi-transparent appearance. It was only a bit cloudy and still transparent. Usually, it seems beer commits to either being cloudy or clear and sparkling. This one seems to straddle that line, which is not extremely endearing. The beer came with an orange garnish, which seemed to dissipate the head. Odor was mild and slightly sweet, possibly due to the orange slice. I discarded the orange garnish, but the beer still tasted sweet with an artificial citrus sweetness reminsicent of Blue Moon Belgian White Ale. It seemed almost like the orange slice was meant to explain this chemical artificiality, although my orange slice never got close to my beer. Other than this unpleasant citrus astringency, the beer was OK. I donít plan on having this again. Honkerís Ale and the Christmas beer from Goose Island are much, much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 Draught from The Pub poured into shaker with a lemon garnish - Pours clear gold with a very minimal head; Lemon and wheat to the nose; Lemon, wheat and a hint of pine hops on the initial taste; A bland wheat backtaste; Medium watery palate; Too much carbonation; Not impressed. Goose Island is normally spot on with their brews, but this one leaves a good bit to be desired. Lots of the lemon probably came from the garnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
btownman028 (8) - USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
Hazy in appearance. Not much of a head at all. A little light for a wheat. Easy drinking, though, with hints of banannas and mild spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Nice, but not as strongly flavored as I like a wheat beer to be. Thin light head that didnít last long, fairly carbonated, light aroma of wheat, citrus, and yeast. Tastes of wheat and bananas, with a bit of hops and citrus. Not bad at all, but Iíd like more what and hops bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Bottle. Hazy very effervescent yellow body with a lasting thin head. Nose-very dusty and ďoldĒ smelling. Taste-dusty, moldy, wheaty, medium-high CO2, light orange, slightly vegetal like celery or lettuce. A very unoffending wheat beer that is easy to drink. I would drink more of this if I could.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymologist (30) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Doesnít give as much as some would like, but it doesnít ask for much either. Acid crisp cuts your tongue like a Chicagoan wind-rip. Man with trash-stache recommended highly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joefflin (68) - USA - NOV 12, 2006
12oz bottle in pint glass. Decent brew. An american wheat, id prefer a sunset wheat to this. Very small and fizzy head that dissipated very very quickly. Average mouthfeel, a little sweet. Id drink it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2421) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Thin white head of fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Lots of floaters. Not really wheat floaters though. More like chunky floaters. Light vegetal aroma with a little lemon and weak hops. Color is a medium gold. Flavor is plesant but a little weak. Some wheat and a little biscuit malt. Finish is a little grainy but clean. A decent wheat brew but nothing special.

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