Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Ranked #237
Ranked #27,387
3.48 | pDev: 13.22%
Oct 13, 2023
Aug 08, 2001
With a light fruity aroma and a bright, crisp finish, Goose Island Summertime Kölsch is the perfect summer session ale. A Kölsch beer brewed in the traditional German fashion, you’ll find yourself enjoying and savoring each sip of Summertime as much as you do those hot summer days and cool summer nights.

20 IBU
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Rated: 3.24 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw gold, transparent, head presents off white in color and less than one finger depth, head dissipates to nothing, no lacing.

Smell is adjunct malt and neutral hops, limited barley and seems slightly off.

Taste is similar with adjunct forward, neutral hops, sweeter malt, limited pilsner malt note.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, low/moderate bitterness; lingering sweet and carbonic bite.

Overall a adjunct modified ale - does not seem to pick up on any kolsch qualifying components strongly
Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Cholla from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A very smooth and easy drinking offering. Slightly fruity. Slightly hoppy. Very easy to drink and very crushable. A nice and light summer beer. I recommend it. Cheers!
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 3.55 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Jun 21, 2023
Rated: 3.67 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 30, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 3.03 by WynnO from Florida

Jul 12, 2022
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Reviewed by dugganensis from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It's 90+ degrees in July in Illinois, and I'm going to a cookout tomorrow. I want something light and yummy to drink that's slightly different, flavorful, and mostly "natural." Because at the moment I'm sick of drinking carbonated beer-flavored poison like Miller Lite (which I do enjoy, usually, but I know it's crap). The GI Summer Time fits the bill. 15-pk cans on sale at Meijer, drink em up.
Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
LOOK: Pours a clear, bright light gold with a white foamy head of short duration and spotty lace.
AROMA: Some mild spice hops, and lemon scent.
TASTE: Like an inexpensive adjunct macro. Not much here to savor.
Expected better
May 27, 2022
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Rated by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A clear gold color, small white head.
Not much aroma: sweet malt, floral.
Grassy, floral taste.
Light-bodied, crisp.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 2.4 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
draft pour into a plastic cup. pours a straw gold with a finger and a half of firm white head. grassy lager aromas as well as lemon and lime. taste follows and it has medium-full mouthfeel. pretty tasty and refreshing on a nice spring day.
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Nearly as close to translucent as a beer can get, this barely hints at an amber hue. There's no head and no lacing, so by appearances, Goose Island has managed to turn a pleasant German style into another American adjunct lager. The smell is just a little more interesting than many of the mass produced, but nothing unique. The taste may have a little more bitterness than an AAL, but it doesn't make this much better tasting. True Kolsches usually bring a better malt/hop balance and smoother, or at least richer, mouthfeel. This is overly hoppy, not necessarily a bad thing, but not right for the style and way too thin on the palate. Then, there's an unpleasant lingering of yeastiness in the aftertaste. This review was written in February, but this couldn’t possibly taste much better in summer.
Feb 05, 2022
Rated: 3.41 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
A: crystal clear; medium gold; 1 finger fizzy white head that receded to a splotchy cap with a moderate collar; no lacing;

S: leaves and light malt;

T: floral with lemon and light malt in the background; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish; crisp;

O: refreshing and easy to drink;
Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Jul 20, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 15, 2021
Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1476 ratings