bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Chicago’s finest, Goose Island. I prefer the Stout, but 312 is probably their most famous. drdisque (840) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
I live in Chicago and have probably had this beer hundreds of times in all forms - so I’m finally getting around to rating it. The best I’ve ever had it was a very fresh keg from the liquor store across the street from Goose Island poured from a Handpump. In that form the beer is rich and wheatey with smooth grain notes and a hint of bitterness. However, when served from a stale keg or drunk straight from the bottle the carbonation ruins and delicate wheat flavor and the hops take over making 312 instead taste like a skunked up watered down pale ale. Enjoy this beer, but enjoy it fresh. edwardbass (838) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Not quite for me. I’m not much of a wheat fan anyway. Was OK, though not a lot going on with it. Would be a good session beer I suppose, but the wheat undertones turn me off. hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap. Golden color. Nice head. Very refreshing. One of the better rip session beers I have had in a while. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. The label has a "Bottled On" date but no ABV%
Appearance: It has a very light hazy straw yellow color with some fine yeast sediment in suspension. There is a little visible carbonation as well that helps support it nice foamy white head. The head hangs on well and makes a few cool lace rings near the top of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is light and has a simple clean bready/yeast character.
Taste/Palate: There is a light clean bready/biscuit like malt base with a very light hop bitterness. The finish is snappy and the light body and texture are refreshing.
Notes: There not much to say. It hits its mark as a basic Pale Wheat Ale.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12oz bottle bottled less than two weeks ago. Unfiltered but not bottle conditioned and no sediment... so a light-to-medium hazy yellow color with a lasting medium-sized white head. The aroma is soft and doughy wheat malt with a very faint hop spice and touch or rose and sweetened cranberry. Lightly fruity and floral in the mouth with low bitterness, light wheaty sweetness, and a dry, grainy finish. Higher carbonation and a light body. Considerable better after it warmed up for twenty minutes or so. Very bland and hard in the mouth right out of the fridge, despite it being hot and muggy out. I definitely got a little into this after awhile, but it’s not quite interesting enough for me to put up in the retry list. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
This pours a golden-yellow color with a thick fluffy white head that dies down to a thin layer. It definitely smells wheaty. Whiffs of lemon, flowers, and all around spring air in there. This beer is refreshing enough I suppose but it’s really limited. Some citrusy flavors with wheat and herbs but I’m having trouble coming up with much to say. Perhaps because there just isn’t much there. Bland and watery but not undrinkable. With lower expectations this should be fine for the summer weather. mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2010
On draft @ The Union Pub in DC. Hazy golden pour, thick one finger white head, very sticky. Aroma was of wheat, grassyness, and some lemony citrus. Lots of citrus flavors up front, super crisp, refreshing with a super dry finish. A very decent wheat. I am becoming a big fan of Goose Island. martinjon (31) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2010
Thin flavor, feels like light beer.
Initial: light sweetness, light sourness
Finish: medium sourness
Finish Duration: short
Finish: abrupt DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle- served in a weizen as instructed. Misting straw, fine uneven collar. Bright, zesty, lemon meringue and pineapple jelly aroma like an English GA. Lemon curd on wholemeal toast with dabs of sherbet and honey; squeeze of lime, tingling condition. Lemon puff biscuit finish with soapy bitterness and perfumed hop. Refreshing.