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RATINGS: 1544   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Smell of LME and light melon fruitiness. Bland and slightly bready flavor. Some light lemon is all I get. Clear yellow and fizzy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Hazy, pale hay with a small, but retentive white head. The aroma is nothing spectacular with all elements being rather subdued. Banana, clove, yeasty esters, citrus fruit and lactic acid all make an appearance without much contribution from any hops. The light and airy mouthfeel definitely screams of summer beer that goes down without making any impact. The flavors are also light and bland, just like the aroma. While I said in my rating of the Willow Street Wheat that I thought it was a close match to Oberon, all signs point to this being the actual market competitor. Itís just too damn boring to be something I would ever buy again. I would rather see them scrap this one and bottle the Willow St. Wheat. Actually, perhaps something to compete with Victory Whirlwind and just forget about Oberon...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Pilsnery color, light golden, hazy. Not much carbonation. Fuzzy mouthfeel. Light hoppiness. Malt apparent. Fairly unimpressive.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 tap-old chicago-rockford, IL-pours cloudy yellow with a decent white head-aroma was yeasty, wheaty, and grainy. flavors are slighty hoppy and grainy, but quite refreshing i thought. Not as bad as others say it is. This would be a good refresher on a hot NM day!

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2004
on draft some deep dish place: asked the bartender what the 312 was...smart ass told me it was the area code...didnt really care about that wanted to know what kind of a beer it was/is....in my opinion a light summer wheat beer. pours golden clear with fizzy white mushy top. no real nose just some suttle wheat/yeast dampness. not a great beer in the mouth . very weak and bland...pushed into almost a pils flavor. slight lemon back in the mix...gritty and not enjoyable to drink. my friend sent it back.......the other goose islands are much better.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 goose island clybourn / hazy golden yellow with little white head. slightly cremey palate, just a bit sweet, and surprisingly hard to keep drinking, but it was nonetheless enjoyable. hell, i drank it and liked it! egh... throw me a gumballhead, rather.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Ok, so initially this taste like sour water on the first sitp. After a couple drinks, it taste better, but still not all that good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Poured a nice hazy gold colr with a tight golden head and some fizzy bubbles in itís own weizen style glass. A small yeasty nose. Fairly bland wheat flavor, but really decent mouthfeel. Not bad, but not great. Worth trying if your in the mood for a wheat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 14, 2006
Light fruity aroma with some hops is noticible. The color is a very pale yellow with a small white head. Slight citrusy and hoppish taste accompanied by a light finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kevin (2155) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2006
cloudy yellow with a white head. clean yeasty nose. watered thin taste. light citrus note. light fruit throughout. a nice thirst quencher.


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