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Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
79
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1,155 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 20
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Sunshine color, grass aroma, bread and lemon flavor, light body.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 08-08-2001)
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Nofear048

Illinois

5/5  rDev +43.7%

12-19-2011 05:05:20 | More by Nofear048
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Jips

Kansas

5/5  rDev +43.7%

11-23-2011 19:41:59 | More by Jips
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RBorsato

Virginia

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
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emsroth

New York

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
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dcall384

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

08-28-2013 15:18:04 | More by dcall384
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DrkNite12

New York

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

03-03-2013 15:44:27 | More by DrkNite12
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

09-09-2013 21:25:49 | More by vegasmac99
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clint1019

Michigan

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
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jjanega08

Minnesota

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
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

05-28-2013 23:36:02 | More by troegaarden
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jooj8

Slovenia

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

12-07-2012 21:55:59 | More by jooj8
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NoHop4me

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-25-2013 22:55:52 | More by NoHop4me
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

03-24-2012 19:03:40 | More by sweisel80
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Redsox1539


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-13-2012 13:08:16 | More by Redsox1539
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Brnsfn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

04-23-2013 00:29:06 | More by Brnsfn
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

06-11-2013 05:06:53 | More by shacawgo24
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Piske41

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

03-23-2014 19:44:36 | More by Piske41
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

08-02-2012 15:45:31 | More by ferrettman687
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kjgum


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-15-2012 00:35:33 | More by kjgum
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

08-29-2013 04:38:55 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Berzerker39

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

09-15-2012 14:42:24 | More by Berzerker39
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

08-21-2012 03:29:12 | More by tmars13
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Walletsworth

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

07-08-2013 01:22:38 | More by Walletsworth
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Walkinbeauty

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

05-20-2012 17:10:53 | More by Walkinbeauty
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

12-23-2011 17:45:19 | More by Polasiuss
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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.