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RATINGS: 1417   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Pours a straw color with a small, frothy head. Aromas are bready with some sour mash notes underneath. Flavor is about the same. Tastes the same as it smells.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a straw semi-hazy color. White head with low retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, mild citrus and watermelon. The taste is very similar with a dry finish. Iím a bit confused as this is supposed to be unfiltered but is actually quite bright. A very drinkable brew, almost session like.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours clearer than one expects, slightly hazy golden with decent white head that reduces quickly. Aroma and taste are mild, wheat, citrus with bready, dry finish. A little thin, and not one of the best Goose Island brews. Still, makes a great session brew.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
by far not my favorite from the goose, hazy yellow,bitter fruits taste iíd expect more here

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 (383) - 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 (620) - 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).


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