Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
1,355 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
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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:
1,355
Reviews:
506
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
131
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,355 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of arillinoming
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Colin32
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Myotus
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured at 42°F from a 12oz bottle (born on 13Jan16) into a stange. Allowed to warm up to 45°F before reviewing. Consumed on 24Jul16.
SMELL: Mild aromas of biscuits, caramel, and grains are balanced by subtle aromas of peaches, pears, white grapes, lemon zest, earthy hops, and floral hops.
TASTE: A balance is instantly established as mild flavors of floral hops and grains commingle on the palate. Mild flavors of caramel along with subtle flavors of peach, pear, and white grape bring a calm sweetness as grains grows stronger. Further malt and hop balance develops as mild flavors of biscuits and earthy hops make their debut. The profile closes with subtle flavors of lemon zest, spicy, hops, and bitter hops as all prior flavors maintain.
NOTE: While this may have not been the best of beers, this does accomplish its purpose. It's crisp and refreshing and I can easily picture myself popping open a bottle during the heat of the Texas day. It's a good alternative to those disgraceful Radlers.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigP83
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No head, smells fruity. Bland taste, creamy mouthfeel

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Photo of hegg4345
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of joeseppy
4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wife picked this one for the beach. Aroma is yeasty with lemony essence. Taste is lemon esters and bready. Creamy mouthfeel. I will reiterate what my wife says and I concur-if you are tired of the summer shandies this is a great alternative. I sessioned a sizer and took a great nap on the beach. These go down smooth and frankly pretty good.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmadsen
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurt20
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skinsfan221
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tracker83
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 1,355 ratings.
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