Summer Hours Lager | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.58/5
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32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 12-17-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,433
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
32
pDev:
6.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.58/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
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

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Photo of viking77
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not real exciting, just good

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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

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Photo of EdFed
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of norinco
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aprabhu
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange body with a soft, sudsy white head and ambient large bubbles. The nose has fresh bread and a bit of wheat. The flavor also shows a lot of malt, more akin to pilsner/corn than bread, and finishes with a lightly bitter, nicely grassy hop bite that highlights how bone-dry it is. The body is actually medium-full with coarse but not overdone carbonation.
As far as analyzation goes, this beer might not be the most curious; as far as something to sip all day during a Chicago summer, this beer is hella on point.

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Photo of Half-full
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is nice balance of hops and malt. Long, dry finish. Nice brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a decent lager offering for warm weather, slightly maltier than expected both in terms of grain flavor in the mix, and body in the mouthfeel, but its still quite light and is classically fashioned, nothing real unique about it, but it serves its purpose adequately. great clarity from the bottle and a short white head, some old worldy hops in the nose, dried grasses, dried limes, and subtle herbaceous spice, a noble type complexion, minimally bitter here though. the lager yeast carries some flavor, which normally i prefer in a craft lager, but here it almost makes it seem less summery, less refreshing, even where the flavor is enjoyable. the hops carry over from the aroma to the flavor, mostly in the finish, clean and appealing and helping crisp this up a little bit. carbonation is great, the body is medium, and although its a little less refreshing than some summer slammers, its easy enough drinking and not boring as the style goes. its hard to love anything these guys are doing right now, and i detest the ipa more than ever, but clearly they are still capable of making good beer, even if they have channeled their energies elsewhere...

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Photo of barnzy78
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, bottled on 19APR18. Brilliant crystal clear golden colored body with a fluffy white head. Spicy noble hop aroma with some biscuity pale malt. Spicy and grassy; sharp yet modest hop bitterness meets biscuity pale malt. Light body, crisp & clean finish. Easy drinking summer beer as expected.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden body, crystal clear. Big, rocky head, white flecked with black dots. The fade is gradual, and the lacing extensive.

S - Spicy funk of the noble hop, a bit of apple.

T - Bright open, apple skin and malty sweetness over a spiced quality, and a bitter close.

M - Brisk carbonation and a dry finish. Light and drinkable.

O - A pretty nondescript lager. Not offensive and well built, but pretty standard issue and not that far from the domestics I avoid.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AD17
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3/20/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/nuttiness, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero fruitiness. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent pale lager! All around great robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Very clean and rich Pale/Munich malt flavor showcase, with great earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Almost a German pilsener, but more malty overall. A very enjoyable and well made offering.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is grainy malts and mild fruit. The flavor is fruit/mild berries, slightly coarse/slick texture, little to no hops and a grainy malt/beery/mostly smooth finish.

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Photo of FBarber
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear crisp golden color. Very effervescent. Three finger white head settles slowly never fully dissipating. The glass is coated in sticky white lacing layers.

Aroma is quite hoppy with some noble hop notes - slightly spicy and floral notes - with a light hint of malts on the nose.

Taste has notes of spicy hops, very bitter on the finish - dancing on the line of astringent. Some wheat and barley malt comes through but is secondary to the malts. There is also a mineral rich note here potentially from the water? I wouldn't mind the hop forward nature of the beer except for the fact that the hops are very bitter and rather astringent.

Feel is light bodied, crisp, medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish with a lingering bitterness that is palpable on the palate.

Overall its a serviceable lager - Could definitely drink this. Id like it much better if the hops weren't so strong and bitter on the finish.

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Photo of Alemmer91
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGust82
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Summer Hours Lager from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 32 ratings