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312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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77
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4,002 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,002
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 63
Gots: 716 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 04-16-2004

Hazy straw color, light orange hop aroma, fruity ale flavor, creamy body.
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Ratings: 4,002 | Reviews: 876
Photo of whitephi
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grassy Bitter taste that is robust. Light in color and smell

Photo of wilgenb1
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite wheat ales. It is smooth going down and gives enough flavor to keep wanting more

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, semi-transparent golden with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is crisp and wheaty with a fruity hint. Flavor fills the mouth with wheaty, grassy and subtle fruity notes. Smooth texture has good body, a fair amount of fizz, and some grassy, straw-like scratchiness. Did they brew this with straw, or hay? Tastes like that - and I mean it positively. Texture has average body and fizz, leaving a grassy and hay-ish finish. Get urban with this one!

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/1/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana/clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana/clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana/clove. wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt notes; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready/creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of jetpilot12
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at San Francisco's Playland bar.

Photo of capilial
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extremely refreshing citrusy beer. Light, smooth, and perfect for summer.

Photo of dbtossi
3.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A light crisp beer, nice on a sunny day

Photo of kbernthal
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

light in color and smell, refreshing citrus taste

Photo of JSBuckeye
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great crisp summer time beer

Photo of ARoman
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

*transferred from old notes - 12/28/2013*
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma nothing special. It’s not offense, but it’s fairly faint. It has some light citrus sweet notes to it (mostly lemon), accompanied by some floral notes and a light grassy hop accent . It pours straw yellow with a thin, white head that, pours strong, but recedes quickly. There’s nothing too dramatic in the taste either; having a mild sweetness throughout, and a light, pleasantly sour note at the finish. Initially tastes lightly of lemon zest with some bread-like flavor to it as well as a hint of woody, clean, clove-like spice in there too. It finishes closer to apple juice with some orange in it. The initial sips are highly carbonated, and the fizziness keeps some presence throughout, but by the end, it’s a bit more malty and syrupy, but generally finishes clean.

Photo of Michelleluw
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am a huge Goose Island fan...still struggling with their sell-out. 312 is their classic brew that I love recommending to new beer drinkers. Smooth and balanced with citrus nodes, I love this beer.

Photo of ravisingh
3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: The color is about a 3 on the SRM. I would describe it as a pretty golden straw color, a little hazy. An inch of a head that's white and fizzy and dissipates quickly. A tartness to the finish.

S: There is a definite sweetness as far as esters with the first whiff, maybe banana. After that a definite hops wood like aroma like cut cedar. Also a bready quality. There was also a spiciness like cinnamon or nutmeg, but real subtle.

T: The flavor was nice with that slightly muskiness of wheat beers. Subtle and refreshing. A mild roasted quality on the malt end and some earthy cedar notes for the hops balance.

F: Medium-light body and medium-light carbonation.

O: Overall this is a pleasant wheat beer with a pretty straw color and smooth wheat beer taste.

Photo of Way2Fresh_Slim
4.14/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

nice taste...light, with lemon notes...slightly creamy as well!

Photo of redliner8
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty summer beer, really refreshing

Photo of KF_MSU
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light, wheat smell with hints of lemon. Smooth taste with grapefruit flavors.

Photo of redinge7
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light taste, refreshing, a little tart

Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.81/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pale color, pale flavor. Really, very easy to drink but not anything to call home about

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

kinda grassy, but smooth
good beer to drink while doing yard work
Had at smokey bones

Photo of founddrama
2.41/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Grassy aroma. And the flavor is dominated by "grassy" as well. Crisp finish. Almost no hop profile. Very light-bodied.

It'd be fair to compare it to a Kölsch except that a Kölsch is refreshing. And the grassy flavors here just make this… meh.

Also: hella foamy.

Photo of Pingi523
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my standards that I keep around. Just a good beer that doesn't disappoint. Pretty smooth with a nice aroma.

Photo of BigJace21
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a classy Budweiser.

Photo of Antc2382
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This wheat ale is not particularly memorable or remarkable in any way. It's actually the weakest of all of Goose Islands products that I have tried so far. Not to say it's bad, but their beers are usually very good. Ok, whatever beer here

Photo of Stevedore
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap on 312 Day. Served in a Goose Island nonic pint glass 3/12/2015.

A- Clear light yellow-slight orange body, one finger white head, a bit of white lacing. Average retention.

S- Wheat, a bit of citrus and not much else. Nothing super impressive, but it does smell of crisp mild lemon.

F- Wheat, mild lemon, a bit of citrus, sweet pale malt, not particularly bitter. Very easy to drink, not superbly flavourful but it would do in a pinch on a warm spring/summer evening.

M- Thinner-medium bodied, refreshing and crisp, nice carbonation and pep to it. Again, easy to drink.

O- Solid beer, not as flavourful as say, Gumball Head; for what it is, its a solid beer with a nice mouthfeel and decent flavour to it. And it's cheap to boot.

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy straw color with a small white head. Smells like wheat malt with hints of lemon, but the scent is very faint. Very mild malt taste with some lemon flavor. Has a typical wheat beer mouth feel. Overall I feel like this beer left a bit to be desired in the taste department. I feel like a lemon wedge would have benefited this beer a great deal.

Photo of Gajo74
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly dark straw color. Interesting aroma, a blend of earthy tones and some malt. Taste is wheaty, spicy and some elements of mineral water. An easy drinking light and crisp feel. Not a bad brew but a tad on the bland side.

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 4,002 ratings.