Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
1,354 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
Read the review
SummertimeSummertime
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:
131
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,354 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of tylerthetiger
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of mwbrady12
1.25/5  rDev -64.7%

Photo of OHara
1.45/5  rDev -59%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not a Kolsch. Bitter. Not recommended as a Kolsch.

50 characters

Photo of Msxmollyrose
1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

Photo of GrizzlyRogers
1.71/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Usually I enjoy goose island beers however this time I was shocked I didnt particularly care for it. Tasted peachy and somewhat bitter, looked golden with a thin white head, smelt fruity as well, but it was smooth overall. Was kind of hard to finish, since i didnt care for the taste

 283 characters

Photo of javlin624
1.75/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of zismasterflex
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Kyrojack
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of AceMan
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Mike_Moe
2.04/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Appearance: Light golden yellow color, with a small blonde head.
Aroma: Light white orange smell.
Flavor: Very light wheat orange flavor, non-hoppy. Medium to light bodied, good carbonation.
Overall: Not a good beer. Very harsh finish. The more you drink, the less of it you want.

 280 characters

Photo of jrallen34
2.05/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4.5

I drank this from the tap into a pint glass.

The beers pours a dright, clear, fizzy pee colored gold with a white head. Has no lacing.

It doesn't smell like anything and tastes the same.

It tastes like water, utterly horrible. It looks like a bud light and tastes like natty light.

 284 characters

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 BrewsandBlues
2.16/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of prisdefer
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of jim_carignan
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Bakker
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of hardy008
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

There's still snow on the ground, and Summertime Kölsch is on the shelves. Seems crazy, but why not pick up a single?

Pours a clear yellow to gold color with a one finger foamy white head with decent retention and lacing. Smells like lemon, with grassy and herbal hops, and biscuit malt. Not exactly my favorite combination of ingredients.

Tastes much like it smells with lemon, grassy and herbal hops, and biscuit malt. Some sweetness, with bitterness and tartness. Overall, not working for me.

Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Nothing special here. I have had many better Kölsch's than this one.

 610 characters

Photo of Tates
2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty disappointing. Not very refreshing (I poured one cold and another just cool), nor is it particularly smooth. I found some citrus notes but just barely. Aromas are non-existent, Mouthfeel was good, and while taste was not unpleasant, I certainly won't reach for this beer again unless my only other option is Bud Light Lime. Drinkability is fine, but this beer is just boring.

 382 characters

Photo of jp32
2.42/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow in color with a mild haze to it. No head retention, dry and fizzy looking.

The nose is malty, and I notice some faint fruitiness that reminds me of orange peel, limes, maybe rotten apples, and coriander. Some sort of souring odors.

The taste is quite boring, almost non-existent. A touch of citrus comes through, but not in a hoppy way. Gosh, this is one of the boringest beers Ive had in long, long time.

The mouthfeel is very light-bodied and has a crisp refreshing effect. This one is easily drinkable, just not that great tasting.

 559 characters

Photo of Ellbert
2.46/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer looked wonderful. It was a little couldy but it had a beautiful white head and laced wonderfully.

The smell was ok. It was full of grains and a little malt.

The taste reminded me of what straw would taste like. It tastes like there was a lot of wheat malt used in this. There wasn't much sweetness and it wasn't very refreshing to me.

Not enjoyable.

 368 characters

Photo of ccurrid
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Damian74
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 1,354 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe