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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
stevenamos (2) - USA - AUG 15, 2009 does not count
Living in Chicago, I have had to get use to this local beer. Can’t complain.

2.4
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
(draft @ 2009 Flour City Brewer’s Fest - Frontier Field - Rochester, NY) Clear yellow pour with a light white head. Aroma is dry and grainy with some very light citrus and yeast. Flavor is much the same. Very dry at the front with a light citrus and some spice notes. Almost tastes like a witbier.

3
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Aroma is floral hops. Flavor is similar, with some citrus fruit. Not much to this beer but not bad for drinking for refreshment.

2.8
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2009
22oz bomber. I couldn’t help but try one of these eventually. As my nickname is Blaze312 it seemed like a good idea. Pours a watery piss yellow color. Little head that eventually disappears. Aroma is wheat and slight hops. Taste is very comparable.

3
mar (5445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. very pale yellow with a white head. wheat and light fruit on the nose. little thin on the palate with a light lemon flavor in the finish.

3
phaleslu (10742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 (Re-rate) 12 oz. bottle. Weird to see "Goose Island, Fort Collins, CO" on the label now. This is everywhere now and will be even more places when they start rolling out new area codes. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold color with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, sweet dough, and mild spice. Flavor is the same, albeit without a hint of any spice. Just wheat and citrus. Very light. Moderate carbonation, some sweetness. When I’m at a wedding or ballgame and have limited options, this will do just fine.

2.9
finol (3503) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle at Monks Sveavagen, Stockholm.

Pours hazy golden with a white wet head.

Wheat and light spicy aroma.
Wheat flavour, uncomplicated smooth mouthfeel.

Good for this warm summers day

2.8
JoeMurphy (41) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2009
An OK golden ale - nondescript. Doesn’t make itself known as a wheat beer - very light esters and a bit of sweetness, but no strong character. Drinkable, but forgettable.

1.4
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Come on, this was not cloudy, nor did I detect Cascade hops. I must have had a different 312.

2.2
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).


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