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312 Urban Wheat

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Chicago, IL

Style: American Wheat
ABV: 4.2%

Eddie’s Rating:
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Pair With:
• Halibut
• Salads
• Salmon
I was a bit baffled when Goose Island came out with their 312 Urban Wheat (312 is the area code for downtown Chicago, the Goose’s home). They already had a solid summer beer, Summertime, a very nice take on the otherwise obscure kölsch style. And then I tasted this “urban” wheat, and I understood. It was for those people. Lincoln Park gussies and Cubholes who can’t find any Bud Light to suck down like effluvia through a sewer grate. (I’ve been waiting, like, three months to use the word “effluvia.”) Three words can succinctly describe this “beer”: light, tasteless and fucking unpleasant.

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Reviewed by Eddie Glick on June 3, 2007.
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