312 Rhubarb
Goose Island Beer Co.

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #106
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,725
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.62%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
4
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 27, 2022
Added:
Dec 29, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Fresh and snappy, this is a version of 312 with rhubarb juice. Slightly sweet with a touch of tart, we love it, and we hope you do too. Drink it fresh.

20 IBU
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 2.77 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
Photo of NeroFiddled
Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Goose Island Beer Co. "312 Rhubarb"
16 fl. oz. can. "...DRINK BY DATE... 22MAY20 0748"
$3.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a hazy golden body beneath a massive head of white foam. I'm trying to wait to see if it'll drop but it's holding up really well. The aroma is sweet and fruity over a gently wheaty malt base. It's bright and welcoming, so on to the flavor we go... it's not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests it will be, and is, in fact, fairly tart. I get the rhubarb and i get the wheat. There's a little bit of spiciness there that might be from the yeast or might be from hops, I don't know, but I doubt it's from the alcohol at just 4.2%, that's just no possible. It's only mildly bitter (the label lists 20 IBUs) but it remains in balance, most likely because of the little bit of additional acidity. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently effervescent. I'm fairly impressed that I've still got a solid surface covering of foam and there's some great lacing left behind. So what to say about this beer? I think in general it's really well made. It's not very complicated but it doesn't need to be as it's simply a wheaty and fruity refresher. The quality is there, and it's nicely balanced. As a change of pace or an easy-going summer beer this one's certainly worth trying.
Review #7,006
May 06, 2020
Photo of CraigDeMoss
Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Best by may 22, 2020. Hittin this one right at its peak, i think.

This is a pretty straight across the board wheat. Goldnbrass in color, nice fluffy head of two fingers. indifferent, foamed lacing.

Perhaps the addition of rhubarb gives it a strawberry tinge on the nose and the tongue. Other than that it’s easy drinkin

Pretty nice. Feels good on a warm day, it’s a good mid to late spring beer. Even into summer it’ll hit the spot if this is what you’re looking for.
Apr 30, 2020
Photo of firesidewithphil
Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
312 Rhubarb is a reinvented classic that produced an even higher quality beer. This rendition of the 312 wheat is golden, not pink at all, and has a nice even consistency. The juiciness that the rhubarb brings to the finish is what makes this beer so tasty. The can says they add rhubarb juice and that makes sense because you get this sweet, well rounded juice at the end of each sip.

I know most people are skeptical of rhubarb in general but put that to the side. If it was a blind tasting, I wouldn't guess rhubarb. It is just a great red fruit (not berry, not sour) finish. The can is fantastic as well, a bright pink and green leaf variation.

The beer is set to release for 3/12/2020 day so please look out for this one.

@firesidewithphil
Mar 10, 2020
Photo of ChainGangGuy
Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
16 ounce can - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a good, deep yellow, just a bit of haze to it. Rather slender, white head.

Smell: Fairly benign aroma, mellow wheat, low citrus, a very light implied sweetness and an equally light touch of tart rhubarb.

Taste: Mild, mild breadiness with a light wheat quality and kiss of grain. Minimally sweet. Modest hop character, just a bit of citrus, spice. Well, the can sure is pink. There're rhubarbs on the label. Even the word is in all caps. RHUBARB. Yet, the flavoring is really light, just a faint bit of tartness. Closes out just as mild as it began.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel.

Overall: A bit pricey for what you get. Easy on the rhubarb. Though, if it's overlaying 312, any more would squelch the beer underneath. Ultimately, I found it to be merely fine. Fine.
Jul 03, 2019
Photo of metter98
Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of rhubarb are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light to moderate flavors of rhubarb with underlying notes of raw wheat.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and makes for a nice selection during the summer months. I liked how the rhubarb wasn't overpowering in the taste.

Serving type: can
Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by Franklin-Yeo from Wisconsin

May 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Apr 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by drstalker from Illinois

Apr 07, 2019
Photo of Lucular
Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I love rhubarb so I was intrigued by this version of 312. It is moderately tart with lemon and doughy flavors and a somewhat faint but recognizable rhubarb flavor. Hopefully I'll run across fresh cans of this in the future.
Apr 03, 2019
Photo of GuyFawkes
Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Released 3/4/19; drank 3/24/19 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big off-white head; a thick curtain of frothy lace.

Rhubarb, honeyed grain & faint strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Rhubarb & faint strawberry flavors up front; honeyed grain & dry grain notes on the finish.

Pretty unique for a session ale; it's not amazing but it's certainly worth a quaff.
Mar 25, 2019
Photo of GrumpyGas
Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
16oz can poured into a pint glass shows a clear yellow-gold body and almost floats a 1/4in fluffy head that disappears to a whispy cap and leaves erratic lacing.

Muted floral aroma.

Flavors of rhubarb, cracker, a sense of wheat, and earthiness. Immediately after the initial hit of tart rhubarb the taste levels out to just beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, and leans medium with a drying finish.

This would be great in the summer, especially at 4.2%
Mar 13, 2019
312 Rhubarb from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 12 ratings