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RATINGS: 1635   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Nice beer, very drinkable. Was a little too clear for a wheat beer, would have preferred more cloudiness. Also, and maybe because of the clarity, the color was a bit off. A little more orange and less yellow would be preferable. Very drinkable, and much more enjoyable than domestic light beers, regardless of what anybody says in these posts. Seems this beer is an answer to Bell’s Oberon and/or Winter Wheat. From what I understand, Bell’s doesn’t allow (or restricts...and maybe this has all changed since I read the article) distribution into Chicago because the distributors there tend to corrupt the beer. Not a place for a plug for Bells I admit, but I respect the brewers at Bells for caring about the quality of their beer all the way to the consumer. This beer, different enough from the Bells offerings, gives the good people of Chicago a nice alternative.


2.8
CraftBeerNick (2608) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Can at Bathsheba, Barbados, 17th August 17. Pours mostly clear. Aroma is grass, minimal. Taste is lagerish, refreshing, citrus. OK.

3
Bijl (683) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2017
Goudgeel, iets troebel, witte schuimkraag en  veel koolzuur. Aroma: Iets gras, tarwemout, Citrus. Niet echt gist aroma als banaan en kruidnagel. Smaak: Tarwemout met een licht zuurtje, wat Citrus en wat grassige hop tonen. Een licht zoetje en een iets grassige maar milde bitter. Misschien op het laatst een heel lichte bubblegum smaak. Lichte body , iets waterig en afdronk is fris en licht fruitig. Niet echt bijzonder.

3
HourGlass13 (945) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. Minimum retention and no lacing. Aroma is sweet, with some fruit. Notes of caramel and wheat, in taste, with some flowery hops. In overall, a sweet and mild taste. Light body and carbonation. A little plain but not bad. Good drinkability.

3
samjdix (61) - - AUG 11, 2017
Not normally a fan of wheat beers after some bad experiences but thought I’d try a ’mainstream’ versions. Probably a good gentle introduction as I didn’t mind this. Nice fruity smell with plenty of depth, maybe some peardrops. Never liked the cloudy appearance of wheat beers so no comment there. Taste is crisp and lagerish with some peardrops again maybe, not bad. Palate not brilliant - too fluffy. Overall not bad though and may tempt me to try some more high quality wheat beers.

2.5
Kleg (278) - The Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Semi-clear gold pour with an off-white head and fair retention. No lacing. Flat mouthfeel. Light body. Generic wheat ale with slight citrus background. No cloves or Belgian yeast. Okay.

2.3
nickel (1122) - UKRAINE - AUG 9, 2017
Can in United Airlines plane Aroma: lite nose of malt floral hops Taste: sparkling mineral water, notes of malt and citrus, but rather weak. Medium bitter hoppy aftertaste with taste of grass.

3
kalkone (29) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2017
Aroma of wheat, fruit and spices. Light body and medium carbonation. Taste or wheat, lemongrass, orange-peel and coriander. Fruity, light bitter with a sweet finish. Nothing exciting - a little commercial for my taste.

2.5
XenosOTK (1) - nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017 does not count
tThe beer came in a can, not much info on it. Taste and smellwise we could spot similarities to Tyskie. Once it was in glasses for a while, the taste seemed to be better.

3
R4N5H (1218) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2017
33cl bottle from beer hawk.co.uk, poured into a snifter on 23-Jul-2017. Hazy yellowish pale colour with a medium sized white head which doesn’t last long. Aroma of wheat, fruit and spices. Light body and medium carbonation. Taste or wheat, lemongrass, orange-peel and coriander. Fruity, light bitter with a sweet finish. Nothing exciting - a little commercial for my taste.

1.5
Michael27 (2099) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Was soll das denn sein. Nix mit APA. Um das zu ergründen, werde ich keine 2. Flasche von dem Zeug probieren


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