312 Urban Wheat
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #576
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
78
Ranked #49,355
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15%
Reviews:
997
Ratings:
4,834
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
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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
Reviews: 997 | Ratings: 4,834 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
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
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Peach63 from New York

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
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
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md3kcn from North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
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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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
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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luckyseven from Michigan

3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
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
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Sigmund from Norway

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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
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mike_sergey from Illinois

3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
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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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
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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TomQBigBeerGuy from Michigan

3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
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
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Danzifer from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Hazy, golden color in appearance. Decent retention and lacing.

Notes of wheat, lemongrass, citrus and citrus peels (particularly lemon), cloves, banana, coriander, and pepper.

Tastes like a standard wheat beer, but that's pretty much it. Has a nice lemon twang to it, and tastes refreshing. Body is medium-light.

Feb 06, 2021
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bigmike513 from Ohio

3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Reliable refreshing beer with a lower ABV. Nice for a day long drinking session. Nice lemongrass taste and great mouthfeel. Hazy pour. Decent beer.

Jan 27, 2021
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RedbirdRona from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why this beer gets so much hate (probably because it’s owned by AB) for what it is. I find 312 to be refreshing, sessionable, and crushable. What more of you need? 312 is not trying to break the newest boundary but to be a consistent and reliable option wherever you are in the US.

Tastes of wheat, lemon, honey and grass. Has a slight haze to the body. Overall, the taste profile is balanced and keeps you coming back with just enough bitterness to balance things out. Again, this beer is not a world beater but it stands up to most macro options. Give me a 312 every day of the year over any Bud, Coors, or Miller

Nov 22, 2020
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Ducklow from Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste quite a bit like a lemon/honey cough drop. For many this brings back memories of cold/flu. Perhaps some people will feel this taste is refreshing though

Nov 12, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy, pale gold appearance with an average size head and little lacing. Subdued, wheaty, lemongrass aroma. Thin on the palate with a weak, wheatish, slightly fruity/citric taste. Light to medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish. Not a drainpour, but little to recommend.

Oct 27, 2020
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VashonGuy from Washington

3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is a bubbly yellow, with a head that is minimal, and is gone in less than half a second. I mean gone, it just disappears. The smell is nearly not there at all. The taste is wheat and a little bit of citrus. The mouthfeel is better, with a good kick of carbonation. Overall, this is pretty much the definition of a mediocre beer.

Jun 25, 2020
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just1cho from California

3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 12oz bottle*

This poured a pale straw yellow, was clear, and had a good looking finger thick head. It had a good retention to it and left a lacing around my cup when the head dissipated.

The aroma on this was pretty sweet on the nose from the malted wheat, but there was also a noticeable amount of DMS present in the aroma. There was a lot of aromas of sweet corn and steamed vegetables. This wasn't particularly unpleasant smelling, but I wished the notes of the wheat weren't so muddied by the DMS.

The taste follows the nose for the most part, presenting notes of the malted wheat, DMS, but this time also had a decent amount of presence of citrus notes from the hops. In the end of the palate, I was able to pick up on more of the bread/biscuit character from the malted wheat which also had a slight grapefruit bitterness at the end.

This was a very drinkable/"crushable" beer. With very low bitterness and ABV, it also had a light body and a medium carbonation which contributed to its overall drink-ability and crispness.

May 22, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a muffin top pint glass; best by 11 Sep 2020.
A: Pours a hazy, yellow color with a one to two finger, white head, rim retention and very limited lacing.
S: Aromas of cloves, unripened banana, coriander, and pepper.
T: More semisweet than semidry. Palate follows the nose, but wheat character element. Very light bitterness creates balance.
M: Light bodied with modest effervescence. A touch watery.
O: Drinkable and enjoyable. Not a standout, though. Would certainly do well on a hot beach day.

May 09, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer after the Chicago marathon in 2015. Like Immediately after crossing the finish line they gave me a plastic cup filled with this beer. I drank some of it, but couldn't drink the full thing.

Wheat, coriander, clove, light citrus. Very simple and normally drinkable, but not after running a sub 3 marathon. I had more of this later on that day and it was a bit more enjoyable. Light, smooth, crisp, simple.

May 08, 2020
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HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an amber/orange color, cloudy, very effervescent, and has a white head that dissipates very quickly. The aroma is fruity and pleasant, but subtle. I notice a sweet grapefruit aroma. There is a earthy, yeasty, dry taste; typical of a wheat beer, but not much else in terms of flavor. Overall, I consider it a mediocre wheat beer.

Feb 09, 2020
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(I wrote this review on a flight I took in February, but kept forgetting to post it, it's only been edited for spelling)

Reading Bourbon County Stout and Selling Out made me want to try out this brew. Happened to be sold on a United flight I was taking.

Pours creamy white head. The cup on the plane I tried this on was blue, so I cannot give an accurate description of the color.

The nose is has some light spicy phenols, orange peel, crackers, white bread. Crackery retro-nasal.

Taste is white bread, coriander, orange peel, lemon flesh without the acidity. Lightly sweet with a lightly dry and bitter finish. Twinge of alcohol in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and a touch chewy. Body is just north of medium. The carbonation is quite high. Alcohol warmth is uncharacteristically high for a 4.2% beer.

Overall, this is a full flavored, yet very drinkable beer. The only thing I feel is odd is how noticeable the alcohol is for the relatively small amount of alcohol in it.

Dec 26, 2019
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden, lively carbonation, big head dissapeared rather quickly.

Aroma was a bit muted. Some wheaty note and not much else.

Taste was a bit of a let down. Felt like a lager with a wheaty note.

Soft mouthfeel

Wouldn't buy again.

Nov 22, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden colour, not unlike a lager. Smell reminds me of printing ink on paper - head still lingers into a respectable foam. Taste is a carbonated wheat, some grains but nothing special.

Nov 02, 2019
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable, bright, and refreshing. Simple, light flavors of wheat, lemon, hint of banana, and hop flavor.

Not bad by any means, but not particularly interesting. Just balanced and drinkable.

Sep 20, 2019
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Matty_lite

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: starts off nice and beery, finishes a bit tout

Feel: if this was a stoner it would be Cheech. Nice and chill

Again, who gives a fuck about look and smell.

Sep 16, 2019
312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 4834 ratings