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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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Squizzle (174) - 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 (830) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pricey290483 (675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
surprisingly found this beer in a Turkish kebab shop in southgate quite enjoyed it a really good hoppy beer that has a nice bitter finish that makes it a quite easy beer to drink on a nice hot day

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Herbicles69 (57) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
From bottle poured into pint glass. Purchased in Denver. Unique citrusy sour mixed with a hefeweizen. Definitely a unique flavor for a wheat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (283) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft poured a hazy gold with a slight citrus aroma. The taste is a little bit bitter with a hint of a citrus taste (orange?) and a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrekjdr (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
A nice smooth beer. Not hopy at all and reminds of a solid good beer . One of your unsure what to order at a bar this would be a default answer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Hazed, straw yellow look, big, booming head, commands the top of the glass, but assuredly simmers down. Aroma: soft, spicy, citric. Banana and lemon on top, creamy underneath...nice. Nice in the taste, too. Soft and mellow, fruit and light spices. Delightfully flavorful, and terrifically quenching. Very downable, light and easy, delicate in flavor, but tasty as heck. Reminds me a bit of Oberon, without the funky yeast. If that silly distributor would have let me pick this up in a 6-pack, I surely would have gone through plenty over the summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
This was definitely the best beer that I had during my time in Chicago. It has a very yeasty aroma and a cloudy appearance. It is clearly unfiltered and tastes wonderful. Itís very creamy with the taste of yeast and hops, with a hint of lemon? This is a very good beer, which I highly recommend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Faded whitish lemon yellow with a waffer thin cap of white foam slipping right off to a skinny collar. Some broken up, uneven sheets of lace stick across the glass closer to the liquid. Aroma is of pale wheat dough, lightly fruit sided with a starchy banana-like cookie mixed with lemon bread poking through. Taste is fine, wheaty, slippery, a little light in a couple areas, but never weak really. It ghostly stays to the back of the palate with a wheat stamp of lightly snappy texture and buzz while a soft, very light banana/lemon bread dough kinda floats in and out around the corners giving it just enough extra interest helping it from being completely boring or average. Feel is smooth and malty with a pale wheat backed texture that fits well with what itís offering. The carbonation is medium and well rounded with a bold snappy front and middle. Finish is a little drab and empty but tends to soften out and build with a light drying wheaty, grassy, doughy malt coating the palate late. A decent pale wheat brew that can be enjoyed by many a glass full.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
There’s a reason that Goose Island took this off their seasonal list and started brewing it year round. Their description of 312 as having "densely populated flavor" is definitely accurate. There’s a lot more depth of flavor than most wheat bears, but it still remains quite refreshing despite having a slightly bitter aftertaste.


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