Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2010
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma is of lemon, orange and apricot alongside mild spicy and honey-like tones. Pale malty and wheat-ish with notes of white bread and grain. Light salty with a touch mild wood, vegetables and herbs. Bit muddy. Hints of wort. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter light acidic. Tones of citrus fruits, watery wheat and mild hops. The mouthfeel is watery and clean with a medium carbonation. “Pale” and dry finish. Bit honey-like in the finish. Light bodied. Light but nice. ekstedt (7031) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, large fluffy white head. Citric aroma with some oranges. Light in body. Slightly sweet, with a medium bitterness. Nisse666 (8206) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle, 2010-02-13, Göteborg
AR: citrus, some hops
AP: yellow- light cloudy body, light head
F: apricot, honey, wheat Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle: Hazy yellow colour, with a nice creamy white head. Aroma of fruits, flowers, yeasty and nice sweet maltynes. Flavor was Mild smouth and fresh flowery/fruity mouthfeeling. Grassy and sweet maltynes. Thin body and short fruity finish. Linnet (1955) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
Cloudy light golden colour, medium bubbly white head. Discrete wheat notes in the nose not much else, flavour is the same, and I find it very watery. Mouthfeel is average. This beer is just plain boring.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Very pale yellow, zingy and zesty and a bit of a German/Belgian crossover, I thought. Refreshing. slightly herby and creamy, with some raspberry flavour lurking in the background. Clean tasting and impressive. RichardGretton (4880) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a fizzy head and body. The aroma is mainly sweet, and the flavour is malty and yeasty and dry at the finish. Overall a very plain beer. arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours yellow with white head, aroma is fruity and ester filled. Taste is fruity up front and thins into some malt with a kind of lackluster finish that’s slightly sweet. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 Top of the heap as Hefe’s go. Basically tastes like a hefe without being sweet, which makes it great to me. Good citrus aromas, nice yeast. Easy to drink with a full yet clean finish. Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle tasting at work.
Not a bad commercial wheat by Goose Island, while this (as their flagship) doesn’t stand up to more finely crafted wheat beers produced for the craft conosuers, it is a wonderful introduction to the craft market for those just getting their feet wet.
Like New Belgium, Goose Island caters its flagship to the larger consumer market that is still caught up in the (*sigh*) light beer craze. However, delving into their line of products, you find a lot of great beers deserving of the craft culture’s attention.