Goofy Foot Summer Wheat | Spring House Brewing Company

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Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Goofy Foot Summer Wheat is a refreshing lighter style ale with a zesty finish resulting in a perfect thirst-quenching beer. This American-style wheat ale is crisp and clean, boasting a tangy hop bite. It's perfect for a sunny day and may be garnished with lemon.

Added by guzzle211 on 08-10-2008

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 42
Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the taproom by springhouse. This is goofy foot with citra hops. The brew appears a clouded yellow color with a creamy silk topping of white froth that perisits throughout the entire duration. An awesome looking brew.

The smell includes notes of fresh grassy hops. Some citrus elements galore with a touch of grass and herbs.

The taste is a bit grassy and vegetative with rindy pith and bitterness like zest/rind. It is light and yet bright and vibrant at the same time with a mild wheat sort of base grain dryness into the finish.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is nicely done and enjoyable, a clear favorite of all the brews that were on tap during my last visit. Would certainly drink this again.

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Photo of jbridi
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Been meaning to travel to Spring House for a while and finally had a chance to get to their brew pub in Lancaster (well worth a visit). Brought home a growler of this beer as it seemed the best fit for the other members of my household.

The beer pours nicely with a fairly thin head which leaves light lacing on the glass. Color is a pale amber - about like cider and cloudy as is expected with this beer type. Aromas are bread like with a lighter citrus note that is not obvious at first. Mouthfeel is fairly thin - again what would be expected for this type of beer. There is a pleasant hoppiness on the initial taste - not over-powering which fades. The yeast or bread flavor really dominates after the initial taste - a bit heavy for my taste but to be honest this isn't one of my favorite styles.

Overall I would say that this a fairly typical wheat ale. A good summer beer and for those who enjoy this style probably a pretty good example. If you are in the Lancaster, PA area it is definitely worth a taste.

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Photo of orangesol
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the Tasting Room.

A - Pours golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of bready wheat, spices, dulled citric fruit and a light grassy hop bitterness.

T - Starts off with plenty of bready wheat slowly giving way to hints of dulled fruit, grassy hops and some light spice. Finish is dry, not lingering for very long.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth initially growing a little watery toward the end of the glass.

O - As with Dr. Wit this is just ok. Nothing necessarily wrong with it but I will stick with some of the other beers.

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Photo of cps98
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve had 3 growlers of this so far and finally found a chance to review it. Drank it cold from the fridge, poured into a fresh pint glass.

A – Pours the perfect golden yellow, with a nice white 2 finger head. The head dissipates to a ring of white bubbles around the glass. Good lacing was present.

S – Wheat was the dominant smell with citrus, mainly lemon to follow.

T – Very light on wheat flavor with nice refreshing lemon notes. The hop bitterness was present and not over powering.

M – Very smooth and refreshing a very light beer with good carbonation. Everything was perfectly balanced with the wheat, light hops, and bite from the carbonation.

O – Overall this beer was a refreshing crisp summer drinker. I couldn’t get enough of it. Wish it was bottled!

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Photo of philbe311
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's..

A - A moderately hazed light golden yellow color... A slight pure white head quickly fades leaving a splotchy lacing... Moderate carbonation...

S - Wheat... Slightly floral... Vague spices... Lemony... Strong bready malt base...

T - Wheat... Banana... A touch of spiciness... Faint lemon zest... The faintest of hop bitterness on the finish...

M - Quite refreshing... Sharp... Assertive... Clean... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Brisk carbonation... Clean... Crisp...

D - Easy drinking... Super sessionable... A supreme warm weather beer... I would opt for the Diabolcial Dr. Wit in a heart beat, but this one is a respectable offering on it's own by the fine folks at Spring House...

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Photo of Deuane
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy light golden yellow with a medium bright white head. Head reduces to a thin cap and leaves decent lace.

S-Spicy with a nice floral/herbal hop kick. Nice support from a lightly toasted biscuit malt base

T-Sharp, spicy hop pop and yeast zip meld nicely with the toasted biscuit malt. A surprising amount of hop zip in this one. Dry finish.

M-Medium-light bodied and crisp with a good ligering flavour profile and hop bitterness.

D-Spicy and hoppy with a nice, crisp, malt base. A tasty and easy drinking sub 5% ABV brew that fits well with summertime events. Too bad summer is about over! Looking forward to enjoying this one a bit more next year!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz brewery fresh growler into a pint glass. Enjoyed this under it's new name of "Goofy Foot Summer Wheat".

Pours a hazy pale gold with 2 tight fingers of foamy brite-white head. Retains with a thin, yet still frothy look, which leaves some sturdy looking moderate sticky lacing back. The aroma is freshly floral, citric, and a bit spicy, mixing with the sweetness of the pale malts to impart a sharp bready tang in the nose. The freshness of the hops is really working nicely with the malt activity here. Very pleasant.

The taste is similar, with a firm base of lightly toasted bready malt sweetness, which is well balanced by a solid dose of nice and spicy American hop character. Quite the satisfying dry and spicy finish to this. Well done. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a firm carbonation and crisp feel in the mouth. This has a surprising amount of presence for a sub 5% beer.

Nicely done Summer Ale here, with fuller flavors and a crisp and easy drinking nature about it. I was a bit shocked by how aggressive the hops were in this. I foresee a few more growlers of this in my future this summer.

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Photo of guzzle211
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I was able to sample this on tap at the brewery, which is open Weds & Fri 6-9pm. Check their website for Satuday hours as well.

Appearance is light golden, with a healthy white head that lingers. I was able to view it in the slowly sinking evening sun, and it glows rather invitingly.

The smell is complex for a brew on the lighter side of the scale. Hints of banana, citrus, yeast all balance each other.

Summer Wheat's taste is consistent with the style and its nose, a light, refreshing wheat body with hints of citrus.

This a respectable representation of the style that is very drinkable and refreshing. I am strict about not adding fruit to my beer, but I put a rather small piece of orange in my second sample and it was a great thirst quencher on a warm August night. I could see this being a good reward after yard work, or to accompany an outdoor meal (not to mention any time in general.)

I had already gotten a growler of Seven Gates, so my next visit will be for a growler of this. Plus, I am definitely looking forward to future brews by this Lancaster County brewery (rumor has it that a Smoked Porter is planned for fall ... can't wait.)

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Goofy Foot Summer Wheat from Spring House Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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