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RATINGS: 1472   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.


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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden color. A rocky two-finger white head is formed; it doesnít have the best retention by any means. S: Bland. Touches of lemon esters augment some faint noble hopping...and thatís about it. T: It starts with a bit of lemon, and ends with wheat malt flavors. This is really damn bland, though hardly a bad brew. M: A bit too chalky on the palate - as such, itís not as drinkable as it could be. O: Did I mention bland? Yeah. Itís completely inoffensive though, so this wouldnít be a bad choice if the only other offerings were BMC (wait a minute...)


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tfontana (16) - 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 (331) - .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 (797) - 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 (4687) - 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 (1528) - 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 (2996) - 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 (510) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1081) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Slight hazy straw with short lasting white head. Lemon and lime, candy, sweet biscuits, pretzels, light herbal hoppy finish. Medium bodied with creamy feel. Very sessionable and still tasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3441) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2015
Slightly hazy warm golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, straw. Sweet malty flavour. Sweet finish. Quite boring really. Pitty, was looking forward to this one, I love a good American wheat ale.
(from 355mL bottle @ home)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1678) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
Yellow coloured brew with an OK head. A bit simple and uninteresting but not bad at all.


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