shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Kolsch has long been one of my favorite beer styles, so it’s no wonder that I can’t wait for those hot summer days, when nothing but a clean, crisp and gentle kolsch could possibly be better. Goose Island actually makes an excellent example of this style. It pours a very pale gold, with a brilliant, lustery, whipped topping-like head, and leaves plenty of foam and lacing. The aroma is like fresh hay, a warm summer evening, and a cool breeze. It has a sherbety, ripe red strawberry, herbal lavendar calmness. Summertime’s taste is ever-so-gentle- tickling the tongue, bringing forth lemon sorbet, bubblegum, strawberries, and a fresh, minty, cooling zestiness that quenches the thirst and soothes the soul.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Wow, I can’t say anything but good things about this beer. Aroma is dominant orange with lemon, corriander, lime, and slight hops/sweet. I drank this out of a bottle, but from what I remember when I had it the first time that it was a bright yellow attractive beer with a nice, creamy head. There was lace around the bottle so I’m sure there was a nice head (will have to re-rate when I can try in a glass). Palate is not lingering, crisp, but very clean. Overall, very impressed. I think i found my house summer beer. Can’t wait to buy a 12 pack. I’m glad I tried this one at $2.50 goose island beer night at Langel’s in Highland, IN. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
What’s not to like if you are truely looking for a very tasty and easy to drink summer beer that does not resemble the mass produced dredge. Taste is alittle lemony and citrusy with a clean crisp taste and smooth non nonsense palate. Will buy this multiple times to drink on the beach in Sea Isle and Avalon, NJ! ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2013
This ale pours golden/blonde with a thick white head. It has a strong wheat aroma with a hint of a bitter indeterminate citrus. It has just the right bitter hops notes for me. (Knowing that I like this beer and that it’s IBU is around 20 is really useful when looking for other beers.) It really is the perfect summer brew. It is not too heavy (and not too light) it is well carbonated giving that great fizz on the tongue. Great beer. This is grass cutting beer! mjmoen (536) - - MAY 8, 2016
B. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Fruity aroma and crisp finish.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - SEP 20, 2001
Wow! Talk about refreshing! Perfect combination of Malt and hop balance. Great color and the lemony flavor makes for a very refreshing summertime brew. Good work on this one! sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Now this is a good sipper in the hot humid midwest summer. Pours an orange color, cloudy, nice little white head floats on top, sticks to upper lip until licked off. smells like cereal malts, good floral hops, and slight fruit. Flavor is citrusy with a hint of coriander or something similar, nice creamy body, yet still light enough to enjoy as a quencher. Very good. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle. Aroma almost champagne-like with light fruits abound, a sweetish (for lemon), gourmet candy-like lemon, pale/wheaty malts, just enough hops to sense them, and surprisingly a pleasant, carressing touch of alcohol. Flavor continues along the same lines, bittering hops come out more in a supporting role, but a very strong supporting role. Again, nice light fruit presence. Obviously very drinkable, and so very, very tasty. 3.13...bah! jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Very Happy with this seasonal beer, and another great product of Goose Island Brewery in Chi Town! Pours a cloudy, golden yellow. Aroma is citrus, orange and lemon. Taste is citrus and orange, smooth refreshing finish. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no mention of abv% but the back label does have a bottled on date of 04/07/10.
Appearance: Its body has a light yellow gold color with great clarity. On top of the body is a small white creamy head. The head fades fast and makes only a very little slick lacing.
Smell: The aroma has nice sweet bready notes with delicate fruity esters. I get notes of peach, banana and white grape.
Taste/Palate: I get all the same delicate fruitiness and mellow bready sweetness in the flavor as I did in the aroma. This light bodied beer has mild carbonation and a smooth light texture which is quite quaffable.
Notes: This is defiantly a great hot weather offering with enough interest for me to drink it any time of the year.