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RATINGS: 1485   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2872) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
American wheat ale with a pretty hazy yellow blonde colour and thinnish, egg-white, moussy head breaking open in instants but leaving a retaining rim around the edge of the glass. Aroma indeed has a lot of wheat, along with impressions of peach, straw, sweat, cheese, gooseberry, cake, some vague peppery spiciness, grassy hops, yoghurt, hint of lemon juice and honey; adding the deposit also adds a faint hint of damp cloth or rainwater as well as DMTS (burning rubber). Crisp taste with good fruitiness to start with, green apple, apricot and pineapple, medium carbonation, quickly appearing wheat sourishness and ísoapinessí, refreshing, light spicy yeasty notes, bready pale malts in the background with a subtle, sweet honey touch; supple mouthfeel, rather thin but this cannot come as a surprise seen the relatively low ABV. The gentle wheat sourishness accompanies the finish aided by a herbal, soft but still drying hop bitterishness, more so than in traditional European-style wheat beers; in that sense, this is, I guess, a typical example of an American wheat. Not quite the quality standard I normally would expect from this brewery, but refreshing and quenching.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJoer (903) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Small white head, golden yellow coloured body, soft citrus yeast fresh smell, medium carbonation and bitter some herby hops malts some yeast taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4745) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
#3700. 355 ml. bottle @ home. Bottled on 26/01/2015 Ė BBF 26/01/2016. I still cannot believe that I actually bought this in a supermarket (albeit an NL owned one) in Belgium. Hopefully this is one step closer to my dream of buying BCBS in the supermarket. Hazy yellow wheat, light orange, not a big one but okay white head. Sweetish, light lactic wheat nose, touch unpleasant rotting wheat, citrus,Ö. Taste is old yeast, sweet very sugary wheat, lemonade, aspirin, sugar, lightly fizzy saccharine, old white bread, plenty of aspirin wheat, touch moldy yeast mixed with wheat in the back,Ö Body is crushed medication & corn wheat,Ö Okay & prob. better than the ratings but indeed this is a good beer for solid non-expensive drinking + going for a cheap but solid option but not really more.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tfontana (40) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Foods Plus Plaistow NH. Aroma is faintly yeasty. Appearance is pale gold and hazy. It produced no head. Like the aroma, the taste is faint and slightly sweet--mainly as a finish. Light to medium body that is basically flat like day-old beer until burst of lively carbonation at the end. Thereís nothing offensive about this beer but there is nothing to recommend it. It would probably go down smooth on a hot summer day and would be easy to have more than one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (334) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2015
So where exactly in the 312 might one grow a little urban wheat for this ale? Or am I being too literal? Iím enjoying this in the early spring and thinking how nice it would taste on a hot summer day -- if Wisconsin gets any this year. The aroma and taste are nicely subdued and it all works.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ElManana (814) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle bought at Albert Heijn. Golden with a little head. Very harsh, disturbing metallic-like taste, litle bitter and lots of yeast. Not a nice beer I'm afraid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4709) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has grain, some banana, bit spice. Bit hazy, pale yellow coloured beer with a medium, lasting, white head. The taste is light bitter, has grain,, some banana, some biscuit, little citrus. Refreshing, not too impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1569) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, citrus. Smaakt fris, citrus, kruiden. Beetje dun.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2015
at my home hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and with a citrus fruity malt hops aroma a sweet fruity hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (531) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Tap at Pub 819 in a pint glass. Hard to believe I havenít rated this one yet. Probably my first "favorite" beer. Aroma of faint banana and wheat. Minimal aroma. Lacing is good but not much along the lines of head. Taste is very grain-centric. Plenty of wheat and cereal elements. Soft fruit presence of lemon and banana. Easy to drink and refreshing. Thin palette. Aftertaste is mostly grainy. Nostalgically I enjoy this effort but itís not really all that good. In the wheat ale category, itís decent.


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