Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.97/5 rDev +42.8%
I found this beer to be a very good US representation of the style. Nice yellow-ish, light gold color with a moderate white head and good carbonation. Light earthy hop and fruity aroma. Upfront fruity flavor with a nice balanced bitterness. Light-medium body, smooth and refreshing with a slightly dry finish.
A quality session beer -- very enjoyable and very refreshing!
Best Before: 12/08/02 Tasted: Early Oct '02 and 1/5/03
10-07-2002 07:44:05 | More by RBorsato
4.95/5 rDev +42.2%
App: Translucent gold with a wonderful level of haze. Small white head, but it wasn't the best pour. I'll re-review for appearance.
Smell: Sweet and fruity. A nice mix of grainy malt and fruity, bitter hops. The carbonation gives the smell a crisp edge.
Taste: A light fruity malt up front, probably from the ale yeast. Next is a slight husky malt which ends in a spot on grassy bitterness.
Light body with perfectly refreshing carbonation.
Not having had a true german kolsch, this is exactly what I imagine one to be.
09-19-2009 00:15:01 | More by emsroth
4.55/5 rDev +30.7%
Straw colored and very clear. Had a nice white bubbly head that dissapated fairly quickly.
Had a nice mellow hop aroma and a light malt aroma. Also, detecting a Lemony/Citrusy smell and a spicy smell.
The taste is a very nice clean malt with a light citrusy hop flavor on the back of the tongue.
The mouthfeel is a very light bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall this was a great beer. I could see myself drinking a few of these on a hot summer day. Very refreshing.
07-09-2011 14:20:39 | More by clint1019
4.53/5 rDev +30.2%
A= The pour is a nice yellow color. There may be a very very little amount of amber is in but it's a darker color than yellow. The head is a small finger high but actually holds some pretty nice retention. The lacing is spotty but evident.
S= One of the most complex Kolch I've ever smelled I suppose. Most people dislike the style because it is a little boring but I think this is a very very well done Kolsch. There is a little hop bite to it. A sort of earthy spicy hop smell. There is a definite fruit note in it as well. A lot of citrus to it for the style and a little bit of a peach note to it. Finally there is a bready note to it sort of biscuity.
T= The taste follows the nose almost to a tee. There is a little less hop taste than I smelled and the citrus comes through a bit more. An excellent beer with enough complexity to keep my tongue on que but still refreshing enough and clean enough to sit back and just enjoy.
M= A nice medium body with some medium carbonation and what I would call a dry finish.
D= This may be my favorite summer beer that isn't loaded with hops. Really wonderful. I'm usually not a big fan of Goose Islands regular line up. Their specialty beers I absoloutly love. This beer really sort of touches me in a special way. Excellent beer and worth checkin out.
06-09-2010 05:51:16 | More by jjanega08
Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.