PW's Year of Beer: Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat

By Eric San Juan
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Sometimes, you just want to split a pitcher with a few good friends. At times like that, you’re not looking for a burly imperial stout or aggressively sour wild ale, you want a crowd-friendly, easy-drinking beer that won’t get in the way of good conversation. Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat fits the bill. Pouring a pale straw color, by appearance the only thing that sets it apart from mass market lagers is the creamy thick, long-lasting white head. Unlike those flavorless lagers 312 gives you a little something to chew on. But just a little. Touches of citrus, wheat, a bit of lemon and the faintest hint of banana bread make up the flavor profile here, but expect all of this to be subdued. This is a beer meant for laid backing drinking. Try it at Jon’s Bar & Grille, 320 Market Café and The Goat’s Beard.

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