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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgrubb7 (6) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2008 does not count
While technically a wheat, its very clear, and is almost more lager than wheat. Wonderful cascade flavor. Iíve had it in both bottle, and draft, and the bottle is much better. The hop profile seems to get lost on tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Golden pour with fizzy white head. The aroma is...um, risking sounding like my wife..."it smells like beer". The taste is mild wheat with refreshing citrus (orange and a touch of lemon) presence and tinges of floral. This really improved as it warmed. Light and refreshing. The only complaint is that the wheat presence was light. High carbonation, but this still goes down easy. A very fine summer drinking beer. I thought it was pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cubsman2003 (7) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2009 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. Its refreshing but not too light, flavorful but not overpowering. it has the right balance of all that a wheat beer should. This is one of my beer staples..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Poured a very pale yellow with a crisp white head. The aroma has a very apparent wheat smell and overall it is a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Does a "beer" need overwhelming taste and high alcohol content to be considered the best? 312 Urban Wheat may not pack the punch of many other choices, but it does its job exceedingly well: a solid, good-tasting, session beer that I never grow tired of.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Absolutely delicious. Never had the beer until I moved to Chicago, but it is now one of my favorites. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma/taste is citrus. Finish is easy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap. A - Hazed, pale gold color with an average sized, whispy, creamy, frothy, tight, pearl white head. Decent retention with a thin layer of lace. S - Nice tart lemony aroma with some grassy and banana hints as well. Good amount of malted wheat aroma gives it a base. Pretty well spiced but nothing too strong. Pretty typical for the style. T - Pretty nice, refreshing taste. Wheat and grainy base are nice and provide a lot of the flavor. A good level of lemon rind, grass/lemongrass, spice and just a hint of banana. Pretty zesty/tart for the style, but balanced out by the wheat flavor. M - Light body with very nice carbonation. Quite creamy and goes down very smooth. D - Very easy to drink, smooth, refreshing beer. Has enough zest and spice to keep it interesting and have me coming back for more. Notes: Very nice pale wheat beer that is quite refreshing. Good summertime, thirst quencher. Also has a good amount of spice, zest, and hints of hops to kick up the wheat a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Slightly hazy straw color with a wispy white head. Bready malt aroma and big spicy and citrus hop aroma. Light-bodied, creamy mouthful, lifted off the tongue with medium carbonation. Lightly sweet with malt, a touch of hop flavor, finishing dry and enough bitterness to balance. A superb wheat ale. Crisp and refreshing. Perfect for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Squizzle (151) - Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Drank this six PAC with some friends way late at night and after way too much rum. Found it clean and refreshing. Definitely getting it again.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste light, summery, a hint of lemon. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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