Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
80
good
1,383 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:
1,383
Reviews:
513
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
143
For Trade:
0
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Photo of nater919
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFNC
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
1.86/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a shaker pint.

Pours a clear golden straw color with a finger and a half of bright white head. The head leaves a few random splotches of lace before completely dissipating.

The aroma is incredibly faint but what comes through is unfortunate; artificial lemon, like Pine-Sol, with a hint of stale wheat bread.

The taste doesn't fare much better. Completely artificial and chemical lemon flavor with some faint grassiness and a touch of corn, followed by a lightly hopped finish.

The feel is thin and watery with moderately low carbonation. Very dry on the finish. Doesn't really go down like a beer.

Overall, an absolutely awful lager that charades itself around as a "Kolsch". This beer is the turd in an otherwise decent summer 12 pack.

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Photo of Sayb
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear golden color. Creamy, 1 finger white head.
Nose is quite minimal.
Taste is sweet up front. Light flavor. Some malt.
Feel is lighter, but not watery.
Overall a great beer for a hot day.

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Photo of epyon396
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alemmer91
4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moundbz
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalebD
2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of alyssa1224
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 1,383 ratings.
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