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RATINGS: 1377   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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
On tap at Clybourn: Soft yellow. Thin, and not remarkable. Nice citrusy tang. A little bit of funk? Not as bad as some say. Weird label. Thanks to Ma Beth.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Pours a mildly cloudy piss yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma of husks and c-hops. Flavor is mildly sweet med. sour with a very mild citrus twang. Med. light body. No real bitternesss. I hate American Wheats. Can I get an Amen from the congregation!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Poured into a 1/2 liter wheat glass expecting little head formation. Pours yellow with intense carbonation and a thick white head that diminishes quickly. Only slightly cloudly, mostly clear. Aroma of citrus and Cascade hops with hints of coriander and clove. Cereal grainy taste. Cardboard malt and wheat finish. Typical American wheat beer. No yeast flavor at all. Mouthfeel is watery and only lightly carbonated. Smells MUCH better than it tastes. Hops save what could be a bad beer, making this drinkable, but not good. A dissapointment from Goose Island.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting. Light citrus wheat aroma. Light to medium body and a thin texture. Moderate sweet wheat flavor with small bitter finish of short duration.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maddog (385) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2006
This one sort of disappointed me after enjoying the 5 new Wheat series from Goose Island. 312 was way, way too light and lifeless. If I tried very hard, I could deciphor a hint of the wheat beer flavor and spice, but it just fell short in terms of body and flavor. The Bud Lite of Wheat beers.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Tap in Chicago at Bennigans. Actually, it looked pretty good for a hefe. Murky orange pour with a buttload of sediment. Aroma is... bleh. Taste is...bleh. I noted a heavy wheat presence, thin and watery body and a bit of soapiness. I like my summer beers, especially on this day in Chitown, but I think the Widmer they had on tap would be a bit better.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle (12oz) Pale hazy yellow with an average white foamy head. Watery, grainy aroma, hint of fruit, plenty of wheat alright, sort of sweet. Tastes grainy and a bit papery - incredibly weak, flat, not a very good beer, Iím sorry to say

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2007
12oz bottle. light lemony yellow color has a slight haze. bright white frothy head. yeasty citric aroma smells clean. toasty grains play a part as well as mild bubblegum. a soft grainy easy drinking wheat ale. some fruit bubblegum and dry crusty finish are also present.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Clear, yellow with a white head. I thought this was a pretty decent brew. It would hit the spot on a hot day.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12oz bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with a soft cap that fades quickly. The nose is weak, some bubble gum esthers if you reallly try. The body was about the same for me - a bit hoppy with a nice balance of vanilla and banana, but nothing spectacular. Tastes like an American Wheat yeast strain and lower alcohol. I could drink quite a few on a hot day, but the style just seems to be a Hefe-light kind of approach.


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