TMS Beer Project: Goose Island Summertime

Goose Island Summertime

Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Company, Chicago, IL

Type: German Style Kolsch

Receptacle: 12 ounce bottle

Drinkability (1 being Jim Jones' kool-aid, 10 being the nectar of the gods): 7, This beer is definitely drinkable, although after a while the subtle fruitiness (like my persona) becomes more pronounced and you'll need a palette cleanser. That said, this beer probably lends itself better to a sixer on a hot summer day than a 12 pack of poundage.

Heartiness (1 being fresh mountain spring water, 10 being a pureed pork chop infected with swine flu): 3, In the previous paragraph I used the phrase 'subtle fruitiness'. That should tell you all you need to know about it's heartiness. Really, if you can handle the superior Goose Island 312, you can handle this. It won't put any hair on your chest, but it's certainly no Miller Chill.

Intoxication (1 being your friend's weird pentecostal grandmother high on Jesus, 10 being Boris Yeltsin on a week long bender in the Crimea): 5, 4.7 % alcohol. That's also the percent chance you'll get drunk after one. Much like interest on your student loan though, it gets exponentially higher after that first one.

Celebrities You May See Drinking This Brew: Goose Gossage, Emmanuel Lewis, Christopher Nolan, Jazzy Jeff.

Affordability ($ being chicklets in Tijuana, $$$$ being diamond encrusted braised lamb shank from a trendy cafe on the Champs d'Elysee): $$, I bought a 12 pack on sale for $11. I'm no good at math, so...you do the math.

Overall: 7.5, A very solid beer, this is essentially the metro-sexual brother of Goose Island 312. Crisp and fresh, and a little sweeter than it's brethren, this one is good for grilling out in the sun and shirking chores.

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