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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like the digits suggest, it’s a beer that’s densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We don’t filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. That’s how you know it’s 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. It’s not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that you’d expect.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
martinjon (31) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2010
Thin flavor, feels like light beer. Hops: citrus Yeast/Bacteria: sweat Color: pale Liquid: hazy Head: minimal Initial: light sweetness, light sourness Finish: medium sourness Finish Duration: short Body: light Texture: thin Carbonation: soft Finish: abrupt

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle- served in a weizen as instructed. Misting straw, fine uneven collar. Bright, zesty, lemon meringue and pineapple jelly aroma like an English GA. Lemon curd on wholemeal toast with dabs of sherbet and honey; squeeze of lime, tingling condition. Lemon puff biscuit finish with soapy bitterness and perfumed hop. Refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 On tap in Chicago O’Hare. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Yeast dominates the aroma. Taste follows the aroma with a hint of citrus destroyed by yeast and wheat. Slightly bitter. No significant aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Sampled at Giordino’s in downtown Chicago. Pours really pale yellow. Has a bit of head on it. Not your best quality wheat brew but its well made.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6079) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours a light opaque color typical of a wheat ale. Aroma is citrusy and hoppy but a little more doughy/stale than expected. Flavor was very mild and bitter with some sweet/spicyness. Nothing really too special. Palate is simple, taste like the aroma. This is good for a commercial wheat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours a hazy straw color. Moderate white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is wheat and tart citrus. Similar flavor. Minimal aftertaste. Very refreshing lawnmower beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Very mild, easy to drink. Nothing off flavor wise, just a very mellow beer. Like a blue moon light I guess.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petko (1) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010 does not count
A great wheat beer, cloudy gold in color like a good wheat should, pair well with any citrus if desire, and a presidential favorite. Top ten in best wheat beer in my opinon

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
Yellowish with a small white head. The aroma is weak with light fruit hints and a bit of malt. Flavour is mild like the aroma. Watery palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 180810. Yellow with white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus and spices. Flavor with some fruit notes.


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