Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Drafts From the Cultural Hub of the Midwest: Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

Web stuff: 
Brewmasters Notes:  Densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body. This gives 312 a balance of flavor and refreshment that never fills you up and won’t let you down.

Recipe Information
Style: Urban Wheat
Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%
International Bitterness Units: 20
Color: Hazy Straw
Hops: Liberty, Cascade
Malts: 2 Row, Torrified Wheat

The 411 on the 312:  This is always a beer that I have drank as a chaser.  Consequently, I've totally missed out on the subtleties of this beer.  It has a slight lemon flavor that is reminiscent of a shandy.  Very refreshing, even on a day when the walk to Bob's had me chilled to the bone.
Grade: B+

1 comment:

  1. Wheat beer don't usually get me all that excited but I had this a couple years ago when I was in Chicago and I'd have to agree with you. Pretty refreshing and more going taste-wise on than the average bland wheat beer.