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RATINGS: 1669   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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2.2
StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
On tap at brewery. Aroma leaning more towards a mild ale with lemon accents. Taste is sour, yeasty and lemon-lime. Sharp and acidic, with some pine elements. Thin, but smooth. Too much yeast, carbonation and hops, but where are the malts? Crisp, clean and sour finish. Overall, not very good - like a pale lager with extra yeast and lemon juice.

4.2
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
Had this one bottled. Somewhat cloudy dark yellow color, thick head, nose of hops and bread, clean tastes of grapefruit, very, very good wheat beer.

4.3
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Not too bad at all. While the American Wheat pales next to the Belgian Wit or German Weisen this is a nice example of the domestic style. The 312 is the Chicago area code. The inhearent problem of this style is that it has too strong of a hop-grapefruit taste. This is a good beer though

2.6
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2005
On draught at clybourn. Hazy yellow with a thin white head that diminishes fast. Aroma is honey, lemon, and wheat. I was caught off guard by a hop presence to start the beer. Fizzy in the mouth with a sligh lemon taste. Not a big fan of American Wheats, but this is one of the better ones in this style.

2.1
fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 weak in flavor. not a pleasant after taste. I think this is the only Goose Island I have never not been happy with.

2.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 A bit too acidic for an American wheat, sofaras I’m concerned. Nice look, with a tall frothy head. (It’s probably why they serve it in a pils glass at the pub.) Quite carbonated. Mainly lemon and banana come across in the flavor. Clean... pretty much of a "wet" finish.

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3.1
muzzlehatch (4974) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
5 oz sample at the Clybourn location. Unfiltered luminous gold, thick frothy head...pleasant lemony/grainy nose...assertive sourish body, fresh and fragrantly herbal (thyme-tarragon), but a little watery and dull in the end.

3.3
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Pours a golden yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Smells slightly fruity and hoppy. The flavor is slightly hoppy, similar to Honker’s but softer, and fruitty. Not much in the way of wheat. The palate is creamy and easy to drink. Enjoyable if you’re kickin back a few.

2.8
drywallman (368) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2004
I saw this brew on tap at the Fox & Hound chain restaurant in Schaumburg last night, and decided to check it out. It had a slightly darker yellow color, and a quickly dissipating white creamy head. The taste had a short burst of spice, followed by a lot of wheat protein and "graininess". The finish was a dirty/slightly grassy hops kind of thing. It would be a thirst quencher on a hot day, but something you might get tired of real fast.

2.7
steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 goose island clybourn / hazy golden yellow with little white head. slightly cremey palate, just a bit sweet, and surprisingly hard to keep drinking, but it was nonetheless enjoyable. hell, i drank it and liked it! egh... throw me a gumballhead, rather.


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