Tonight I spent the evening in a sports bar to watch a football playoff game. I knew I was going to be there for a few hours and a few beers, so I chose a beer variety that wasn't too heavy. Besides their usual selections, they were featuring Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale and Milwaukee Brewing's Polish Moon Porter. I had a Polish Moon at the end of last year - and it is a good beer - but the wheat ale seemed like the better choice. It was a good choice.
When I made my choice, but before my first taste, I joked about the name. What makes it an URBAN wheat ale, bits of asphalt? Goose Island says it has "densely populated flavor." I don't know about that, but is was good.
As you can see in the picture, this beer looks like a lager - and it goes down just as smooth. There was no hoppy after taste. It finished very citrus-y/lemon-y. It was a good beer for the occasion. I give it a 3. Although it is a very high 3.
Part of me wonders if my choice of a Chicago beer over a Milwaukee beer, somehow affected the Packers. But I had already had a couple by the time the Packers tied the game in the 3rd quarter, so I think the Packer defensive struggles were not beer choice related.
- Jim from Milwaukee