312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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77
okay

3,804 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 3,804
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 56
Gots: 530 | 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:
Hazy straw color, light orange hop aroma, fruity ale flavor, creamy body.

(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 04-16-2004)
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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1.02/5  rDev -69.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have to say that I have been a long lover of the Goose Island beers but this summer I think they have "Jumped the Shark".

312 is mass produced junk that the beer distributors are now forcing on all the Chicago Street Fests... In some places it is the only beer made available... I would actually prefer a Bud to this stuff...

After reading the other review I wonder if there is a possibility that the bad taste really comes from the Giant beer truck used to pump keg after keg this summer...

The taste is sour and stale and it leaves a nasty aftertaste. I am pretty much of the belief that If I have beer and a brat I should be able to taste both of them... Not if the beer is 312...

It is safe to say that this beer doesn't really compare to either a German style or a Belgian style wheat... The color is pale cloudy yellow as you would expect. It's really the taste and the after taste that just make this a very poor choice for Goose Island to major marketing push.

So if you are going to a Chicago Street fest.... sneak something in a baby stroller

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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.38/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Proof that not every beer tastes the same to every person.

It's yellow. Who cares?

Smells of nothing. I mean nothing. I know it's a wheat and smell isn't going to kick you in the nuts but c'mon, give me something.

Taste? What taste? Where's the lemony, zesty pale malt, or anything the hell else?

I get some carbonation in the mouth. Kinda fizzy but nothing even average.

You could drink this all day everyday if you didn't require any flavor. It sucks.

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1.43/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nasty, garbage beer. Bought a bucket of four at a DC bar while watching a bears game because they were on special and supposed to be a Chicago beer. Can said "made in NY". That wouldn't really bother me but this beer is vomitous. I honestly would rather have a budweiser and I hate budweiser.

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1.48/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is really nasty beer. Like any bad beer, when it's really cold it's drinkable, but as it warms up - even just a little bit - the true profile comes through. This stuff needs to be near freezing to drink. Mouthfeel is grainy, taste is like stale wheat bread floating in Busch Light with a couple drops of lemon. It smells like a pile of decomposing grass clippings. Choking one down may be impossible, and after that you will not want another. I know this beer well, unfortunately, because as one other reviewer noted it is ubiquitous at Chicago street fests and bars. The smell coming off of dozens of pre-poured cups of this crap, and the pools of foamy 312 slop on the ground at outdoor beer tents is really nauseating. My neighbor presented me with a 12 pack for watching his cat, and it has been sitting by my front door for four months, which is somewhat vexing. But, I can't bring myself to just throw it out, because after all, it is technically beer. If anyone wants it, come by and you can have it for free. As The mighty Killdozer sez: "I'd rather drink from the dick of a goat!"

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

worst thing goose island makes which is saying something because none of it is very good anyway

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.54/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head which fades quickly and leaves no lacing. The smell has some lemon and bread malt. Not much to the aroma.

The taste also has some lemon and bread malt. Somewhat grassy. Pretty bland.

Light bodied, above average carbonation. This is not a beer which impresses me at all, and I will not seek it out again.

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1.73/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Big fan of the "wheat's", but this was very disappointing. Looks like a standard APWA, and the smell is fairly uninspiring. But the taste, from first drink to last, is poor. Citrus, tart, bitter...all come through far more than the wheat. No thanks.

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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 3,804 ratings.