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RATINGS: 1600   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (1951) - New York, - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow appearance, white foamy small head, doughy aroma, slightly tangy citrusy taste, average carbonation, long finish. A bit watery for an ale.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2016
Thnx to the representive ( yes, apparently GI has a representive now in BE, as they will soon start to import this brewery in Belgium. Of course, nothing like BCBS, only this type of... beer... ) Pours rather unclear blonde, not much head, and it fades instantly. Smell is weak. Taste is very weak. Slightly metallic maltyness, some corn-flake taste, but overall very very tasteless and wattery. Not sure how this would be a convincing beer to anyoneís palate. I can see people drinking loads of this, but not for itís taste, more like a lager-style of drinking.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Not that good. Good session beer with some fruits. Creamy and smooth. Could be much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (196) - - APR 22, 2016
Pours yellow gold, initially very cloudy from wheat and yeast, with small white head that dissipates quickly. Clears to very attractive Sauternes gold. Nose is wheat and yeast. As it warms, apple and honey scents emerge. But the palate is more straight forward, without many of the spice and fruit notes common to European wheat brews. In their place, thereís some of the inevitable hoppiness that makes a beer "American" or "urban" or "hipster." But even that is fairly controlled. Overall, itís a nice, drinkable beer, but not one that makes a big impression. Sometimes, thatís what you want.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boxereddy (406) - BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
Licht wazig gelig bier met kleine romige witte schuimkraag. Aroma: citrus, moutig, tarwe. Licht mondgevoel met matig koolzuur. Smaak: zurig, bitter, pittig. Korte afdronk met bitterig eind en zurige toets.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mjp12 (1238) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
Poor example of a wheat ale, little banana or spice on the nose, and a rather dull flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
27/III/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Albert Heijn (Gent) @ home - BB: 3/VII/16 (2016-295) Thanks to Erwin for the bottle!

Clear orange beer, small creamy white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very yeasty, bit dirty, sulphur, very malty, grains, some almonds, bit of citrus. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish start, grains, malty, pretty bitter, metallic, bit spicy, little dirty. Aftertaste: very metallic, bitter, bit spicy, some coriander? Sourish touch with a hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lweiberg (131) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2016
Vary heady and complicated. A tough challenge for any beer man. One of the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (427) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
35.5cl bottle at home (1 IV 2016), shared with a friend. An unfiltered urban wheat from Goose Island, hazy amber in a glass with frothy foam head. The grains flavours are vast and omnipresent, yet the hoppiness is as strong. Just a great drinker. Think of an american pale ale (APA) with wheat and hops-powered. The bitterness is very short, and the body is light. Other taste sensations are grain and some turf. Even though it is not my favorite style, I love this smooth drinking hoppied wheat ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3399) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from Bertís Slightly hazy light golden color with a smallish off white head. Spicy earthy lemony with some bits of sweet bready and grainy malt. Not horrible, but not something Iíd likely grab again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
danfontaine (39) - - MAR 27, 2016
Ar- light malt breadyness, light hop aroma, no yeast aroma Ap- hazy straw colored with small white head Fl- pretty bland here, light bready malt flavors, hints of citrus hops, mild bitterness that really balances nothing. Mouthfeel- medium bodied, nicely carbonated, medium attenuation but do you want that in a wheat beer? Ov- not great for me. I understand this is American wheat but I get little hop flavor or aroma, hardly any malt backbone. It's light and crisp but that's really about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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