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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: 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
Ranking:
#41,898
Reviews:
518
Ratings:
1,398
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
3.27
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
149
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,398 |  Reviews: 518
Photo of emwild12
2.15/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mribbens
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Inbev and GI produce good looking beers, this shouldn't even be an opinion. This one is golden, lots of carbonation and clarity with 3/5" white head. Aroma hits the mild grain/lemon motif.

Taste is similar to Sierra Nevada's Summerfest. I think its made well and relatively traditional, should be more than satisfactory in the summertime. Wouldn't want to bang in fall or spring. Maybe after sweating all day on the slopes once you get back to the parking lot.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from cjs potsdam ny for $2.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Tone
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, straw color. 4/5 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of sweet malt, hint of wheat, slight metallic, and a hint of hop. Overall, good appearance, weak aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Brolo75
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a golden straw pale color with a bright white head, decent amount of carbonation, no lacing, no head retention, beer is clear.

A: Grassy, hay, lemon, bready malts, grains, very subtle aromas.

T: Like the nose, hay, grass, slight lemon with malts, slight bitterness, finish is crisp with aftertaste of lemon and hay lingering.

M: Light bodied with a crisp finish.

O: Nothing impressive, not bad, something I would not reach for again, no hop presence.

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Photo of arillinoming
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Colin32
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Myotus
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
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 +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigP83
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Summertime from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,398 ratings
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