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Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.

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482 Reviews

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Reviews: 482
Hads: 1,204
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 20
Gots: 62 | 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:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 08-08-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Sunshine color, grass aroma, bread and lemon flavor, light body.
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Reviews: 482 | Hads: 1,204
Photo of ADR
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale yellow, 1/4 inch head that turns to spidery at the edges. Lace that doesn't persist. Caramel aroma. Heavy on the malt (in a light way, if you know what I mean), flavor is grassy with a little caramel mixed in and emphasized by the smell. Just a speck of citrus hops attenuate at the finish. OK brew, the style is pretty unmemorable for me, but its nice to get away from a sea of Wheats in the summertime. (414 characters)

Photo of cokes
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly blurred golden with a well-kept white crown.
Zesty lemon rind aroma, backed in part with a dry maltiness.
Enters crackery and crisp. Pils malts gradually transform into a fuller toasted hull sensation. Clean middle and throughout, and obviously well lagered. Hopping arrives semi-tartly with the lemon rind. A bit grassy and herbal (lemongrass) too.
Light bodied and downable. This is a fine example, even if a bit too lemony. (438 characters)

Photo of Viking
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crystal-clear, pale golden body with a few lonely bubbles of carbonation wandering around (needs a bit more carbonation - mouthfeel was rather 'watery'). Thin white head that fades quickly to an ultra-fine lace. Nice aroma blending sweet malt with spicy hops, with some notes of new-mown hay. Mild malty flavor, with enough hops for balance. Great thirst quencher, and overall a pretty damn good summertime brew. (416 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great thirst-quenching beer...."dehydrated piss yellow" in color...a bit cloudy...aroma is soft but of fruity sweetness....a sweeter style summer beer with good maltiness for a summer beer...some minor hop bitterness balances and keeps from being oversweet. I like this for a summer beer...It is thirst quenching...has some character and is extremely easy drinking...I'm not a huge fan of summer-style beers but this is one of my favorites.. (444 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The crystal clear golden brew throws out a good bubbly, white head that has good retention. Really nice nose on this one. Beautiful mix of malt and hops with the hops winning just by a tad. It's amazing how easily this beer glides over the tongue. Don't be fooled though, because there is some character to this summer beer. A good pils and/or pale malt base. The noble hops show there presence in slight spicy accents. There's a nice fruity touch to this beer also. The extended cold-lagering period really shows in this beer's smooth and mellow taste. One of my favorite summertime brews. (599 characters)

Photo of jackndan
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Goose Summertime '02: In the bottle. Yipes, very disappointing. Almost nothing to this beer. Very light, little body, little flavor. The only redeeming factor about this beer is that it is a small step up from a macro lager, so you can give it to your friends who are taking baby steps from CoorBuderLer. (308 characters)

Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very faint hint of floral hops used more liberally in other beers from this brewery. About average on malt/hops balance. Pleasant. A good pizza and burger beer. (163 characters)

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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.