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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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Herbicles69 (48) - 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

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4337) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2009
220z bomber. Hazy orange-yellow color. Subdued aroma, a little sweet wheat and malt. The taste is solid, not unlike a Bavarian Hefe, but without the banana yeast characteristics. Some light lemony tang. Excellent full mouthfeel, while still relatively light on the palate. Crisply balanced by the hops, this is quite refreshing and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Dull orange color, off white head, great lacing. Aroma of black pepper and orange rind. Taste is citrus, malt, light spice, and the barest hint of burnt embers. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12 ounce bottle from thetomG in Secret Santa Winter 10. Thanks! Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of bread, citrus, stone fruits and a bitter finish. The taste is bitter citrus notes, some tropical notes as well, wheat, bread, an almost crackery note. Nutty finish. Thin-medium bodied. Solidly made and would probably be very nice to session during the summer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Tried this beer at the Casanova Beer Cave Festival (2011), thought it had a nice taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bentrimbrewer (2) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
Clean. Little hope aroma . Very clean cascade pulls through nicely. Great beer for macro lovers


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