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RATINGS: 1667   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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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Pours bright golden with a 2-inch white head that settles slowly. The ale has a very slight haze and the haze aside, looks like a pilsner. The lacing is very modest. Hints of hops in the nose. Light on the palate. Light body. An unexpected, and to me undesirable after-taste. The unpleasant, but yet unidentified aftertaste lingers. Fortunately, the after taste is light as well. Carbonation is moderate. The wheat characteristics are barely perceptible. This is a light ale and may appeal to many for that reason. I find it a decent summer, quaffing beer, but wish it had more to offer than the pervasive lightness (carbonation, nose, body, and flavor).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 29, 2009
a hazy gold beer under a medium sized sudsy white head. palate is light and crisp with a good bit of tingly carbonation. a typical, fairly tasteless, american wheat. not hopped up or anything. they stuck with the textbook here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
12oz bottle today at Brickskellar, one of the few beers I knew I hadnt had. Pours yellow with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet, wheaty, and light. Taste was sweet, light and just ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (637) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. Straw color, very nice lacing. Fairly straightforward American wheat with some tanginess to it, low hops ( I didnt notice the Cascades), light body. Refreshing. Recommended if you like the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17825) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at White Horse, Parsons Green. Very pale gold, greenish tinge, thin white head. Not a huge aroma, touch of soap on the hop, but really refreshing beer. Bit dullish, little bit of lemon edge to it, more an American wheat than a wit. Not very exciting but very refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2009

Source:12 oz bottle from a sixer purchased at Chucks in BG.
Glass:Weizen.
Appearance:Hazy gold pour with a two finger white head.
Aroma:Wheat and clove with a hint of citrus.
Flavor:Clove dominates with yeast and wheat present.
Palate:Medium/light body with solid carbonation.
Overall:OK for a wheat ale. Not in the ranks of Oberon or Gumballhead, but OK.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 3rd July 09. Cloudy golden yellow. Uninspiring and dull.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (1060) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Pours a cloudy golden color. Not quite as sour or as fragrant as most wheat beers Ive tried. Its a bit more restrained. Good accompaniment to food.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
evergreen0199 (3244) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
Cask at American beer fest White Horse. Cloudy yellow ale with medium head. Citrus, wheat summer beer. Rather bland beer lacking in complexity.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2009
A Mes rate: cask handpull at the Sloany Pony.
Pale yellow with a thin white film. Faint citrus and yeast, some boring malt, lots of pondwater. Bloody hell. Rank. As the commercial description says, "not like any other Goose Island beer". Most of them are decent, some superb. This however was not either.


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