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RATINGS: 1367   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CardsPackHawks (94) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 As one who grew up in the 312, back when the 312 was not just Chicago, I really enjoy this brew. A nice chrisp and easy drinking wheat ale. Especially great on a summer day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2005
A solid wheat ale. It has a lemony flavor to it on its own (I donít like to squeeze fruit juices in my wheat ales as a rule), nice head and lacing. It pours hazy golden. The aroma is mostly of lemon - I couldnít smell anything like wheat, though. Nice carbonation and refreashing, cleansing, dry aftertaste. Not watery at all, rather it has a good medium-bodied mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
justerhawker (2) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2007 does not count
This was a great beer. Had it on tap, actually, had about 3 of them on tap :) . The taste of this beer was very new to goose island standards, pale, not as harsh as the other GI flavors. went down smooth with a nutty and fruity taste, the aftertaste was actually really good! Best part- its from chicago!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noid1985 (83) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2008
Very flavorful taste, light golden color....a truely amazing beer that is just in time for the season

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Very smooth with nice taste of wheat grain. Slight citrus notes also apparent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miamihitman (4) - - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
Always a favorite when I am in Chicago, just enjoyed a few in Missouri as I waited out the snow storm of 2011. I wish i could get it in Miami

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Many thanks to LibrarianGirlís buddy, Laurie, for bringing this brew back from a road trip to Chicago. Bottled on: 05/16/11. Appearance: Pours a hazed, pale straw-colored body with an airy, white head that collapses at a moderate pace. Smell: Light malty notes, a light kiss of sweet lemon, and a faint, faint hint of underlying graininess. Taste: Begins with a gentle maltiness of delicately malted barley and wheat. Lightly sweet with a hint of honey water. A noted fruity, faintly tart citrusy hop presence. Low bitterness. Small shred of yeastiness. Drying on the lively, wheat-flavored finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Overall: Itís an APWA alright, though thankfully not as cheerless and lifeless as some, and, after going out rowing for the afternoon, it really provides for some substantial refreshment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
properhops (88) - - SEP 26, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGbNAY65Hv8

Appearance: Unfiltered hazy straw, 1-finger head sticks around, average lacing

Smell: Wheat, orange, citrus, faint notes of orange juice, banana, uncooked dough

Taste: Medium body, meyer lemon, banana & ripe granny-smith apple, crisp grapefruit on finish, hint of cloves, high carbonation, drinkable

Pairings: Tilapia, lobster, lemon bars

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2014
This is a really nice beer. Light aroma and appearance. Good palate and taste. Overall a good refreshing beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangenblu62 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Havenít met many beers I donít like. This is a good one. Hazy gold color thin head. Mild aroma and tastse. Good summery brew.


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