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RATINGS: 1536   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1703) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Very pale yellow, zingy and zesty and a bit of a German/Belgian crossover, I thought. Refreshing. slightly herby and creamy, with some raspberry flavour lurking in the background. Clean tasting and impressive.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a fizzy head and body. The aroma is mainly sweet, and the flavour is malty and yeasty and dry at the finish. Overall a very plain beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours yellow with white head, aroma is fruity and ester filled. Taste is fruity up front and thins into some malt with a kind of lackluster finish thatís slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Top of the heap as Hefeís go. Basically tastes like a hefe without being sweet, which makes it great to me. Good citrus aromas, nice yeast. Easy to drink with a full yet clean finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle tasting at work. Not a bad commercial wheat by Goose Island, while this (as their flagship) doesnít stand up to more finely crafted wheat beers produced for the craft conosuers, it is a wonderful introduction to the craft market for those just getting their feet wet. Like New Belgium, Goose Island caters its flagship to the larger consumer market that is still caught up in the (*sigh*) light beer craze. However, delving into their line of products, you find a lot of great beers deserving of the craft cultureís attention.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 29, 2010
meh, pretty bland not good flavor. better warm actually. malt is not good, wheat character is not good. Yeast character is bland and not good. A bit harsh actually.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
citrusy and fruity with a decent body. it is actually very drinkable and crisp, but it lacks character. a good summer/session brew for those lacking a bit of imagination or motivation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (5086) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer. Pale golden, clear, white head. Spicy and malty aroma. Spices take the lead in the mouth. short finish. Best forgotten.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2010
tap: pours cloudy yellow. Arouma of wheat and citrus. Sweet caramel malts. Finishes a bit dry and mildewy. Sharp carbonation, tastes a little stale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hero12 (183) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head. Very strong citrus, hop smell. I can definitely taste the wheat beer qualities, but the citrus flavor is a little too overwhelming for my tastes. Quite a bit of carbonation and a fairly abrupt finish. Probably my least favorite goose island beer Iíve had.


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