Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

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81
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1,354 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:
1,354
Reviews:
506
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
130
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Inbev and GI produce good looking beers, this shouldn't even be an opinion. This one is golden, lots of carbonation and clarity with 3/5" white head. Aroma hits the mild grain/lemon motif.

Taste is similar to Sierra Nevada's Summerfest. I think its made well and relatively traditional, should be more than satisfactory in the summertime. Wouldn't want to bang in fall or spring. Maybe after sweating all day on the slopes once you get back to the parking lot.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from cjs potsdam ny for $2.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brianito
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, straw color. 4/5 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight metallic, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance, weak aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Brolo75
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a golden straw pale color with a bright white head, decent amount of carbonation, no lacing, no head retention, beer is clear.

A: Grassy, hay, lemon, bready malts, grains, very subtle aromas.

T: Like the nose, hay, grass, slight lemon with malts, slight bitterness, finish is crisp with aftertaste of lemon and hay lingering.

M: Light bodied with a crisp finish.

O: Nothing impressive, not bad, something I would not reach for again, no hop presence.

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Photo of arillinoming
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 1,354 ratings.
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