Summertime | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good summer refresher.Its clean, crisp, with some bitterness.Its best if its cold and your hot.I found it alittle cloudy,( perhaps Kolsch Bier is) and a bit high on carbonation.
taste picks up citric hop and lemon with zest. I enjoyed this limited seasonal brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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


A: Clear gold with a nice white head.

S: Lightly floral hops, sweet grain, not much else.

T: Mildly fruity esters, a bit of hop bitterness, fresh bready grain in the finish.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: This is ok. A very mild and inoffensive kolsch. Refreshing but not very flavorful.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a Goose Island variety pack and this beer was one of the three. My wife likes this type of beer, and I decided to taste hers. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste.

A: Yellow in color, with some bubbles in it. One finger head.

S: Wheat with slight hint of lemon.

T: Wheat with lemon, some hop bitterness.

M: Light body with a smooth taste.

O: Enjoyed this cold brew on a 95 degree day. It was very refreshing. Would not hesitate to drink it again in the future.

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3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a light and bright summer beer, with some interesting fruity notes for a kolsch, somewhat similar to the sam adams summer ale, although of course a different style all together, the mix of spice and fruit reminds me of the sam. the pour is light and clear, less than golden in color, with a short lived white head less than an inch tall. I smell fresh oranges, subtle hops, and wheat malt. I know wheat is not typically associated with the kolsch style (correct me if im wrong on this), but I smell and taste that classic wheat beer malt bill. the yeast has some soft spice notes, less than the sam summer, but in a similar family. nice carbonation and not too too light in body. it stays beefy enough to satisfy a beer drinkers need for some oomph, while being light enough to have about a million of them. it somehow tastes like most other goose island beers in the regular lineup, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,401 ratings