RATINGS: 1653   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbals (9) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 Nothing special, straw colored and tastes like a typical wheat. Nothing earth shattering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13886) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of wheat, lemon and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of wheat, light yeast and light lemon with a crisp lingering wheat finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9746) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at Hub 51 in Chicago. Cloudy pale yellow, modest white head. Zesty spicy aroma with lemony accents. Interesting palate in that it is a little toastier than I would expect from a wheat, lightly spicy, lemony accents. Normally wheat ales bore the shit out of me, but this wasnt bad. Like a pale ale/wheat ale hybrid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (2645) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2010 Chicagos finest, Goose Island. I prefer the Stout, but 312 is probably their most famous.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque (789) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
I live in Chicago and have probably had this beer hundreds of times in all forms - so Im finally getting around to rating it. The best Ive ever had it was a very fresh keg from the liquor store across the street from Goose Island poured from a Handpump. In that form the beer is rich and wheatey with smooth grain notes and a hint of bitterness. However, when served from a stale keg or drunk straight from the bottle the carbonation ruins and delicate wheat flavor and the hops take over making 312 instead taste like a skunked up watered down pale ale. Enjoy this beer, but enjoy it fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edwardbass (808) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Not quite for me. Im not much of a wheat fan anyway. Was OK, though not a lot going on with it. Would be a good session beer I suppose, but the wheat undertones turn me off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap. Golden color. Nice head. Very refreshing. One of the better rip session beers I have had in a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. The label has a "Bottled On" date but no ABV% Appearance: It has a very light hazy straw yellow color with some fine yeast sediment in suspension. There is a little visible carbonation as well that helps support it nice foamy white head. The head hangs on well and makes a few cool lace rings near the top of the glass. Smell: The aroma is light and has a simple clean bready/yeast character. Taste/Palate: There is a light clean bready/biscuit like malt base with a very light hop bitterness. The finish is snappy and the light body and texture are refreshing. Notes: There not much to say. It hits its mark as a basic Pale Wheat Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
12oz bottle bottled less than two weeks ago. Unfiltered but not bottle conditioned and no sediment... so a light-to-medium hazy yellow color with a lasting medium-sized white head. The aroma is soft and doughy wheat malt with a very faint hop spice and touch or rose and sweetened cranberry. Lightly fruity and floral in the mouth with low bitterness, light wheaty sweetness, and a dry, grainy finish. Higher carbonation and a light body. Considerable better after it warmed up for twenty minutes or so. Very bland and hard in the mouth right out of the fridge, despite it being hot and muggy out. I definitely got a little into this after awhile, but its not quite interesting enough for me to put up in the retry list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
This pours a golden-yellow color with a thick fluffy white head that dies down to a thin layer. It definitely smells wheaty. Whiffs of lemon, flowers, and all around spring air in there. This beer is refreshing enough I suppose but its really limited. Some citrusy flavors with wheat and herbs but Im having trouble coming up with much to say. Perhaps because there just isnt much there. Bland and watery but not undrinkable. With lower expectations this should be fine for the summer weather.

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