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Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
79
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1,174 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 20
Gots: 38 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

lic217, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Shankopotamus, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

kjkinsey, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - see-through gold with a thin, bubbly, fizzy, white head that fades quickly

S - bread, cereal grains, a bit sweet

T - cereal grains, a faint lemony presence

M - light bodied, well carbonated, crisp

This is a typical, though not flawless, example of a Kolsch. It's crisp, light, and refreshing. It has a solid drinkability. Overall, this is a good summer beer (though I bought this in May) that is simplistic and refreshing. This could be a solid hot day/lawn mower beer.

tdm168, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

muskiesman, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Texasfan549, Mar 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

DrkNite12, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

BamfBacon, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JohnQVD, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

MCain04, Feb 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Snarf103, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

matjack85, Feb 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of TastyAdventure
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle into a a pilsener esque glass with a outward curve on the top to it.
A very appropriate glass for the style of beer.

I'm not a fan of light beers, but this was on clearance in winter so I grabbed one.

A - golden, little cloudy. one finger lacey head that sticks to the glass as you drink. lots of continuous bubbles.

S - standard light-beer taste, with a touch of lemon.

Taste - Light, like lemonade without the sugar, very refreshing. Moderate hops, not assertive, that's how I like it.

Overall: very pleasantly surprised with this one, considering my dislike for nearly all light beers. I can't wait to take a sixer of this to the beach this summer!

TastyAdventure, Jan 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jegross2, Jan 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Bakker, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BeerLover99, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

brewsclues, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

bismarksays, Jan 02, 2013
Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.