312 Urban Wheat
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #229
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,092
Avg:
3.39 | pDev: 15.04%
Reviews:
1,004
Ratings:
3,849
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 08:04 PM
Added:
Apr 16, 2004
Wants:
  100
Gots:
  1,341
SCORE
77
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312 Urban Wheat312 Urban Wheat
Notes: Crisp, bright flavor shines like city lights on Lake Michigan. Hazy and unfiltered, our award-winning Urban Wheat Ale's flavor flows from start to finish.

18 IBU
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Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Thursday at 08:04 PM
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Reviewed by wanmei_xiatian

3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good for summer. Overall, the smell and taste is kind of simple and not aggressive.
Look: clear golden color
Smell: lemony aroma
Taste: light, watery, smooth, not offensive, little to null aftertaste
Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
I know I have had this many times and was surprised it remained unreviewed (at least by me). Flavor is kind of thin but does have some tartness and citrus notes. Unfortunately, the carbonation strangles the early flavor after which the aftertaste is watery and kind of fizzles out. Just not close to what I'm looking for in a wheat beer.
Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A light, refreshing summer offering. It doesn't quite come off as a wheat ale. A subtle lemony citrus character with a light biscuit flavor. Very crushable and good for what it is
Sep 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by chris826 from Mississippi

Sep 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Sep 11, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Slightly hazy straw yellow with a modest and short lived white head.
The aroma is crackers and a hint of lemon.
The taste is fresh biscuits, hints of banana, lemon and cloves.
The body is light/medium, good carbonation level, smooth and very drinkable.
Altogether, this is a refreshing and enjoyable wheat ale. Should be good for a warm summer day.
Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by theKiwiJones from Wisconsin

Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 24, 2022
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Reviewed by VXRDUGO

3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Purchased in 2022, looks like they updated the packaging to a more modern look so I am giving it a plus for that. The smell and taste are more present than I would imagine from a wheat ale, plus for that. Citrus flavor that stands out the most, really refreshing and the carbonation isn't extreme but good enough to feel smooth going down. Absolutely recommend on a hot day.
Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Marvicsin from California

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
smell is very light. the taste isn’t bad typical wheat beer flavor. one of the better wheat beers i’ve had. the feel is nice and light as well. overall i think it’d be a great summer lounge beer
Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a pale yellow with a white head that fades quickly, spotty lacing.
Smells grassy, grainy, wheat, tastes is similar.
Thin body, not much carbonation.
It's drinkable on nice day, just not my "glass of beer".
Oct 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by trickynicky from Maryland

Aug 06, 2021
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Rated by lagrluvr

1.16/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
practically nothing. practically water
Jul 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours pale yellow with a 1" white head, which fades to a wisp. Minimal lacing. Hazy.

Aroma is floral, grass, bread.

Taste is light citrus, slight spiciness, wheat, yeasty.

Thin bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Rather mild tasting wheat ale.
Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 1.53 by JulianaT

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Purchased as a single bottle from Kroger for $1.69. Poured into a hefe glass.

L - Hazy goldenrod with a three-finger sudsy, thick cream head.
S - Bubblegum and wheat. Spray-starch. Slight lemon peel.
T - Exactly the same as the smell.
F - Well-carbonated and sudsy. Clean finish. Wet. Very approachable.
O - An alright choice for a mid-day beer. The perfect beer to review as my 100th BA beer! I'll be honest - the flavor and scent profiles are simplistic even for the style, but the feel makes up for it all. It's nice and refreshing, and would honestly pair well with any sort of summer fare. It's an incredibly drinkable wheat ale, with plenty of inoffensive qualities. It's just that nothing really stands out, except for the beautiful three-finger head that lingers to the completion of the brew. This is going to sound a bit silly, but it's almost like drinking dishwater - but in a weirdly good way. I'd buy this again as a beer to offer house guests, but not so much for myself.
Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white cap that lingers, minimal spotty lacing. Aroma is mild, lemon. Flavor follows the nose. Feel is light bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall a decent beer without any real pluses.
Jun 17, 2021
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Reviewed by luckyseven from Michigan

3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked this one up at the local liquor store because I remember going to Chicago Cubs games as a kid and seeing 312 being advertised and sold all over the place. I thought why not give this one a try on this beautiful Memorial Day here in Michigan. I will say the bottle on this one is beautiful. I am a guy who drinks straight out of the bottle and I will say this is one nice-looking bottle compared to your other generic wheat beers. This beer has a very wheaty smell and to me smells just like a "beefed-up" version of a typical American lager such as Miller or Coors. That smell goes right into the taste because this is a very wheaty/grainy tasting beer. While it is filling, this is a smooth beer that would go great with a day on the lake. A nice 6 pack of this stuff will serve you will an incredible day on a summer day.
May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.35 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.4%. Pale golden colour, hazy when the yeast is poured in, moderate white head. Spicy aroma, notes of cloves and coriander, hints of ripe bananas. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth. Refreshing flavour, spicy notes again, a touch of banana, but the beer is quite dry.
May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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Rated by Grounder from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Decent summer beer, not remarkable or offensive in any particular way.
Apr 23, 2021
 
Rated: 2 by jeschaefer from Texas

Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by mike_sergey from Illinois

3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Straight up good beer. It’s one of totally watch a game and drink, as it’s nice wheat profile is unobtrusive but pleasant. Nice golden color and decent foam head to it. Definitely have had better but it’s not the worst.
Apr 05, 2021
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Rated by Flachs from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A great drinker.
Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by GRhoads from Ohio

Mar 05, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Hazy, bright golden color. Nice white head with good retention and nice lacing. A good looking beer.

S---Strong wheat and grain with lemon backing those notes.

T---Wheat, grains, and then some honey and lemon. Tasty.

F---Medium bodied, which is fairly heavy for the style and ABV. Well carbonated.

O---I guess I like this one a lot more than everyone else. This is a pretty good beer to me.
Mar 04, 2021
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Reviewed by TomQBigBeerGuy from Michigan

3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz can, cool marketing. Hazy straw yellow color. lemongrass aroma with subdued wheat. Crisp taste that showed smooth fruit with hops near the end. Overall, non-eventful.
Feb 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.24 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours straw yellow, semi haze, 1cm head. Definitely smells like a wheat. Tastes like beer. Nothing stand out, nothing bad about it. Just straight up beer.
Feb 12, 2021
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