Wild Herd
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #140
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,937
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 8.4%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 15, 2023
Added:
Jul 31, 2020
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Kölsch style ale brewed for Buffalo Wild Wings.

20 IBU
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Rated: 3.63 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Jan 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.65 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Jan 06, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Nov 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Goose Island Wild Herd Kölsch, 5% ABV. Pours golden with a one-finger white head that left foamy lacing. Nose is malty, taste follows. Decent mouthfeel, overall very good.
Oct 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by eluvah from New York

Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
The "Tall Pour" at Buffalo Wild Wings for $3 a bargain!

The look on the pour is quite nice with a 2ish finger head and lively carbonation, but the head quickly fades to a ring around the glass that leaves no lacing, a bit disappointing but it's cheap beer.

The smell is even more disappointing. Somehow the kag managed to get skunked, I don't remember it being lime this last time I drank this beer, but it's been a while. Some malts peeking through but the hops definitely got messed up in this keg somehow.

Taste brings some redemption with a nice malty and sweet flavor right at the frond that fades into a light lager-y almost Corona flavor on the aftertaste. Hops are detectable but not very bitter more of a grassy pine flavor hiding behind all the malts. Quite nice and easy drinking actually.

Feel is quite smooth and easy to put down almost creamy on the palate despite the lack of head retention. Seems like it could be served ice cold or even at cellar temp since as the beer warmed not much changed besides bringing out more malts.

Overall it's a good and cheap beer the $3 deal seems to not be a limited time, as both times I've had this beer it was 3 bucks at stores a couple hours away from each other. Decently flavorful with a forgivable imperfection. I don't know enough about kolsch to say weather it's an accurate recreation or not.
Apr 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Mar 24, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Honestly this really isn't bad. Not the best example of the style but pretty solid. I see some roasting cuz its on tap at B-dubs or because its some corporate thing but idk. Its one of the better things I've had from Goose besides BCBS.
Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.43 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I am trying a pint of this beer off the tapper at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mount Vernon, Illinois. It poured aclear golden with thin white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had subtle lemon notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with crisp light malt base with subtle lemon citrus highlights. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by 98green from Michigan

Mar 10, 2022
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pretty good beer for the price, but that’s it. Not an average beer.
Mar 04, 2022
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Rated by Taiga1 from Oklahoma

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Reminds A LOT of Hogaarden wheat beer, has that similar strange aftertaste. But if you like that beer this is right up your alley.
Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.35 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.37 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.44 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2021
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Rated by OsKaZ

4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love the flavor, bold taste. Not bitter at all, Goes down smooth and refreshing
Oct 23, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by BudLuddite from Connecticut

Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Roguer from Connecticut

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.51 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Aug 28, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.76 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jul 30, 2021
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
22oz draft at b-dubs

Filtered look, small cap of foam, 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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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 4.15 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by plaid75 from New York

Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Mar 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings
Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.95 by Sellen from Connecticut

Dec 07, 2020
Wild Herd from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 48 ratings