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312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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3,913 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,913
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 61
Gots: 641 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Wet dog and yeast aroma, some hay. The flavor follows with watered down wheaty, light citrus, some hay, and just a hint of sweetness. Overall pretty light bodied, finishes well for the style, with medium high carbonation. Not bad. Definitely not Goose Island's top effort, but we know this is on the mass produced side.

Photo of elguapo57
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of RickS95
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw color. It's slightly hazy, but not so much cloudy. Looks like lemonade. The head is bright white and like a cloud. Good retention.

Notes of lemon, honey and straw, slightly chalky.

Kind of a doughy taste. All flavors are slightly muted. Cloves stand out the most. Nothing to write home about.

A combination of sweet, spicy, chalky and grainy all at once. Light-to-medium bodied. Only slightly acidic at best. Little hop presence.

It's easy to drink but it lacks much flavor. It's just kind of a generic beer, nothing really stands out.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mkdeezy
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a pilsner glass.
02/21/12 on bottom of can.

A - 312 glugs from the can with a loud sound, pouring a faintly hazy golden straw yellow color with a tall, long-lasting, pillow white head. Bubbles collapse, leaving little lacing on the glass.

S - Grainy pale malt and soft wheat invite you in for another sniff of this plain Jane nose. Citrus undertones and mild sulfur components finish out the simple but crisp aroma.

T - Grainy pale malt really takes over in flavor, pushing the wheat aside in favor of a unwelcome metallic finish. Besides a little splash of lemon citrus, there isn't much else going on here, honestly.

M - Very crisp and light-bodied, 312 is refreshing and mostly clean with a pretty smooth mouthfeel aided by the wheat. Lingering lemon citrus balances the sweet pale malt nicely.

O - I've really enjoyed this beer in the past, but this iteration's metallic flavor destroys the delicate nature of 312, really making it bland and not worthwhile.

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of megahurts4
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Goose Island 312

Appearance: Light yellow, small head, some lazy.

Smell: wheat, grain, and slight hop.

Taste: nice malts, a little wheat, and some grain.

Mouthfeel: light.

This is a decent brew. It has a decent smell and some good taste, but it is slightly watery.

Photo of Brad007
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with whitish hues in the head and body. Looks like a wheat.

Very light clove with a touch of citrus zest. You couldn't mistake this for a hefeweizen.

Ditto on flavor. Blandness reminds me of Magic Hat and not in a good way.

However, it does have one good thing going for it: It's a minority-stake asset of A-B/InBev that tastes better than their own pathetic offerings. None of that "twang" that is present in even those offerings.

Inoffensive. Drinkable. What more do you need? So I didn't think highly of it? SO WHAT! Go out and try it anyway!

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a pale yellow with a quickly disappearing white head that fizzles down to leave nothing behind.

The aroma gives off notes of grassy hops and sweet lemon candy. The pallet is more of the same. Sweet lemon candy with some grassy hops in the background.

The body is light with good carbonation. Overall this one is pretty forgettable. I'm sure I'll have it again at some point, but there are just better beers just as available; even from Goose Island.

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pint

Pours a bubbly golden color with some wheat tones. A fluffy white head builds, dissolving into some spotty lacing while leaving some clouds of retention on top.

Faint notion of grassy hops in the nose with a biscuit/cracker malt tone. Soft notion of pepper and light sweetness.

Light leafy hop presence with a decent amount of biscuit-like malts. Crackers and grassy notes with a hint of citrus. Finishes a little bitter and refreshing.

Lighter medium body, medium-high carbonation, bubbly and smooth on the tongue. This is pretty drinkable and refreshing for the summertime, although there's plenty of others like it out there.

312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 3,913 ratings.