rubbishystuff (2257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 I get what Goose was going for. Something good for summer, low flavor that was easy drinking. It has succeeded in terms of it is very popular. And I am sure it is good at what it is trying to be. However this is not my kind of thing at all. It has just enough flavor to and just enough watery-ness to confuse the taste buds and make me fussy. It is exactly what I donít like about wheat ales. Serving: Bottle
porterhenson (13) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The color is ok and the aroma decent but when I put this beer to my lips and drink all I can think of is cold dishwater or dirty taps. I am a big fan of Goose Island otherwise with their other brews but this one always dissapoints.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Little let down by goose island. This as a pale yellow Hefe with some boring citrus and spice hotes. Needed a lemon wedge to make this most interesting. Guess it a decent middle of the road beer.
larsniclas (6610) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at SBWF09
Hazy golden. white head.
Light fruity and cereal aroma.
Thin body with some citrus.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Much like Rock Bottom, my Goose Island tasters were an impressive display of 5oz mini-nonic glasses. In my 5oz mini-nonic taster rested the hazy golden-straw depths of the 312 Urban Wheat, while atop her visage rested a fluffy white head. Her nose is lemon zest freshly squeezed over soft loaves of white and wheat bread while a whiff of coriander and white pepper drifts on by. A wheat beer, and rightfully named as such, I am glad to see she doesnít try to claim a German heritage that is not hers to claim. Mixed in with the lemon zest is a pleasing pith and skin bitterness. Light and refreshing, without further ado I put her palate to the test. Soft lemon cream and white breads caress my tongue and mouth, gliding across with supple finesse. Lemon soothes front and middle while white and wheat breads fill her middle and finish. Speaking of her finish, it is clean with little lingering esters to speak of, just a sense of brightness and lemon skin. Coriander and white pepper play in the background, mischief makers that they are, making fast friends with the lemon zest prevalent throughout her whole palate. Clean, refreshing, and even invigorating, I am proud to say I took home a screaming canary yellow 312 Urban Wheat t-shirt to mark the occasion.
This is what American wheat beers do best, and also why they are recognized as a style separate from Belgian Wits and German Hefeweizens. If more American craft brewers would recognize this, the possibilities they would create for their own wheat beers would be endless. In the meantime, Goose Island is ahead of the game.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JUL 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light citrus aroma, some citrus and wheat in the flavor with a crisp finish. Refreshing but not overly complex.
jimhilt (2548) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes, leaving no lace. Very pale, hazy yellow/green color. Light carbonation and very light bodied. Lemon nose. Flavor is more lemon than wheat some sweetness. Good session beer but needs more backbone. $1.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden yellow with 2 finger white head. Smells of malts, slightly sour. Medium body, tastes of toasted malts and wheat; bitter.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 5/03/10. Hazy gold pour with somewhat rocky white head. Aroma is skunk, some sweetness, wheat. Flavor is wheat, some citrus, some skunkiness. Wish this was fresher.
Bif (1983) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Hazy golden yellow with a foamy head that fades quickly. Some light lacing. Has a light aroma of citrus and grain. light fruit & citrus with touch of bitterness. Light body that is clean & crisp- Refreshing Iím not big on wheat beers but this is a nice summer beer and could enjoy more that one.