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RATINGS: 1655   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like the digits suggest, its a beer thats densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We dont filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. Thats how you know its 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. Its not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that youd expect.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Much like Rock Bottom, my Goose Island tasters were an impressive display of 5oz mini-nonic glasses. In my 5oz mini-nonic taster rested the hazy golden-straw depths of the 312 Urban Wheat, while atop her visage rested a fluffy white head. Her nose is lemon zest freshly squeezed over soft loaves of white and wheat bread while a whiff of coriander and white pepper drifts on by. A wheat beer, and rightfully named as such, I am glad to see she doesnt try to claim a German heritage that is not hers to claim. Mixed in with the lemon zest is a pleasing pith and skin bitterness. Light and refreshing, without further ado I put her palate to the test. Soft lemon cream and white breads caress my tongue and mouth, gliding across with supple finesse. Lemon soothes front and middle while white and wheat breads fill her middle and finish. Speaking of her finish, it is clean with little lingering esters to speak of, just a sense of brightness and lemon skin. Coriander and white pepper play in the background, mischief makers that they are, making fast friends with the lemon zest prevalent throughout her whole palate. Clean, refreshing, and even invigorating, I am proud to say I took home a screaming canary yellow 312 Urban Wheat t-shirt to mark the occasion.

This is what American wheat beers do best, and also why they are recognized as a style separate from Belgian Wits and German Hefeweizens. If more American craft brewers would recognize this, the possibilities they would create for their own wheat beers would be endless. In the meantime, Goose Island is ahead of the game.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JUL 31, 2010
Light citrus aroma, some citrus and wheat in the flavor with a crisp finish. Refreshing but not overly complex.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimhilt (2573) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes, leaving no lace. Very pale, hazy yellow/green color. Light carbonation and very light bodied. Lemon nose. Flavor is more lemon than wheat some sweetness. Good session beer but needs more backbone. $1.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
williamstome (1761) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours golden yellow with 2 finger white head. Smells of malts, slightly sour. Medium body, tastes of toasted malts and wheat; bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottled on 5/03/10. Hazy gold pour with somewhat rocky white head. Aroma is skunk, some sweetness, wheat. Flavor is wheat, some citrus, some skunkiness. Wish this was fresher.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2126) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle- Hazy golden yellow with a foamy head that fades quickly. Some light lacing. Has a light aroma of citrus and grain. light fruit & citrus with touch of bitterness. Light body that is clean & crisp- Refreshing Im not big on wheat beers but this is a nice summer beer and could enjoy more that one.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2010
312 Urban Wheat Ale pours a light yellow with a white head. The aroma is a strong grapefruit with a grassy undertone. The taste a light bitterness that is pleasantly refreshing. The palate is also light with plenty of carbonation. The 312 Urban Wheat Ale is very refreshing, but it does not set itself apart from the pack.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (16042) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
355 ml bottle. Slightly hazy pale yellow with small white head. Flavour is wheat, dry, watery and citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pale hazy yellow appearance. Sweet citrus aroma. Light flavor. Rather boring and less than impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Its hazy, light golden with a creamy, lasting, white head. The aroma has notes of fruit, citrus and light wheat. The flavour is sweet with notes of peach, citrus and other fruits. Its very fruity with low priority on wheat, and IMO as such uninteresting.


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