312 Urban Wheat - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,100 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,100
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 66
Gots: 834 | 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: 4,100 | Reviews: 905
Photo of Antc2382
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This wheat ale is not particularly memorable or remarkable in any way. It's actually the weakest of all of Goose Islands products that I have tried so far. Not to say it's bad, but their beers are usually very good. Ok, whatever beer here

Photo of Stevedore
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap on 312 Day. Served in a Goose Island nonic pint glass 3/12/2015.

A- Clear light yellow-slight orange body, one finger white head, a bit of white lacing. Average retention.

S- Wheat, a bit of citrus and not much else. Nothing super impressive, but it does smell of crisp mild lemon.

F- Wheat, mild lemon, a bit of citrus, sweet pale malt, not particularly bitter. Very easy to drink, not superbly flavourful but it would do in a pinch on a warm spring/summer evening.

M- Thinner-medium bodied, refreshing and crisp, nice carbonation and pep to it. Again, easy to drink.

O- Solid beer, not as flavourful as say, Gumball Head; for what it is, its a solid beer with a nice mouthfeel and decent flavour to it. And it's cheap to boot.

Photo of Joe_Howard
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy straw color with a small white head. Smells like wheat malt with hints of lemon, but the scent is very faint. Very mild malt taste with some lemon flavor. Has a typical wheat beer mouth feel. Overall I feel like this beer left a bit to be desired in the taste department. I feel like a lemon wedge would have benefited this beer a great deal.

Photo of Gajo74
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly dark straw color. Interesting aroma, a blend of earthy tones and some malt. Taste is wheaty, spicy and some elements of mineral water. An easy drinking light and crisp feel. Not a bad brew but a tad on the bland side.

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 austen_d
4.39/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, tart, and crisp. Refreshing wheat ale.

Photo of SamMitchell1
4.14/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

312 is my go to domestic!

Photo of Trombone69
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Easy Drinking, light and pleasant enough, just not a lot of flavor. I think I could pound these all night, no problem.

Photo of dikebrewery
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer for Sunday lunch. On tap bar Louis in Denver. I enjoyed it. Refreshing and easy drinking.

Photo of RyanPoff
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a six pack of this for a discounted $6.99. Poured into a 24 oz snifter.

A: Pours a hazy gold with light white head. About what you'd expect. Very good.

S: Lemongrass, hay, grains and malts. Not bad, but subdued.

T: Hints of lemon, wheat flavor up front and a malty backdrop. Okay, but there are much better examples of this in the region, like Upland and Bells.

M: Fuller than you'd expect - almost creamy. A little heavier than I'd like.

This is average in every sense of the word.

Photo of crob3888
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Well, it looks something like a beer. The color of urine. Huge bubbles, chunky sediment. Just not that appetizing.
Smell: What smell? There's a slight breadiness that comes across.
Taste: Most wheat ales I've had are tasty. There's hops, there's fruit flavors, there's wheat and bread and maybe even clove. There's complexity. This beer has none of those qualities. It's bland, with only slight breadiness and no discernible fruit or floral qualities that I'd normally look for. A huge disappointment. Poor example of the style.
Feel: It's supposed to be creamy, but it comes off as only partially creamy. At least the bubbles feel nice, but I could get that from many other beers.
Overall: If I was blind-tasting this, I'd be able to guess it's an AB product. It's probably mind-blowing for people used to drinking Bud Light, but I'll be honest, I almost would rather drink a Bud Light because it's easier to swallow. I had to drain pour this, and I hate drain pouring beers.

Photo of bmeGT
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Meh. Just another low abv bland wheat

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 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.

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.

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smooth taste for a wheat ale and no after taste...

Photo of Nazzz
1.98/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

very flat taste, from the the very touch of your tongue till the finish...just flat

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 bauerodb
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fruity taste, yet smooth. Fun beer.

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

Photo of sempifi99
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

It is a decent beer for the price and goes well with many different meals. I always keep a few in my fridge for after class. I consider this my Bud Light replacement as my taste buds matured.

Photo of Djohnson300
4.28/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not very aromatic but a nice beer for bowling!

Photo of dpgupton412
3.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i would drink it again

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!

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