Summertime - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,184 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,184
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 19
Gots: 39 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw colored, very huge & fluffy head. Filtered. Looks good.

S: Hard to get any discernible aromas. After a few swirls, I do get a faint lemon-y smell. Frozen concentrate orange juice. Sweet corn. Slight grassiness, too.

T: Very lemon-y, slightly tart. Sweet corn and grass. Very pleasant.

M: Quaffable, no big flavors. Would probably pair well with grilled fish

O: I like this beer. Very simple flavor profile, yet interesting enough to drink another.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this beer last summer at a barbecue and became an instant fan.
It's called Summertime for a reason - it's a light summer beer. Drink it when it's hot out; it has a nice complex flavor, yet isn't "in your face" at all - great to quench your thirst on a hot day.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A new entry for the Seasonal Creep Hall of Fame (sponsored by Leinenkugel's). I'm a sucker for a good Kolsch though, so I had to give it a try. Holy carbonation Batman! An insanely carbonated pale yellow body keeps a two finger head afloat for what seems like an eternity. The aroma is full of pale malts, grain, and a touch of spicy and citrus hops. The taste is pretty spot-on for a Kolsch, with slightly sweet grains and pale malts allowing some sharp and slightly bitter citrus hops do their job on top. The mouthfeel is light and very highly carbonated, and the drinkability is exceptional. Summertime is a very good Kolsch.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 1,184 ratings.