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312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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3,615 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,615
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 52
Gots: 426 | 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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3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a 16oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Pale Straw Yellow color with a slight bit of haze. I can see loads of carbonation going on, with bubbles on the sides and rising up. Pours a big foamy. 3 finger head which goes away surprisingly quick. Lacing is rather spotty with this one.

Smell - Wheat Ale is rather appropriate here, as the main smells are wheat and yeast. There's an underlying grassy smell in here along with a malty scent. It doesn't have a skunky smell as it warms up, which is a good thing

Taste - Wheat and Barley are big flavors here along with that underlying grassy taste that was present in the smell. There's an average malty backbone to add some flavor to it. In general, it's pretty earthy tasting.

Mouthfeel - Body is quite light and it's got a crisp feel to it. The carbonation is rather subdued compared to when first poured, so it's quite bearable. In terms of drinkability, it's pretty good.

Overall - It doesn't do anything special, but it's easy to drink and the flavor, while not spectacular, isn't bad either. I'm not exactly a big fan of wheat beers, but this one was alright.

NuclearDolphin, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.1/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Expecting a rather dull pour, this one gives a bit of hope for this beer. Good lacing, good head retention, and not nearly as clear as expected. Still a dull pale lager, but still this looks a lot better than the bud lights of the world.

The aroma goes back to dull and boring. Hints of lemon grass and wet grains mixed with some fructose to give it some sweetness come through.

Sweet grain and a hint of lemon grass. Relatively dry by most styles though for this one it could go drier without being out there. Not much to say here, rather simple and boring. The flavors aren't good or inviting but I'm only a touch put off by them.

The mouth feel is pretty good, a hint more dense due to great carbonation and almost a creamy feel in the mouth, but no extra weight to make this less drinkable.

A summer beer without question, but even a little more effort could have created a vastly better beer. As a result this one is bland and extremely boring.

bobhits, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For a wheat beer this is as bland as the bottle it comes in. 312 is apparently the area code for Chicago.

Poured from a bottle the beer pours well with a thin foamy head, appearance is a cloudy pale yellow color with a lemon smell. tastewise for a wheat the beer is neither wheaty enough or bitter enough for my taste, a bland nothing beer, drinkable but nothing exceptional and disappointing from Goose Island.

Clembo1957, Jan 12, 2012
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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 3,615 ratings.