312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap in an imperial 20 oz. glass handled mug at J. Timothy's in Plainville, Conn.
A: Poured a light, bright, cloudy yellow color beneath a one and a half finger head of dense, frothy carbonation that left a bit of lacing on the glass.
S: Hints of citrus, tangy wheat, yeast and banana waft up from this very lightly scented brew.
T: Light, sweet, tangy wheat malts hit up front with a flash of funky yeast and citrus flavors before lending into a somewhat peppery, herbal hop addition which dries the palate slightly. the brew finishes light and sweet with a dry, crackery bite and some lingering malt and yeast to chew on.
M: Fairly light to medium bodied with some hazy wheat and yeast chewiness. The finish is fairly light and even-keeled; cleansing.
O: Not a bad beer, necessarily, but reminds me a bit of Magic Hat's defunct Hocus Pocus cross-bred with a Hoegaarden of lesser quality. The 4.2% ABV is right in the session range as a summer heat-stopper, but outside of using it to cool the heat of my buffalo wings, I didn't thoroughly enjoy it on its own. Not bad, but not a top pick from Goose Island's year-round lineup.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2012 21:19:52 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.49/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tried this on tap at Turner Field. If I am going to spend $$ for beer, hats off to Turner Field for at least bringing some craft beers along.
Poured a nice one finger head, which held up well on a humid night, in a plastic tumbler. good creamy head, can't wait to see this in a real weissen glass.
Good clean wheat aroma, not the easiest place to try and develop a smell, but it was definitely fresh,
I thought the taste was a good American wheat beer, not as floral, and citrus as the German brews, which I think is a good idea, let the American flavor stand alone. I can always get the true German imports, but I give great thumbs up when the American Craft brews do this type decent.
Mouthfeel was refreshing, but actually had some chew, I liked it very much, and if I was in a regular bar, would have ordered this one for a second go.
Overall, my first Goose Island, and I was very pleased. I will look for it in bottles now, especially when I need to get a decent American Wheat that isn't from a Macro brewery. Give this one a try.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 01:37:12 | More by JLSIV
312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
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