RATINGS: 1664   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2012
The Goose is Loose in Connecticut, finally! My salesmen have been taunting me with the Goose Island beers for over a year now, and as of May 1st theyve finally been released. Just today we received our first shipment which included this little gem, the 312 Urban Wheat Ale. Despite its appearance in the picture, the 312 pours a light straw shade of yellow, with a bright white one finger foam on top. As the foam recedes, a small amount of lacing remains.On the nose, the 312 is a light crisp combination of malts, wheat, citrus, and just a touch of soft hops. The Goose 312 drinks somewhere between a crisp summer ale and a soft American wheat ale. The body is light and easy drinking, theres a subtle hint of hops, just a little sweetness, and nice lingering finish. This is the first time Ive had the Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat ale, and Im definitely a fan. Where I come from we do our best to keep the freezer full of geese, but now that Goose Island is available in Connecticut, the hunt is going to be a lot easier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rich8880 (8) - - FEB 24, 2017 does not count
Dominant aroma is banana - not unpleasant but not my thing. Appearance is fine - golden and hazy. Taste is ok - possibly overly sweet but without a depth to it. Nice on the palate but thats not compensating for the overall taste. Average (and certainly not the best in the Goose Island Island range).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Graham77 (483) - SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours a cloudy pale golden with a small, quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is kind of vegetabley with some banana. The taste is light sweet and with a grassy hop finish. Mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (557) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle from GI Japan web store. Slightly hazy straw gold, low head. Biscuit malt aroma, a little musty, wheat, lemon, spice. Nice basic flavour of malt and citrus hop. Good wheat body over the palate, refreshing carbonation, very clean and crisp. Nothing too much to think about, tasty malt, no off flavours, very crushable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (994) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Xmas gift pack. Amber pour with white head. Malty zest aroma. Malty wheat Grapefruit hints. Bit average really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wallenrod (17) - - FEB 18, 2017
Aromat: w pierwszej chwili z butelki wyraźne cytrusy, a dokładnie cytryna/limonka, lekki banan. Po chwili jednak wrażenie zdecydowanie osłabło. Wygląd: Nalały się jakieś paprochy, nie był to osad drożdżowy, podejrzewam, że mogło się wytrącić białko. Piana bardzo nietrwała, raczej gruboziarnista, po chwili opada do zera. Smak: Jakieś lekkie banany, bardzo delikatne cytrusy. Podsumowanie: Piwo nic mi nie urwało, drugie podejście do Goose Island i drugie mocno przeciętne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3605) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Growler from the Summerhill LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange colour with modest white head. Aroma is wheat, sweet fruitiness and a light grassiness. Flavour is big chewy wheat, a little tree fruit and light grassiness. Body on the lighter side. Straightforward but pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodsquad (117) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle as gift. Pours hazy yellowy-gold with a thin white head. Aromas of dusty grain, lemony hop and a sickly pale malt. Tastes add a slight orangeade sherbetiness and a countering gentle hop bitterness. It has a sharp, light body with an oily mouthfeel. It has a nice body and overall it is sharp and refreshing but for me it has a slightly sickly finish that keeps interrupting the enjoyment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OnTheTrail (437) - Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Slightly hazy dark yellow. Aroma vaguely apple, grass, turpentine. Taste is slightly sweet, wheaty, lemony hops. I tend to prefer my wheat beers more European style than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rhombic (127) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle, 355mL. Pours clear yellow to pale amber, frothy head that diminishes rapidly. Smells of moderate malt, quite lager-ish but with a fruity note, like persimmon fruit for those of you who know about it. Its subtle but its there. Creamier than a lager, showing more weissbier character, nothing too outstanding but cant complain about the texture: smooth and refreshing (midwinter, I know). Does not develop though, ver static and one dimensional. Better than some lagers but not out of the league of the better lager, if that makes sense. Theres nothing wrong with it, there just is nothing amazing either. They played safe with this brew and it tastes just like that. Moving the balance more towards hops or towards wheat would have made a better beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (317) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 22, 2017
Appearance: hazy golden with slight head. Effervescent Aroma: floral, zesty, grass, slight biscuit Mouthfeel: medium lught mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: biscuit, crackers, hints of lemon. Overall: refreshing easy drinking. Could do with a little more body

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