Goose Island Midwest Coast Wheat
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This style of American wheat ale is inspired by a number of local breweries...not a bland, light wheat beer-but a flavorful, yet refreshing wheat beer with profuse amounts of American Centennial hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2009
Tap at brewpub pre DLD ... light amber ... slighty hazy ... some pine hop in niose... bright hoppy with a little banana,.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Tap at GI. Golden pour. Typical white head. Lemon, wheat and some faint bubble gum. Flavor is malty and some bitter lemon. Not so great here. I thought it would have been better. Not enough body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2009
On tap at Goose – Clybourn. Poured clear pale golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma was quite fragrant and lemony with a soft wheat malt backing.. liked it quite a bit. The flavor found sweet pale and almost whiskey-y maltage at the core with sour oaky and wheaty accents around.. somewhat tasty. Tangy on the palate with the wheat and lemon responsible.. the malts became tacky, which threw off the flow. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
On tap at Clybourn. Rating #10... I seem to have a lot of those. Pours a slightly hazy clear yellow/golden with a small white frothy head 3.5. Lovely amarillo hop aroma that is somewhat reminiscent of Crack’d Wheat, sweet and citrusy. Nice up front amarillo hop taste which fades a bit too quickly into some lighter watery gritty wheat with a touch of banana, bubble-gum and citrus. Light bodied with larger sizzling carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
Imperial pint poured draft at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a very nice light golden hue, luminescent, with medium haze, and big white cakey head that sits atop and laces well. Aromas are citrusy lemon, light florals dance with light sweetness and a small wheaty graininess. My style. Initial is light bodied, largely pushing lemon zest and juice, light bitterness that comes fuller towards the back of the palate. Mellow sweetness with good bitterness. A light brew that packs some pleasant flavors. Finish leaves lemon, slight gumball, and flaked wheat flavors. A bit of a tartness remains, light dough. Good, very sessionable. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
Cask at Goose Island Clybourn brewpub - named Midwest Coast Wheat. The only beer tonight that isn’t clear. Hazy medium gold. Aroma is on the weak side. Flavour is decent. Medium hoppiness is noticeable upfront. Not particularly wheaty. More like an IPA, though far more restrained than their own IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tap at GI Clybourn. Pour is hazy copper with diminished head. Taste is very bready sweet with a caramelized aspect to it. Distincly hoppy nose, but overall the wheat comes through the most. Obvious Centennial nose and taste, but finished malty. Nice, but maybe needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed golden yellow with a thin white head...smell is lightly toasty and faintly spicy...taste is faintly sweet and toasty at first with some grapefruity hoppiness coming out in the finish...interesting take on a wheat beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2008
On tap at the GI Clybourn location. This was called Midwest Coast wheat, though. The body was hazy dep orange and gold with a slightly off white head. The aroma was orange peels with some light bananas. I also got some carrot cake. The taste was mild bread crust with some orange peels. Nice and drinkable, while they say it’s hoppy, I didn’t think so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
On tap at Clybourn. Pours a cloudy blond color. Not a lot of hop aroma, and not a lot of hops in the flavor as well. Refreshing though, a not a bad summer wheat.

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