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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: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

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

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Ranking:
#41,335
Reviews:
522
Ratings:
1,408
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
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Photo of BeerBeast
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

A-Pours a light golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has floral and lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a floral and lemongrass flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A decent IPA

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Deep gold with orange highlights in the light. One finger of fizzy white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Spices, soft bread, citrus peel.

Taste: Almost nothing. Very mild citrus peel and a sort of wheat malt flavor despite not being a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Full body for the style, with good carbonation.

Overall: I'm confused as to how it can have such a nuanced smell and full body but taste so mild.

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Photo of uncleotis
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
2.49/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cyclonece09
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours golden orange with a tiny white head. Smells of wheat, very sweet. Tastes of wheat with slight citrus. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of Half-full
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

**
11/11/12

On Tap at Marty's.

AROMA: Licorice, Vanilla Toffee.
LOOK: Light Brown
TASTE: Licorice, Vanilla Toffee.
FEEL: thin


Heavy for a summer beer, but some strong taste notes even if they are not well balanced.


**

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Photo of AyatollahGold
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,408 ratings