312 Urban Wheat | Goose Island Beer Co.

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312 Urban Wheat312 Urban Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by DrunkMcDermott on 04-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,552
Reviews:
927
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
1,233
For Trade:
0
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Photo of farmerjohn251
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack77
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feuematt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow colored beer with a light lemony zest flavor , light bodied and very easy drinking. I imagine best for summer months but I would drink it any time of year.

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TylerGoble1
4.57/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drinkdontthink
4.22/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoohMooh
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw/amber, slighty hazy. No head to speak of.

Smells of lemon, sour apples, banana. Toasted bread.

Taste is bready. Banana and lemon. Very light bitterness. Apples too.

Pretty thin body, light carbonation. It's almost too drinkable (the low ABV probably helps).

It starts off a bit bland and boring, but gets better as it warms.

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Photo of Albertdidz
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rufus1
2.36/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a pretty clear yellow into a fifteen ounce mug the same temperature as the beer. Two finger white foamy head that settles rocky and dissipates slowly. Nice lacing.

Note: This beer is six months past its enjoy by date.

Hits the nose with skunk. Lots of it. Some lemon hops and a dash of grains.

Tastes of nothing in particular. A little skunky.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with high level of carbonation.

Won't judge it overall because of its past due date, Maybe another time.

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Photo of stanale
2.99/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hazy_fo_shazy
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pretty clear for the style. Medium yellow. Unimpressive head.
S: Pleasant cereal/grain - balanced with some citrus peel (lemon) and grass. Nice.
T: Crisp, light... follows the nose. Didn't find it as fruity as some, but enough dry hop, grassy bitterness to balance a nice malt profile.
F: Light and crisp. A quaffer for sure. If you want something with some body this isn't it.
O: I liked this more than I remembered. Can slam a bunch of these and the flavor/balance is there.

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Photo of thommo_nk
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is okay, very crisp, very dry.

Would drink it again but not seek it out.

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Photo of ethanwalshe
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atniup
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. It's almost like a shandy though. Very fruity. It's almost like it doesn't know what it is, but it's good. I wouldn't complain if it wasn't quite as light, but it's fine. I haven't had a terrible beer from GI, and this isn't either.

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Photo of scud83rp
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of JakeScully
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this one at my local mall in northern France and was pleasantly surprised to find it here. So The review :
12 oz bottle poured into a teku glass.
Pours a two inches white head fading quickly.
This wheat ale is not particularly memorable or remarkable in any way. It's actually the weakest of all of Goose Islands products that I have tried so far. Not to say it's bad, but their beers are usually very good...

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Photo of Redman414
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden body, short white head and lots of fine lacing. Quiet nose, a bit funky. Taste is has subtle banana, white bread and mild tea flavors. Superbly clean, extremely drinkable on tap. Giving this another try, it is far better than my first experience.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow hazy gold color. Smells of wheat and some caramel. Tastes of sweet wheat and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall this is a decent wheat Ale.

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Photo of Beachops
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PJK
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 4,552 ratings.
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