312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,093 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,093
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 66
Gots: 824 | 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: 4,093 | Reviews: 903
Photo of jschalch08
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best white beer I've tasted

Photo of Hollenbeck2
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the best wheat beers I have ever had, tops many with a ultimate smoothness, cool logo glass and the great atmosphere.

very smooth wheat, exceptional color, smooth after taste

the mouthfeel was splendid, crisp and to the point.

had about two of these and moved on but will return.

Photo of E2hudson
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like this beer a lot.

Photo of PurpledOut
4.88/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

After one sip, this beer became a favorite!

Photo of BenJames1984
4.84/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Let me just say I really appreciate this beer. I am not necessarily a wheat lover, per say, but Goose Island did a great job with this one.
I don't believe that they were attempting to emulate a "hefe" or any other style of wheat beer. This one was created with individuality.
The best part of this beer is the drinkability, hands down. It has a very distinct sweetness, sort of like honey. In addition to its flavor traits, the wheat is bold; this is a great beer for such a low ABV.
Although I respect other peoples' opinions and reviews, I'm surprised this one did not get better ratings.

Photo of Foxxypants
4.82/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite wheat beers of all time.

A: Nice light straw color, and light head that is decently quick to recede.

S: Very aromatic. Citrus and wheat dominate the nose.

T: Beautiful. Like a wheat beer should taste. Nice citrus overtones, good wheat flavor, and some other spice notes that round it all together.

M: Nice and bubbly. Feels light and dry.

D: So, so easy to drink. I could drink this like soda. Great thirst quencher.

Photo of mikennat
4.8/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My wife loves this beer, so this review is on her behalf. She prefers to drink it straight from the bottle. It is very refreshing and helps round out a rough day of teaching first graders! She is not a fan of hops, and likes how this beer is very subtle with the hops and other flavors as well. The malt and yeast are not overbearing.

I think her favorite part is that it is very light and refreshing. She is often amazed at how quick and easily a bottle goes down. It is a great summer beer.

I particularly like the value and the fact that she found a beer she can enjoy with me. I am a fan of Goose Island and will do my best to keep this one in stock for her and encourage her to try more with me.

Photo of Kelsey_M
4.79/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent beer. I love wheat beers but hate the full feeling after drinking a heavy wheat beer such as blue moon. 312 Urban Wheat is extremely light and yet still embodies all of the things I love about a wheat beer.

Photo of Flyboy24
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

Excellent hoppy wheat beer

Photo of jaa1222
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Solid beer, always a great choice.

Photo of maluut
4.65/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Goes down like water. Great session beer. Been getting cases of these in cans and I love it. A+

Photo of jlynde
4.65/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great wheat beer and there is a brewery has good food too.

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4.6/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amazing Taste nice looks and great feel

Photo of mernst1030
4.55/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely delicious light wheat beer.

Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes 4/17/10

This is the quintessential example of an American Pale Wheat Ale in my opinion. Lovely straw color, mildly hazy, with a well formed and retaining white fluffy head. Bit of twang from the wheat, earthy and citrus hops, all in good balance. Bubbly carbonation, but not bitingly so. Fantastic drinker for everyday consumption.

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 johnnybgood1999
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It has a translucent cloudy appearance that is tinged yellow. Big bubbly head that is typical for the style.

S: Smells citrusy, grassy, and refreshing.

T: Citrus flavors and wheat are about all I can find. Citrus strikes the palate first then flows with wheat throughout. This is super crisp and simple.

M: Very carbonated and prickly. The wheat imparts a grainy feel.

O: A solid pale wheat. Very refreshing and crisp, which is what I look for in this style. This isn't the best beer in the world, but it is great for the style. Not a banana flavored creamy hefe, which is not what it's supposed to be, but seems to be what many expect. Great for a summer day or for alternating between heavier brews any part of the year.

I've had this before AB took over and cannot tell a difference. Still 2nd only to Boulevard Wheat as far as I'm concerned, for a pale wheat.

Photo of jar2574
4.48/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is highly carbonated, lots of bubbles and a decent amount of head, which likes to stick to the sides after each drink. I like the appearance!

Smells crisp and a little fruity.

Great taste. Very little aftertaste, but the aftertaste that is there is pleasant.

You can feel the carbonation, but it's a very light, drinkable beer. It would make a great session beer outdoors on a summer day. It is as easy to drink and as refreshing as water, but at the same time it's not so light that you forget you're drinking beer.

Photo of adammacmillan
4.47/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my Second favorite wheat beer, i have lived in Chicago for 3 years and just recently had it. it came in a 312 Pint glass its gold in color with a lemon smell to it, with a cloudy look to it, i like this beer all year round but it is a great summer beer. if you like Wheat beers like Blue Moon or Shock Top i would try it

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.46/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pale and unfiltered with a soapy head. Lace.

S. Smells of wheat. Slight citric hops in the background.

T. A nice complex beer here featuring malt, wheat and hops. The malt has a slight roasted edge and is pretty light. The wheat adds a bit of graininess and some sweetness. The spicy hops add a hint of lemon and round off this excellent beer.

M. Medium bording on full bodied. Fairly smooth, semi dry finish with a lingering citrus ntoe.

D. This is an solid, flavorful beer with a lot of body given the style. This is the standard by which all american pale wheats should respect.

Photo of jayrod20
4.45/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a 2 finger head that falls to coat the beer. The nose is nice, with a slight citrusy lemon and sweet honey hiding behind the minimally harsh wheat and moderately aggressive noble hop. I like it. The flavor is full on the spicey noble hop, followed by a slight lemony burst, finishing true to its roots as an American wheat, with a wheaty graininess. The feel is moderate to thick, with a full carbonation.

This beer is too easy to drink and enjoy with as many friends, beer appreciative or not, or by yourself.

Photo of valkyrx
4.44/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great wheat beer, nice smooth finish without the bitter finish like most other wheat. Very goos beer

Photo of interzen
4.42/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Pours a straw yellow - one finger of white head, little retention and next to no lacing.

Smell: Hops and citrus, primarily orange, backed up by a fairly wheaty/yeasty, almost bread-like, aroma.

Taste: Quite fruity, but not in the Belgian witbier sense. Quite difficult to describe. Quite yeasty, too. Surprisingly good with a surprisingly amount of depth to it.

Feel: This doesn't drink like a typical witbier/weissbier, no sirree. Has quite a 'thick' yeasty feel which I've not (knowingly) encountered in the German and Belgian beers that I normally prefer. Whatever, it works beautifully.

Overall: Goose Island has been a bit hit and miss for me, but this is an absolute bullseye. Don't try and compare it to a Belgian or German wheat beer because this is a totally different animal - an American spin on weissbier? Who cares - it's pretty damned good and I could quite imagine myself revisiting this again. And again. Two thumbs up.

Photo of mikeborglum
4.42/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It has all the common characteristics of a wheat beer with a great flavor - I like it with a lemon - lighter than some wheat beers.

Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a bubbly white head, smooth and creamy on the palate, medium body and carbonation.

Photo of Tjquality
4.41/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For my pallet, a superb choice

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 4,093 ratings.