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RATINGS: 1391   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 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheElder (49) - DeSoto, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Letís see... Urban Wheat. Maybe they meant Urban as in a college town. This is a pong-able beer and that is not a good thing. Cloudy golden pour. Thick sudsy white head that doesnít go away. Tons of carbonation. Bread-like near the end. Bad news, overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Pours a light hazy gold. The aroma is wheat and maybe some spicy citrus. The taste is American wheat and really not much more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2008
A fried brought this to a surprise party at our house. Warn and muggy day fit this well. More flavor than the standard beers that people bring over, a hint of citrus and spice, but not enough character to drink again. Might be a nice step for someone into the WWoCB (wonderful world of craft beers).

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2008
I really want to like this beer, unfortunately it’s a rare miss from Goose. Color is pale straw and transparent, similar to macro-crap. Taste is slightly wheaty and very light. Very very light. When it’s hot and the 312 is cold, it’s quite refreshing. However, so is just about anything. I’d have to say, stick to the other Goose Island brews.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Cloudy golden with tiny white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity and wheat notes. Flavour likewise with hints of spice. Finishing sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2013
On tap at a Beef oí Bradys. Overall not a bad beer, more like a watered-down pale ale though. The wheat character comes out as it warms up, getting sweet also I might add. Light hops, malt and body (InBev, go figure) make for a good sports bar beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Very mild overall, for the easy drinker I suppose. It does have a good aroma, but light bodied.


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