312 Urban Wheat | Goose Island Beer Co.

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312 Urban Wheat312 Urban Wheat

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

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

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3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Finally grabbed one just for all the random hype now many months after the AB-Inbev buyout. This one brewed in Fort Collins.

Looks appealing with the small floaties expected for an unfiltered brew. Golden/straw color with thin bubbly white lacing.

Aroma: fairly bland - thought I had poured a Coors or MGD. Get some earthy grains, bready scents.

T: underwhelming wheat presence with more of a mild pale ale flavor. Hints of lemon, faint orange peel along a broader biscuity backbone. Expecting more full-on wheat for an unfiltered ale

M: medium to light with oily/slick finish

Expecting more flavor from an unfiltered wheat. I would prefer this brew over many generic offerings out there, but given the many options available that go well above and beyond in the wheat category, I will pass on this in the future.

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3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a Weizen glass.

A: Light gold, hazy body topped off with a modest fluffy head. The head wears down to a thin, foamy lace.

S: A lemon/citrus scent dominates the overall nose of the beer. Grainy notes traces of herbs also break through.

T: A fairly tart lemon-driven taste is present on the first sip. Notes of bitterness from the hops even out the lemon taste and leave a pleasantly dry finish.

M: Light body with enough carbonation to make it a smooth and refreshing beer.

Overall: I generally recommend this beer to people. It's refreshing and non-offensive. It's worth a try, I like this in the summer. It also compliments fish and white meat well.

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3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a new mix-o-case at Costco, brewed at AB in New York. 12 oz. pry off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden straw with a rich white cap of foam. Moderate retenion on the foam and light lace follow. Very light in color like a beech wood tone yet with a hint of amber.

Nose is wheaty up front and with an odd lemon character. A bit of exposure does mellow the smell and lessen the initially artificial lemon component to yield a pleasant wheat and hop nose.

Taste is simple with lemon bread up front, a smooth bready finish and again a flash of lemon on the aftertaste. Feel is light as expected given a 4.2% brew yet with enough of a grainy texture to keep it from being too thin. Wheat and lemony hop spice concludes a sip.

Easy drinking, light and sessionable. Not really memorable in a good nor a bad way. Basically Squirt with a few ABV's in the mix. I'd prefer Blue Moon in the future. Blasphemy indeed and after a revisit on a United plane. But at least a semi real beer on a plane is progress, progress indeed.

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3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a hazy light golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick film with a ring around the glass. Aroma of wheat, bready malt and a hint of banana. Flavor of grassy hops, biscuit malt, wheat. Closer in taste to a light pilsner than a wheat beer. Light bodied. Pleasant, but would have liked a bit more wheat character, this leaned towards a light standard ale in flavor. Finished the glass and enjoyed it, but would probably not buy this if I was in the mood for a wheat ale again.

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312 Urban Wheat from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 24.7% out of 100 with 4,562 ratings
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