Summer Hours Lager
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
American Lager
Ranked #205
Ranked #27,261
3.53 | pDev: 6.8%
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 17, 2017
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Notes: Summer is coming! And what better way to celebrate than with Summer Hours! Whether your company lets you clock out early during the summer or not, Goose Summer Hours is the perfect beer to enjoy all summer long from the “end of the day” to the end of the night.

Goose Summer Hours is a crisp & refreshing lager that has a light, bready malt character balanced with a clean Noble hop flavor aroma.

33 IBU. Hops: Hallertau. Malts: 2-Row, Munich.
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Rated: 3.45 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 02, 2021
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Well, I am a couple/few days late for Summer 2020, but such is the nature of beginning a new job. I am 10.5 hours/day, 6 days/week at our local USPS P&DC so it keeps me off of the streets & out of trouble as one aCANquaintance recently said of me. It's never too late for a CANQuest (tm) entry so here I go!

From the CAN: "Goose Summer Hours Lager"; "We don't need to be the only beer you drink."; "We just want to be the Best Beer you drink."

I got some foaming action through the vent upon CANducting the Crack! so I quickly proceeded with an Emergency C-Line Glug to alleviate this burgeoning CANcern. It really is not that much different, but a tad quicker. This resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that left a load of lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a return visit from The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon, all clamoring for a taste. Nose held a bready, slightly sweet maltiness, but not much in the way of hops. Mouthfeel was medium, but big for a Lager of any stripe. The taste was decent, more malty than hoppy, although I did get a slight Noble hop grassiness. Finish was in that Twilight Zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry. It was decent, refreshing, but well short of being the "Best Beer". YMMV.
Sep 24, 2020
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
There is a best by date on the back of the bottle. I taste some malts with some light hops. This is an easy drinking spring & summer beer. Cheers! B-
Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 3.34 by Myboymi from Kansas

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 3.47 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by RBorsato from Virginia

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a bit of malts. Taste is of bready malts, a hint of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, it's very refreshing, but there is not a lot to separate it from much cheaper lagers.
Dec 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Hackattack from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is not bad at all. It has a bright malt flavor and a lightly tinged taste of hops in there as well. This would be a great session beer at 4.5 ABV.
Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 3.4 by rorjets from Connecticut

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 3.38 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

Nov 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of citrus hops, slight honey, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of an American Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable dryness. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of citrus hops, slight honey, and a hint of wheat. Overall, light-bodied, but well blended.
Nov 13, 2018
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear medium golden yellow with moderate persistent head.
Smell is a grainy, bready malt with light spice.
Taste starts with light, sweet malt followed by a smooth apple flavor and a mildly bitter finish.
Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Summer Hours pours a bronze color, with a big, long lasting head. Sweet grainy aroma. Flavor is sweet and smooth, with a light, but noticeable hop bitterness. Good body and feel. Overall, this is a very good american lager, smooth and easy to drink, hints of sweetness, with just enough hops to balance it out.
Oct 17, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island

3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Last one for me six pack for the summer.
L - See-through clear amber with one finger white head. Fair lacing.
S - Malt more so than hops.
T - lingers on the palate.
F - Fairly crisp light mouthfeel. Thin body.
O - tasted better in the summer (when s bitcfredher) and would be a good summer there, as advertised.
Oct 01, 2018
Rated: 3.13 by Jcreek from Illinois

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 2.79 by SolarPower36 from Florida

Sep 15, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taste: crisp wheat, malts, fruit notes, light finish. Mild malt nose. Amber hue, clear, Foamy white head and lace. Light body.
A lighter lager for hot weather. 33 IBUs
Sep 06, 2018
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A nice start to my trip through the American Lager series. Pours a clear golden color. Tastes clean and crisp. Slightly bitter finish. Great summer beer.
Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.47 by brewtalthrone from Ohio

Sep 01, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by edthehead from New York

Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint.

Look - Crystal clear golden with a medium white head made up of large bubbles. Visible streams of strong carbonation.

Smell - A pleasant dry breadiness with grassy earthy hops. Has an unexplainable homeliness to it.

Taste - Tastes nothing like the smell. Has a surprising overripe fruit sweetness to kick things off with that ends with a light floral tone and quickly dissipates to nothing. A simple and pretty beer that I can imagine is refreshing on a hot summer day.

Feel - A thin body with almost no fizz makes this an easy drink. A bit more carbonation would go a long way with this though.

Overall - Good enough but not that great. Fine enough to drink but far from my favorite.
Aug 27, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Bkglm from Massachusetts

Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.18 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by JDoHo from Michigan

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Aug 03, 2018
Rated: 3.33 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 02, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear "pissy looking" yellow, small white heads that fades to a ring.
Lightly hopped, cereal and grains. Lightweight, easy drinking summer beer. Nothing memorable about it but if I had 12 in a cooler covered in ice, I'd be good!
Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear amber,medium body with just below average carbonation. Aroma of cereal,malt, and a slight floral smell
..taste was very similar,not sweet,far from any strong hop bitterness. It works really well for what it is..a very decent summer beer thats good to have while sitting out on the patio
Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Tasted in a Spiegelau lager glass from a 12 fl oz can on June 15, 2018. A crisp and refreshing lager that has a light, bready malt character balanced with a clean Noble hop flavor aroma.
Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of sweet caramel, toffee and grassy notes. Sweet caramel with a mild bitterness.
Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with some white lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with notes of bready malts and slight hints of spicy hops.
T: The taste is a little maltier compared to the smell, and has flavors of biscuit and bready malts along with notes of grassy hops and hints of mineral water. Only a slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems like it could use a little more hops to brighten things up as the malts were a little too prominent.

Serving type: bottle
Jul 04, 2018
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Rated by viking77 from Louisiana

3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not real exciting, just good
Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Grain, toasted and bready malt, light fruitiness, and some grassy and spicy hops

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the toasted and bready malt, grains, and some spicy hops and then picks up some grassy notes. Finishes with lingering grain and toasted malt

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice summer lager that is easy to drink
Jul 02, 2018
Summer Hours Lager from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 65 ratings