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Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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
Ranking:
#41,898
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
1,398
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
149
Trade:
0
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Photo of jbexphys
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewnme
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmah120
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into stemless wine glass

Great looking orange-gold, decent head and retention. Sweet corn, alcohol, coriander, dry leaves, a touch of flowery hops. Dry and easy to drink.

Good lawnmower beer but not great. I would take a few macro lagers over this

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Photo of stanale
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit light for a kolsch

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Photo of LJWalker
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tucquan
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2017-08-05 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz canned on 2017-03-24.

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head that drops quickly leaving light lace.

S - Very-lightly-toasted white bread with a bit of honey, lemon and floral. Very mild.

T - Lightly-toasted white bread with just a slight drizzle of honey and more lemon than in the aroma. There's a balanced amount of bitterness in the finish, which doesn't stick around long and lets a mild amount of sweetness to come through.

M - Medium carbonation and light-medium body. Refreshing and just right for the season.

O - It's an enjoyable but somewhat-insipid beer. I wouldn't turn it down and wouldn't seek it out. For comparison, I had it side-by-side with a Victory Summer Love, which has more character.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summertime brewed by Goose Island Beer Co., with an ABV of 5.10% This Kolsch pours out a deep golden amber color with a small white head. Some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness and mild hop bitterness in the smell of this brew. So far this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up a fruit sweetness , with rich grains and malts. Then a nice slight bite of hops at the end. There is alot going on in this brew. This is a nice smooth drinking brew. There is nothing overpowering about Summertime, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go really nice on a hot summer day. The body of this Kolsch brew is a soild medium, there is nothing to light or to heavy about this brew. The mouth feel is Fruity, Rich Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.50 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. If you are looking for something different look this one up. Goose Island Beer Co., Did a real nice job with this one.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Caveworm
4.24/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a two finger thick head, webbed lacing, and a clear medium-light golden body.

I smell bright and fragrant malts and wilder grains.

Tastes like mellow malts with the light fruits mentioned on the labeling. Appropriately quenching.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co. will get a rating of a 4.25 from yours truly.

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Photo of EMV
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Falls quickly with solid lacing.

S: Grains and noble hops. A dash of fruit.

T/F: Cracked grains... grassy with mild sweetness. Just enough hops to balance it. Light in body... creamy/buttery mouthfeel with delicate carbonation. Finish is clean and crisp.

O: An easily sessionable and inoffensive beer. Mildly sweet and crisp... good mouthfeel. Nothing exciting but a good poolside warm weather beer.

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Photo of nater919
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFNC
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
1.86/5  rDev -46.4%
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 +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
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 +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alemmer91
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,398 ratings
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