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RATINGS: 1690   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like the digits suggest, itís a beer thatís densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We donít filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. Thatís how you know itís 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. Itís not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that youíd expect.

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3.3
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into tall glass. Medium gold that is slightly hazy from the yeast. The yeast particles are very small and produce a nice sparkle effect. Some lacing but not much head. Major lemon smell, with some sweet wheat malt and light orange hops. Not a lot of taste but what is there is mostly nice. Citrus flavor overall - both lemon and orange, with some wheatiness, but not too much. However, it is slightly too sweet for me considering the style. Pretty high carbonation and light body. Pretty good for a summer day. Nice example of an American Wheat.

2.9
sawbuck (724) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours a pale, cloudy yellow. Sweet aroma. Light white head that settles quickly. First taste is sweet, citurs...more on the lemon side. Finishes with a faint not of hops...cleanly. Usually not a fan of wheat but this one is o.k.

2.8
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours a light pale clear yellow color with a full white head. Smells of lemon, grass, and some light yeast. Initially, a bit of the hops come through giving way to some decent grainy flavors. The finish is really short. Overall, itís a very simplistic beer.

2.7
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Yellow and a bit hazy. A light wheat beer for the masses seems to be the goal of this beer. Flavor is light, a bit of grainy wheat, a hint of citrus. Body is light and fizzy. Not much depth here, just a "Wheat Light" kind of beer that macro drinkers can enjoy and feel good about.

3.1
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft. Pours a cloudy yellow. Small white head. Some lacing. Mild citrus aroma. Flavor of yeast and citrus. Overall this is a nice wheat beer. Not on par with Oberon (Bells) or Whitson (Arcadia) yet a good easy drinking summer beer. Hard to go anywhere in Chicago where this isnít on tap. Not every beer can be critically acclaimed, but Goose Island had done a fantastic job marketing this (312 = Chicago area code) and I am sure this beer rules the market.

3.3
twindadplus2 (709) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Clear pale yellow color with a good sized foamy head. Aroma of lightly spiced wheat and citrus. Flavor is sweet and spicy yeast and a lemony citrus bitterness. Light bodied but still feels oddly thick on the palate. All in all a good beer.

3.3
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2007
Pours a hazy, typical AW, nothing special, decent head. Aroma is mostly cascades, unusual for this style, and in my opinion, a big improvement to the style. Flaor is similarly familiar with a twist. Ultimately , this comes across as an APA made with wheat rather than barley, which puts it well ahead of most in this usually flavorless style.

2.4
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
From 12oz bottle. Unfiltered, yellowish tea-like color in glass. Small, white head of large, uneven bubbles. Dissipates quickly. Aroma is faint (if I was being charitable, I would say understated) lemon and pilsner yeast. Taste is equally thin. Some general hopy bitterness. Trace of citrus. Very little wheat in the flavor, but because I was primed to expect it, I can, I guess, pick up on traces of the titular flavor. Not bad out of bottle or on a summer day when your expectations are low.

2.3
ZacM612 (699) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pale, hazy yellow with very little white head. Light aroma, some sweetness and a little hops. Crisp flavor has some citrus and grain. Not terrible.

2.1
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bad aroma... skunk... light yellow... a pour mans summer beer.... just not as good as I had hoped!


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