312 Urban Wheat | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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
Ranking:
#45,688
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
4,657
pDev:
15.04%
Bros Score:
3.45
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
1,293
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Photo of JDoHo
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peterpunk15
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
3.76/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy, golden, yellow color, 1 inch off white head, spotty lacing
S: Bread, lemon, hay
T: Sweetness right up front, bread, cracker, a slight lemony bite, very refreshing
M: Light to medium
O: A very refreshing, great tasting beer. I love a wit and a German hefeweizen and this style is just Americas version of those styles.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MackT
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Heard this was a big seller, meant to attract those that want to have “a few”. Was a disappointment. Headless, aroma bland, 4.2% would be ok if the flavor was there, which it isn’t. Will not recommend. Glad I only bought one bottle.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy gold with a thick white head and visible carbonation.

Smell: Grassy wheat malt, a surprisingly present hop scent, some spice.

Taste: Very mild. Bready malt, a bit of bitterness overlaid on it, and some wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness and carbonation.

Overall: A pleasant (if not very complex or bold) wheat ale for the summer.

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Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucular
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly enough this is my first time trying the 312 Urban Wheat. It's pretty unremarkable, with decent wheat flavor and a moderate citrusy/floral hop presence. Would be enjoyable enough at the beach or a baseball game.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tallboy can from the LCBO; packaged Mar 13 2018. Brewed in Montreal for the Canadian market and served barely chilled.

Pours a bright, sunny golden-yellow colour; effervescent, too, and it's all topped off by an inch of puffy, resilient white head. Great retention, but it does wilt eventually - somewhere between 5-10 minutes later - leaving a thick coat of foamy lacing behind in its wake, not to mention a creamy collar and soapy cap. Looks fantastic, but I've not got much to say about the nose - lemon peel/zest, cereal grains and a generalized wheatiness are about all I can pick out. Smells clean, and appropriate for the style.

A passable light wheat ale; it tastes mostly of gritty, grainy pale barley malts and wheaty bread. It also has a bit of syrupy/honey sweetness that I don't find to be beneficial, as it distracts from the faint hints of citrus zest and grassy straw that can barely be perceived towards the back end. Light in body, with middling carbonation levels that soften considerably as you make your way into the glass - perhaps not as crisp as I'd like, but very smooth. One thing I can never take away from this beer is the fact that it is eminently easy to drink quickly.

Final Grade: 3.65, a B grade. 312 Urban Wheat is not what I'd call Goose Island's best mainline offering, but this sort of stuff has its place on the shelves. I mean, let's be honest - it's basically a light beer, and viewed in that context this is a much more palatable option than the other macro alternatives. It's not really something I see myself buying with any sort of frequency - personally, I'd prefer their Four Star Pils - but that's no reason not to give it a try yourself.

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Photo of isaac_barrow
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GratefulFC
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden. Low carbonation. head only lasted a minute or so. Smell is straw and wheat. Taste is straw and wheat. Caulky. No citrus, flowers, or spice. Seems a little bland. Not very interesting.

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Photo of Giangio
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a slightly hazy yellow with a ton of carbonation. The beer smells of sweet bread and and a very light lemon aroma. The beer is a simple wheat beer in flavor nothing bad about it but nothing stands out about it. The beer is light and easy to drink.

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4.68/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derve
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drichman14
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerMan247
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 4,657 ratings