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312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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3,949 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,949
Reviews: 858
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 63
Gots: 666 | 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: 3,949 | Reviews: 858
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3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matt2307
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of david_b
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pnelting
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maxson924
2.84/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MeganandDana
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmdavisson
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NateF90
2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of derekgw123
2.82/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBrewo
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was served on tap at Proprietor’s Lounge in Farmington, Connecticut. It arrived in a Goose Island silkscreened nonic, showing a dusty pale orange coloring. It held a one finger head of wet, khaki foam which left dripping islands of lacing around the glass. A light haze permeated clarity, and thick flakes of sediment were found throughout. Carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma gave notes of watery pale graininess, penicillin chemical bite, marble dust, white flour, corny adjuncts, aluminum, white sugar, mild plastic phenols, soured lemon rind, lightly smoked wheatiness, burlap, and toasty light amber grain. The flavor included mildly zesty ale yeastiness, sour citric rind and juice, thick wheat, silky oats, plastic phenols, fresh linens, under ripe green strawberries, filthy glass, Elmer’s glue, cornmeal, dry cement mix, chlorine water, gold, dried honeycomb, heavily adjuncty malts, and toasty pale graininess. The body was lightly medium, and carbonation was higher than average, with large bubbles to prickle across the anterior tongue. Each sip gave okay slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, with the mouth left intensely powdered, tannic, and dried. The abv was easy, and the beer drank back like most of your light American beers.

Overall, and to be honest, this is their “lowest common denominator” offering. This is not meant to be a jab, but rather just to explain how this is clearly their beer to sway craft fringers, in recognition of the fact that many, many beer drinkers still reach for BMC. The thing drinks light enough like one, and the flavor profile is crisp and equally as comparable. You get just a little more sweetness, and a bit more of that savory metallic quality from the wheat. Actually, as the beer warms, you get this curious zesty lemon flavoring that is part yeast and part citric inclusion. Otherwise, you shouldn’t expect much else different from your typical American adjunct lager, despite the differently labeled style on the side of the bottle.

Photo of vikingron
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeithE
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWU
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass.

A- a slightly hazy goldenrod, with a thin white head that laces slightly.

S- some lemon, and slightly herbal hop notes. Crackery and wheat based malt are there.

T- Crisp. The crackery/wheat malt mixes well with the mild sweetness, and feint lemony, herbal hop finish, which is very restrained. Drinks pretty nicely actually.

M- Dryer than what I would think, light to medium body, medium carbonation.

O- not the best american wheat I've had, but certainly not the worst. Another "Gateway beer" offering from Goose Island. My friends who are not into craft beer would certainly drink this.

Photo of Rjk00
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My go to beer good taste.

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TominGermany
2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

After living in Germany for four years and drinking a lot of wheat beers I was slightly disappointed in this one. I guess they call it a "pale" American Wheat beer for a reason. It just didn't have the strong wheat taste I've come to expect in a wheat beer.

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3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikestaf
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rachelhenderson
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnyb
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 3,949 ratings.