Wild Herd
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #104
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,676
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.89%
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 03:29 AM
Added:
Jul 31, 2020
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Kölsch style ale brewed for Buffalo Wild Wings.

20 IBU
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3.35 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey on Sunday at 03:29 AM
 
3.37 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Friday at 04:20 AM
 
3.44 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 06, 2022
 
3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by OsKaZ

Love the flavor, bold taste. Not bitter at all, Goes down smooth and refreshing

Oct 23, 2021
 
5 by BudLuddite from Connecticut on Oct 04, 2021
 
4.02 by Roguer from Connecticut on Sep 19, 2021
 
3.51 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on Aug 28, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this should be so bad, literally the rest of its kind is terrible, the macro corporate owned pseudo craft brands made for some lackluster chain restaurant group, like the fact that this is even decent is shocking, but good is borderline radical, and i liked this at that level. sure its just a touch sweet for the style, and yeah, its not dripping in german character really, but it has a lot of redeeming qualities, not least of which is drinkability, this is pale and simple and off dry, but pleasant and clean, and as good for what it isnt as for what it is, not a huge identity to it, but not minimal to a fault either, and one of those thoughtless drinkers that others could realistically aspire to, i think they did a nice job with this, whether or not it hits the mark for a proper kolsch remains up for debate. some head, nice clarity, not a big nose on it but nothing old or weird, some european yeast essence if you look for it, and a light grassy hop flavor note, trace orange, yellow cake, nothing crazy, but its good, and at its best when its frosty. ill take this with the desert heat dry rub on the fries, the nashville hot sandwich, or whatever else this hellhole can throw at me. they have done worse many times before...

Aug 12, 2021
 
3.76 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Aug 10, 2021
 
3.7 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jul 30, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

22oz draft at b-dubs

Filtered look, small cap of foam, some lace. Smells sweet with light notes of cut grass. Taste follows the nose, Light and grainy and green tasting. Not much flavor here, just an easy drinker. Slight off-flavor, there might be dirty tap lines here, or it could be the beer...

It's igt

Jul 14, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

22oz draft at Buffalo Wild Wings. Poured a clear, straw-yellow color with a large, rocky, white head of foam. It left sudsy rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of caramel, toffee and floral notes. Sweet caramel, toffee and with citrus and a mild bitterness.

Jun 17, 2021
 
4.15 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Jun 14, 2021
 
3.5 by plaid75 from New York on Apr 03, 2021
 
3.77 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Mar 22, 2021
 
3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia on Feb 27, 2021
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3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

On draught at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Pours a sparkling clear pale gold with a good head of foam.

The smell is light. Some bread, a sweet note, a little suggested bitterness.

Taste is equally light. Light flavour of bread some malty sweetness, near zero bitterness. Does not taste much different than an AAL.

Body is light; imagine that.

There are way better examples of the style.

Jan 26, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings

Jan 26, 2021
 
3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Dec 22, 2020
 
3.95 by Sellen from Connecticut on Dec 07, 2020
 
3.54 by Zaphog from Michigan on Nov 08, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by TedHead from Illinois

Has a dark gold translucent look with a white head that stinks down to a finger and sticks around for the whole time you drink it. Has a predominantly malty smell with hints of banana and bubblegum coming through at the end. The taste follows the nose and has just a slightly bitter finish. It's incredibly drinkable and goes down easy. Overall for $3 for the 22oz pull I'm not disappointed at all.

Nov 04, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

22 ounce tall glass on draft filled at Buffalo Wild Wings in Canton. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas and flavors of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, wood, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Some corn-like DMS fruitiness, but not overwhelming. Light herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, wood, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Nicely clean lagering, not overly fruity/yeasty. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice kolsch style. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish; nicely soft feel. Clean grains, and balancing noble hops, with restrained fruity yeast. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressively well made style example as expected of the brewery.

Oct 19, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by LongBeachTrijet from Kentucky

A bit too fruity for a Kölsch, but not a dealbreaker. Grape on the nose. Subtle nuttiness. Very smooth and like a Kölsch, easily drinkable.

Oct 12, 2020
 
3.95 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Sep 28, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

golden clear thick white head lace with fine bead
Smell is malt forward with bread yeast and light sweet nutty odor
The feel is very good with low bitterness and yeasty smooth body and moderate carbonation with mostly dry finish

The kolsch has a fruity tinge of yeast but pilsner malt has low sweetness but lightly toasted taste and slight hop herbal element in the middle with hint of yeast throughout with bready mix with finish that is semi dry
This is a nice kolsch with crisp yet flavorful malt and yeast elements

Sep 05, 2020
 
4.06 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Aug 31, 2020
 
3.61 by bncolin83 from Illinois on Aug 15, 2020
Wild Herd from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 29 ratings