TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Goose is Loose in Connecticut, finally! My salesmen have been taunting me with the Goose Island beers for over a year now, and as of May 1st they’ve finally been released. Just today we received our first shipment which included this little gem, the 312 Urban Wheat Ale.
Despite its appearance in the picture, the 312 pours a light straw shade of yellow, with a bright white one finger foam on top. As the foam recedes, a small amount of lacing remains.On the nose, the 312 is a light crisp combination of malts, wheat, citrus, and just a touch of soft hops.
The Goose 312 drinks somewhere between a crisp summer ale and a soft American wheat ale. The body is light and easy drinking, there’s a subtle hint of hops, just a little sweetness, and nice lingering finish.
This is the first time I’ve had the Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat ale, and I’m definitely a fan. Where I come from we do our best to keep the freezer full of geese, but now that Goose Island is available in Connecticut, the hunt is going to be a lot easier.
Gorm (743) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt og humle. Smak av malt, Karamell, sitrus og humle. Supermarked.
Purthegorpthy (1) - White Plains, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale and slightly cloudy, like a Victorian horizon rendered in light amber instead of gray-blue. More transparent than wheat beers tend to be. Minimal lacing after a head that shrinks immediately, then lingers at half its original height. Nose is the must of yeast in bread, but not the thick or sour kind: Decent. Taste is, for lack of a better word, skeletal. You detect the outlines of structure floating in water like an anchored wishbone, but nothing else save the nip of bitterness defanged, bitterness that mixes with wheat that tastes thin and slightly stale, more saltine cracker than loaf. The taste isn’t unpleasant, just as saltines can slake hunger, but it conjures the kinds of thin, dry beer I’ve avoided for years (Corona, Amstel Light, etc.). That’s something I never expected from a brewery that can be as excellent as Goose Island. Luckily, I have a bottle of their Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout in the fridge to remind me of their greatness.
UncleKorm (577) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured a milky orange hue w/ thin white head. Mild aroma. Initial flavor is light sour with a light bitter finish. Tastes are lemon and orange citrus. Light bodied and crisp finish.
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kjc51478 (383) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bottle. Appearance is hazy, golden yellow color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is grainy and herbal, somewhat medicinal. Taste is mostly malt, some wheaty grains, herbal hops, kind of medicinal. Palate is medium-bodied, somewhat thin texture, average carbonation, and a semi-dry finish. Blah.
tlind2 (1058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy golden color, thin white head. Wheaty aroma. Sweet, malty flavor with a sugary finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nah.
tectactoe (1028) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Sunshine-y yellow body, hazy & seemingly unfiltered with a bone-white head that doesn’t last for very long. Aroma is generically wheat beer-ish, with notes of soft wheat, bread, moderate lemon & orange zest, & a very light tingle of grassy & floral hops in the finish. Taste is full of more wheat, baked bread, clumpy yeast, light citrus peel, a touch of stale hop character, & a faint hint of some type of spice... Hard to identify... I want to say clove or mint, but it doesn’t really taste like either. Overall, not a bad beer... but severely generic & it doesn’t really excel in any one aspect of the game.
bley7211 (13) - - FEB 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer. Nice summer beer. After taste isn't ideal to me. Color is good and clear. The addition of a lemon helps.
martin00sr (147) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tåget gul, lille hvidt skum. Aroma: sødlig malt. Ganske anonym smag, nærmest vandet indtryk. Meget kort eftersmag, højst lidt syrlighed. Øh...
A_Vermonter (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
312 is overall a very average wheat ale. Aroma, appearance, pallet and taste all offer nothing special.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a tap. Slightly cloudy light golden color, minimal white head. Not much of a nose. Very light watery somewhat bread like flavor with a very boring finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone