In this beer blog, we are going to get into the flagship beer, which is 312 Urban Wheat Ale, from Goose Island Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know Goose Island Brewery. Let us get into this wheat ale.
It has a slightly cloudy straw to golden color with a snow white constant head. The smell has a refreshing lemon notes along with yeast to wheat notes. The taste has a wheat to slight lemon notes with a nice refreshing aftertaste finish. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.gooseisland.com):
Inspired by the city of Chicago and 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 that’s immensely refreshing.
- Style: Urban Wheat
- Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%
- International Bitterness Units: 18
- Color: Hazy Straw
- Hops: First Gold, Mt. Hood, Cascade
- Malts: 2 Row, Torrified Wheat
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Closing, as many of you know, I am not a fan of wheat or white ales. It has been forever since I had a 312 Urban Wheat Ale. I would have to say about a year. I picked up a sampler pack and this beer was in it. I am a pretty big fan of the hop Cascade. I would hope so because most beers in the market has that hop in it. Since it has been a while, I was pretty shocked on how much I liked it. Could this be start of liking wheat ales? The second bottle about half way I started having problems finishing it. This is a great refreshing beer. I am just not a wheat ale fan and I might never be. If you are a wheat ale fan, this is the beer for you. I know many people that love this beer and this is their go to wheat ale. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser