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RATINGS: 1699   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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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3.4
Sigmund (7535) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.4%. Pale golden colour, hazy when the yeast is poured in, moderate white head. Spicy aroma, notes of cloves and coriander, hints of ripe bananas. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth.. Refreshing flavour, spicy notes again, a touch of banana, but the beer is quite dry.

3
ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle @ Biskopen, Bergen. Hazy light yellow body, small diminishing white head. Nose is wheat, citrus, clove and hints of banana and baker’s yeast. Taste is citrusy tones with grass and some herbal hints. I know there’s no coriander in this beer but it reminds me so much of a Belgian wit that I can’t help catching it in the aftertaste nevertheless...the mind and senses work together in funny ways. Refreshing and OK, but nothing really special.

1.8
AshtonMcCobb (6612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Great head. The nose as my friend has just pointed out, smells of cat’s pee or even worse. The taste is light with gentle notes of hops and malts. Drinkable but not memorable. Easily the worst Goose Island beer I’ve ever had - well behind their usual high standard.

2.8
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed bright yellow color with a short lived white head. S: Fairly light on the nose but some definite citrus notes of lemon peel and orange. A decent enough floral hop character is present as well. Sweet bread and wheat in terms of the malt content. T: Much more yeasty than I had expected. Wheat bread is there, but the flavor is quite light as well. Lemon zest and a mild to moderate tartness. Not as much hop flavor as I had anticipated, given the nose. M: Light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: As far as the Pale Wheat style of beer goes, this isn’t bad, but it’s still not something I’d care to drink again.

1.3
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Pours very clear with only a slight tinge of yellow with a small White with visible high carbonation. Not much on the nose, smells a bit lager like with a grain of wheat. Very refreshing would like to see in my local curry house but, doesn’t really have any impressive tasting notes. In the palette, very inoffensive, note leaving of an impression, hard to believe this is from an American craft brewery. Very watery. Poor show from a useilly solid brewery

3
mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Sign of the Whale, DC tap ($6): Usually I don’t get wheat beers, but this was the only beer in the place that I have never tried and was amongst the better beers in the dive bar. In any case, it pours a hazy yellow and has a thoroughly citrus taste. It is very light bodied and it seems like you could drink 15 of these without noticing. Anyway, I find it astounding that most people here are saying that this isn’t true to the style or that you could barely tell that this is a wheat ale. I think this is ridiculous. This is about as clearly an American wheat as any that I’ve had. The fruitiness, the haziness, and the light body are all there.

1.4
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 By far the worst wateriest beer I’ve had. Well maybe boddingtons but still, this is water.

3
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Pint at Maggie’s (Watertown). 20FE11.

App.: Hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma: Clean minerals, citrus, some toasted wheat and grain, a little honey, a bit of earthy coriander. Palate: Medium body, gentle effervescence. Flav.: Some banana esters, yeast, toasted wheat, a bit of citrus, grains/cereals, some coriander (I think...).

Hard to guess the style, OK though.

2.8
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
POurs yellow with a light head. Light notes of citurs on the nose with a light ale like quality that shows a bit of whaet character. Nice easy finish.

2.3
Rasmus40 (20807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is wheaty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is rather sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. A bit watery and lacks body. There is something artificial about the fruity sweetness. 010311


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