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Summer School - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Summer School
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85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale straw color, banana and clove aroma, banana flavor, medium body.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-15-2012)
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a hazy pale golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, hay, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, banana, clove, spice, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I really had no idea what to expect on this one when I saw it on the beer menu while I was enjoying lunch. When it reached the table it was intrigued based on the look. Once I went in to investigate the brew I was a little let down due to the lack of things going on. Honestly I would not have been able to tell you the style of this one based on the aroma alone which is fairly easy to do on most from the style. The flavor was the only tell on it. Worth trying if you want something light and refreshing, but that is about it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2013 18:20:40 | More by thagr81us
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Goose Island Wrigley. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a nice, fluffy white head. Good lacing. Nose carries banana, clove, and a bit of bubble gum. Flavor is similar. Good yeastiness and a bit of bready malt in the background. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Pretty good.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 16:55:22 | More by Thorpe429
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2012 14:08:53 | More by NateMac13
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Florida

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a murky orange and copper body. Nice lacing. This one actually has a lot of Belgian character to it. Very fruity, a little spicy, clove and malts. Flavor is again fruity and yeasty which surprised me for the style. Very drinkable and refreshing though with medium body and moderate carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2012 19:34:13 | More by kylehay2004
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Maine

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found on tap at Chili's, waitress could not tell me what the exact name was so I asked the bar tender.

Appearance: Yellow Amber straw like color with light carbonation. Head was about a finger and did not last long. Could not see any lacing(probably due to the frosted glass it was served in).

Smell: Pepper, cloves, and wheat. Strong on the pepper from what I could smell. Maybe a hint of sweet, almost citrus smell..

Mouthfeel/Taste: light and smooth, with a bitter yeast and peppery taste. After taste was dry and spicy.

Overall: Not at all what I expected, but certainly a good brew. Definatly would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 12:33:30 | More by Cavanaghty
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Let's follow things up with a nice hefeweizen, shall we? This one pours a lightly hazy brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, lots o' clove, black pepper, light orange zest, light wheat, and very light lemon zest. The yeast was really dancing through this one! The taste brings in more of the same, including even more clove and pepper. It borders on too much, but remains tasty. The body is a very light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a decently dry finish. Overall, a very nice, decidedly yeasty hefe.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago

05-15-2012 19:08:24 | More by TMoney2591
Summer School from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.