mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bandera in Chicago, very clear (unfiltered?), pale yellow, no lacing. Minor aroma and even less on the taste, high in carbonation. Some sort of earthy aftertaste; general not appealing and very disappointing for GI...
Brigadier (3235) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle
Goose Island generally makes solid beers but this is very disappointing. It is not a terrible beer but once again the first word that came to mind after I was done was ímediocreí. While it is totally inoffensive that means all potential for enjoyment has been sucked out of it. This is a beer that you could hand to a non-beer geek friend, let him drink out the bottle and they would probably enjoy it. On the other hand, if you are looking for a standout beer check elsewhere.
Aroma / Appearance - An opaque golden body sits in the glass with a disappointingly minimal amount of carbonation. Muted grains, a faint yeastiness and dull malt profile form a very safe nose that goes out of its way to not offend even the weakest of noses. It is bland and offensive which is perhaps giving it a little more credit than it deserves.
Flavor / Palate - Wheat, rye and honeycomb cereal create an ephemeral sensation on the tongue that washes away in seconds. A faintly bitter finish like the dregs of a package of Fischers nuts is all that remains. If you focus it is possible to detect lemon juice and orange rinds. In fact, it reminds more of an orange-based degreaser than anything that someone should drink/eat. Goose Island has a beer for the masses here which is not to say that it is bad but that you should not have any expectations.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just a pretty standard american wheat style here. Nothing special about it. Itís got just a slight wheat flavor, and good bite.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
not a big fan of wheat beers. pours golden with white head. hazy color, slight floral and lemony-fruit (as opposed to lemony hop) smells. smooth body and a slightly dry finish. ok but nothing special
EithCubes (5238) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Lots of wheat and yeast in a malty nose, lemon and grain with some piney orange Cascade (the mystery ingredient!). Particulate pale yellow with lots of carbonation and a sticky white head. Lots of citrus up front with some acidity to match the doughy, bready malt. Light cascade presence. Some wheat in the finish but not really dry. Not sure what to make of this one, doesnít really conform to a rigid style and, despite the carbonation and light body, isnít really refreshing. On the whole, crafted but dull.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange-yellow. Thin wheat flavor with very little body. Refreshing in a sense that it wouldnít be bad on a summer day, but it isnít horribly satisfying.
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not very imressive, had on draft in Chi. IL. Off yellow color, overly carbonated one of the worst Goose Island has to offer
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sure doesnít match that fab description. thin watery, shallow, fizzy. a slight haze, but no indication of yeast. Itís a good thing itís not like any other goose brews. and it was less than I expected. This was a sample.
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz, pours very clear piss yellow with no head. nose is very yeasty and coriander. taste is yeasty, vegatable, lemony, pepper, with mild citrus. mouthfeel is fizzy. flavors are blended pretty well and this is refreshing.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy-clear yellow with lively carbonation. Hoppy and grassy on the nose. Tastes of flat grass with faint lemon and green vegetables thrown in a blender and pureed. Watery mouthfeel, but not too watery. Average at best.