Summer School
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #233
Ranked #26,917
3.86 | pDev: 7.51%
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
Notes: Pale straw color, banana and clove aroma, banana flavor, medium body.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thagr81us from South Carolina

3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a hazy pale golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, spice, hay, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, banana, clove, spice, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. I really had no idea what to expect on this one when I saw it on the beer menu while I was enjoying lunch. When it reached the table it was intrigued based on the look. Once I went in to investigate the brew I was a little let down due to the lack of things going on. Honestly I would not have been able to tell you the style of this one based on the aroma alone which is fairly easy to do on most from the style. The flavor was the only tell on it. Worth trying if you want something light and refreshing, but that is about it.

Sep 13, 2013
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Goose Island Wrigley. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a nice, fluffy white head. Good lacing. Nose carries banana, clove, and a bit of bubble gum. Flavor is similar. Good yeastiness and a bit of bready malt in the background. Mouthfeel is light-medium. Pretty good.

Dec 15, 2012
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a murky orange and copper body. Nice lacing. This one actually has a lot of Belgian character to it. Very fruity, a little spicy, clove and malts. Flavor is again fruity and yeasty which surprised me for the style. Very drinkable and refreshing though with medium body and moderate carbonation.

Aug 11, 2012
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found on tap at Chili's, waitress could not tell me what the exact name was so I asked the bar tender.

Appearance: Yellow Amber straw like color with light carbonation. Head was about a finger and did not last long. Could not see any lacing(probably due to the frosted glass it was served in).

Smell: Pepper, cloves, and wheat. Strong on the pepper from what I could smell. Maybe a hint of sweet, almost citrus smell..

Mouthfeel/Taste: light and smooth, with a bitter yeast and peppery taste. After taste was dry and spicy.

Overall: Not at all what I expected, but certainly a good brew. Definatly would have again.

Jul 21, 2012
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at the Clybourn brewpub.

Let's follow things up with a nice hefeweizen, shall we? This one pours a lightly hazy brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises banana, lots o' clove, black pepper, light orange zest, light wheat, and very light lemon zest. The yeast was really dancing through this one! The taste brings in more of the same, including even more clove and pepper. It borders on too much, but remains tasty. The body is a very light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a decently dry finish. Overall, a very nice, decidedly yeasty hefe.

May 15, 2012
Summer School from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 12 ratings