312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by stakem:
3.25/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a can of this. 12oz'er poured into a standard pint glass. The brew appears a pale golden yellow with a bit of particulate stuck in suspension and 2 fingers worth of frothy white topping hanging around the top. The cap slowly fades leaving patches of lacing effect sticking to the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a film across the top that lasts throughout the duration.
The smell of this brew is somewhat lemony almost with a spritz-like quality about it that at times has a minor candy touch to it. The lemon aspect mingles with the sweetness presented by wheat and an overall cereal-like grain quality. The aroma of this brew is really a 1-2 punch: it's lemon and then its fresh and grainy. Beyond that you wont find much else. But for a pale wheat ale, what do you expect?
The taste is a reiteration of the aromatics. There is seemingly a candy-like appeal to this brew's flavor that is lemony somewhat like sweet tart candy but with a solid wheat backing that provides its own element of sweet cereal-like grain quality that is fresh and inviting. At times, there are trace hints of herbal hops that help in breaking up the wheat flavoring.
This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is light, refreshing and easy drinking. I think i would have enjoyed this even more if the lemon aspect didnt come across so candy-like. Also, the grainy sweetness of the wheat only over-emphasized the candy feel to this. Regardless, the alcohol is well integrated and this was effortlessly drinkable. It really hit the spot after getting shit done around the house and breaking a bit of a sweat. In the summertime, I would have no issues throwing back a bunch of these. Thanks for the gift Heath!
Serving type: can
11-02-2012 01:09:08 | More by stakem
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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.
77 out of 100 based on 3,241 ratings.