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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2007
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...

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier (3235) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2007
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Just a pretty standard american wheat style here. Nothing special about it. Itís got just a slight wheat flavor, and good bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2007
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

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EithCubes (5238) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2007
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2007
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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Not very imressive, had on draft in Chi. IL. Off yellow color, overly carbonated one of the worst Goose Island has to offer

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2007
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.


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