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Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,168
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 20
Gots: 37 | 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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Ratings: 1,168 | Reviews: 481 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

tylerthetiger, Feb 16, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

mwbrady12, Jul 26, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Msxmollyrose, Jun 29, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

zismasterflex, Sep 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

Kyrojack, Oct 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Mike_Moe
2.04/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Appearance: Light golden yellow color, with a small blonde head.
Aroma: Light white orange smell.
Flavor: Very light wheat orange flavor, non-hoppy. Medium to light bodied, good carbonation.
Overall: Not a good beer. Very harsh finish. The more you drink, the less of it you want.

Mike_Moe, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of jrallen34
2.05/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from the tap into a pint glass.

The beers pours a dright, clear, fizzy pee colored gold with a white head. Has no lacing.

It doesn't smell like anything and tastes the same.

It tastes like water, utterly horrible. It looks like a bud light and tastes like natty light.

jrallen34, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of hardy008
2.23/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

There's still snow on the ground, and Summertime Kölsch is on the shelves. Seems crazy, but why not pick up a single?

Pours a clear yellow to gold color with a one finger foamy white head with decent retention and lacing. Smells like lemon, with grassy and herbal hops, and biscuit malt. Not exactly my favorite combination of ingredients.

Tastes much like it smells with lemon, grassy and herbal hops, and biscuit malt. Some sweetness, with bitterness and tartness. Overall, not working for me.

Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Nothing special here. I have had many better Kölsch's than this one.

hardy008, Apr 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

TheBigBoy, Jun 20, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

prisdefer, Aug 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

jim_carignan, Sep 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Bakker, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Tates
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty disappointing. Not very refreshing (I poured one cold and another just cool), nor is it particularly smooth. I found some citrus notes but just barely. Aromas are non-existent, Mouthfeel was good, and while taste was not unpleasant, I certainly won't reach for this beer again unless my only other option is Bud Light Lime. Drinkability is fine, but this beer is just boring.

Tates, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of Ellbert
2.4/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer looked wonderful. It was a little couldy but it had a beautiful white head and laced wonderfully.

The smell was ok. It was full of grains and a little malt.

The taste reminded me of what straw would taste like. It tastes like there was a lot of wheat malt used in this. There wasn't much sweetness and it wasn't very refreshing to me.

Not enjoyable.

Ellbert, Oct 25, 2003
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2.4/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow in color with a mild haze to it. No head retention, dry and fizzy looking.

The nose is malty, and I notice some faint fruitiness that reminds me of orange peel, limes, maybe rotten apples, and coriander. Some sort of souring odors.

The taste is quite boring, almost non-existent. A touch of citrus comes through, but not in a hoppy way. Gosh, this is one of the boringest beers Ive had in long, long time.

The mouthfeel is very light-bodied and has a crisp refreshing effect. This one is easily drinkable, just not that great tasting.

jasonpeckins32, Nov 08, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

ccurrid, Jun 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

robotiks, Apr 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

CUbeerfan, Jun 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

ddavison, Jan 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

niiiv, Jul 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

pin, May 22, 2013
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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.