Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

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81
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1,369 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sunshine color, grass aroma, bread and lemon flavor, light body.

Added by Quaffer on 08-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,369
Reviews:
510
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
139
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,369 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalebD
2.53/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of alyssa1224
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Definitely comes off as more of a light lager style beer than a kolsch. It has a kinda adjunct lager smell with a little grass, and the taste is a fairly bland biscuity taste and lemon is there but doesn't do anything except water things down.

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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow, moderate head, a bit of lacing. The nose is a touch funky, with traditional hops. The flavor is malt-forward, with a grassy middle, and a bit of bitterness in the close. Decent.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
2.52/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Look - Pours a clear yellow/straw color, two fingers of foamy white head, no lacing.
Aroma - Dry, grainy, lemon zest.
Taste - Surprisingly tart up front, dry like white wine, thin and grainy malt, odd nutty flavor towards the middle, reminds me of peanuts. Midway there's a bit of hop flavor but it's very mild, slight lemongrass note. Finishes quick and dry.
Feel - Light bodied, crisp, dry.

Overall - The flavors really don't mesh all that well. Not a fan.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty average kolsch, but very well made.

It's pretty in the glass. Golden yellow with a nice constant fizz. The aroma is weak though, just a simple fresh smell with some yeast and malt showing.

The taste is correct for the style, but a bit understated. I prefer a kolsch with more finishing hops showing. This one has very little (missing from the smell too)..

I bought these because they were really cheap after rebate. They certainly are drinkable, but not interesting enough to get excited about.

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Photo of jmg480
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rbrandt22
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fscottkey
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.75] The bottle lists the ABV (5.1%) and there is a bottled date (03/09/2017). The beer is a transparent pale yellow color. It has a good 2 fingers of white foam head.

S: [3.50] The nose is a little subdued. Corn, grape skins, and cereal.

T: [3.25] Nothing special here. Corn, mild brown bread, light floral hops.

M: [3.50] Below medium body and decent carbonation.

O: [3.25] I recently had a Kolsch that I really liked so I hoped to have some more in the category - but my streak ended at one. This tastes like a macro lager with some additional goodness. It is just bland and uninspired.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emwild12
2.15/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mribbens
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 1,369 ratings.
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