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RATINGS: 1672   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Like the digits suggest, it’s a beer that’s densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We don’t filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. That’s how you know it’s 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. It’s not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that you’d expect.

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mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Sign of the Whale, DC tap ($6): Usually I don’t get wheat beers, but this was the only beer in the place that I have never tried and was amongst the better beers in the dive bar. In any case, it pours a hazy yellow and has a thoroughly citrus taste. It is very light bodied and it seems like you could drink 15 of these without noticing. Anyway, I find it astounding that most people here are saying that this isn’t true to the style or that you could barely tell that this is a wheat ale. I think this is ridiculous. This is about as clearly an American wheat as any that I’ve had. The fruitiness, the haziness, and the light body are all there.

1.4
crossovert (14146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 By far the worst wateriest beer I’ve had. Well maybe boddingtons but still, this is water.

3
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Pint at Maggie’s (Watertown). 20FE11.

App.: Hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma: Clean minerals, citrus, some toasted wheat and grain, a little honey, a bit of earthy coriander. Palate: Medium body, gentle effervescence. Flav.: Some banana esters, yeast, toasted wheat, a bit of citrus, grains/cereals, some coriander (I think...).

Hard to guess the style, OK though.

2.8
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
POurs yellow with a light head. Light notes of citurs on the nose with a light ale like quality that shows a bit of whaet character. Nice easy finish.

2.3
Rasmus40 (22173) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is wheaty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is rather sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. A bit watery and lacks body. There is something artificial about the fruity sweetness. 010311

2.5
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
light gold, very hazy nose is citrus hops and a little yeast Med/thin and fizzy some citrus hops, can’t find any wheat beer flavour. it’s not really a wheat beer other than the unfiltered bit. meh.

2.2
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
extremely inoffensive boring wheat beer. Almost macrobrew. Shame on you goose island.

3.3
DanielBrown (4567) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle from the Criterion, Leicester. Fairly undetectable wheat on an APA background. Pleasant enough, but not a wheat beer in the sense that I understand it.

2.8
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Poured on tap at goose island brewery in wrigleyville. Smell is citrus and sweet. Taste is semi wheat, citrus, lemon and little hops. Tastes like my kolsch I brewed in December. This beer was filtered which does not contribute true to the style of wheat beer. Very clear like a pilsner. Would have again, but this beer is in a class of its own..

3.1
jsh12bama (761) - Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with thin white head. Citrus flavor with lemons and oranges. Decent.


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