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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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Etan
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -15.3%

Photo of CorvetteMike
4/5  rDev +13%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a sparkling dark straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured grainy pilsner malt and a light fruity ester.

The taste consisted of grainy slightly sweet malts, a grassy hop and a pleasant fruitiness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty summer quencher.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 1,389 ratings.
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