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RATINGS: 1686   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Martin243 (1132) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
Live rating of a cold 330ml bottle from a Beerhawk selection. Poured into a half pint chalice. Hazy gold, no head. Now I am prepared to believe that the Goose Island people are sincere in their blurb, and I hold them no grudge, but I found little discernible aroma, and not much in the way of flavour beyond a little ofthe breadiness I associate with some German lagers: Disappointingly bland and underwhelming. I checked my other wheat beer ratings for some perspective, but I dont appear to be prejudiced against the style. Drinkable if youre thirsty, but not worth seeking out. Am I missing something?

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (757) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pale golden with a thin white head. Sweet corny aroma, flavour is similar. OK, not great

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
meldorf75 (89) - - DEC 21, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2016 Barwa jasna .Aromat slod I drozdze w tle banan . Piana niska szybko opadajaca. W smaku wyrazna goryczka . Slabe piwko.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (327) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bread and yeast aromas. Pours a cloudy gold bubbly yellow with a thin white head. Some sweetness with bread and apricots flavor. Microscopic hops sour in the finish. Interesting but not my favorite style.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
FineBeerCritic (2) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016 does not count
It pours well, not too heady. Deeo cloudy wheatbeer look. Smells very wheaty (you could be on a late summer walk after the feilds have been ploughed. Very nice. Gentle flavour, it is watery, but I would prefer to say mellow. Its not got the same acrid aftertaste as some wheat beers. It doesnt send your pallet screaming between sips. It kind of sits there and throws hints of wheat and honey at you. You know the really light clear honey that you might eat on toast. Its like honey on toast. Honestly this is so easy to drink, that if you are partial to a wheat beer (which im usually not) you will want another one, and you will mellow out in your feild, layed back, looking at the shapes in the clouds. Cheers

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Legacy rating. Pours pale straw coloured with bubbly white head and some cloudiness. Aroma strongly wheaty, with a little spice. Tastes very watery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1952) - HONG KONG - DEC 8, 2016


355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Mong Kok.

Clear golden yellow colour with a small ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head and white foam which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing with active carbonation; Fragrant aroma of light Ale malt, with strong apricots, strong plums, dark fruits, banana, strong floral, sugar, light biscuits and light grass; Light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with fairly strong wheat, faint tartness, floral, hint of molasses, light spice, bread, light lemon, light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Quite crisp and slick palate; Mouth Feel is light Ale maltyness in a slick background. Very simple wheaty taste with little tartness. Flowery with almost no sweetness. Light bread and yeasty with light lemon to round. Pretty neat Hoppiness is strong apricots, strong plums, dark fruits, strong floral and light grass in nose. Floral, light spice, light lemon and light grass in taste; Bitterness is low for an abrupt, low astringent bitter wheaty finish; Quite dry after taste. Smooth and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has some very strong sweet fruity hops aroma, quite unusual for an Wheat Ale, but taste-wise its rather pedestrian, just weaty and low-blow floral hops without much surprise. Drinkable but special, if only the nice aroma can carry onto the taste!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostbeer (203) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
I like wheat beer. They take me back to my college days. I think this is a fine version that is not going to break the bank. I prefer this to boulevards unfiltered wheat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
basaywhat (270) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear straw yellow with little head. Aroma was almost non-existent with mild fruit notes. Flavor was peach, straw, and wheat. Light body, thin texture, bubbly carbonation, smooth finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zilverenmaan (154) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2016
Aroma faint, bit of citrus. Taste with slight bitter notes. Plaesant but watery, even considering its low alcohol content.


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