wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 7/15/14 from a 12oz can purchased at Green’s Buford. Pours clear, light orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is wheaty malt with some tart citrus peel and a touch of vinegar, almost briny. The flavor is even more tart than the nose suggested with a very clean wheat malt, a lactic touch, and a very dry salty finish. The body is medium with an almost creamy texture, lively, filling carbonation, and a long tart and salty finish. This is by far the saltiest Gose I have had to this point.
szymonskc (581) - Skórcz, POLAND - OCT 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zapach średnio intensywny, słód, cytrusy, trawa, chleb, zboże. Kolor słomkowy, opalizujące. Piana niska, drobna, szybko znika. W smaku wytrawne, lekka kwaśność, lekka słoność, niska pełnia, słód, cytrusy, trawa, przyprawy, cytryny, sól. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie.
williamherbert (1509) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pineapple yellow color. No head; looks slick.
Saltwater taffy nose. The sour/tartness is more lemony than anything. The salt positively leaps out of the top of the glass.
Taste is key lime, sour lemons, with a slightly vinegar finish. It’s tart but mildly so; just a bit of a mouth pucker, not a full on duckface. Citrus-forward.
The feel is buttery and slick. A very solid Gose; once you get past the saltiness (some can’t), it’s pleasantly mild.
Vaiz (4336) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Hazy pale yellow pour, no head. Aroma of lemon, citrus, grains, some spices and peppery. Flavor is very bitter, slightly sour and with a hint of salt.
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold with an off white head. Lightly sour, hint of tartness, wheat and lemon. Easy palate, textbook gose, lemon, tart, refreshing, bitter finish .
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Large white head that mostly dissipates atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some lemonade, light salt. Taste is moderately sweet, sour/tart lemon, light salt, lemonade. Light-medium body, some acidity, light stickiness.
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at an Albert Heijn supermarket; ABV says 4.0% so apparently a tad less strong than the can version depicted here. One of the best known American Goses, with loosely structured, off-white, bubbly, coarse head quickly thinning into a wafer thin rim around the glass and some dots in the middle; lightly hazy yellow blonde with somewhat greenish hue. Aroma of sourish grains, old cardboard, fresh apple juice, soap, sourdough, vague salted lemon, subtle coriander seed, faint hints of banana peel, raw celery, old cloth, something vaguely metallic. Gently souring onset, lactic but a tad lemony as well without becoming puckering, yet drying the entire palate in a soft kind of way; fruity hints of apple, apricot and unripe peach, light salty touch on the sides of the tongue - actually lighter than I am used to from the style. Carbonation is quiet and subdued, mouthfeel is light and smooth but thin as well, almost a tad watery. The soft, almost minerally sourness, reminiscent of sparkling water with lemon juice in it, continues over a soapy wheat middle with bread crust-like accent, and lends a crisp, refreshing character to the finish, where it is met with a pinch of dry coriander seed, accentuating the soapiness of the wheat but in a very subtle way; the salty touch returns in the end too. This is a straightforward and quenching, but subtle and rather restrained rendition of the style: most other Goses I had, contained more outspoken saltiness (I get little Sauerkraut or pickled lemon in the taste here) and more coriander; the low ABV in combination with the low carbonation makes for a very light, if not watery mouthfeel with even a very slight metallic touch somewhere. I have no doubt that this is about the worst condition I could have tasted this beer in: this must be a lot better when fresh, or even from a can in some specialized beer shop. A bottle from a shelf in a supermarket is never the best place to get a beer in top condition, so I will give this another try if I encounter it again in another form and other circumstances. For now: a bit of a letdown actually, I expected more ’oomph’ in the salt and coriander department and a less clean profile, this is almost like a pale lager with sourness built into it, if I were unwilling to detect the more subtle flavours. But this sourness is just about right and does have a very quenching, crisp, refreshing effect, no doubt about that. I will use this as an introduction to the style, though, since it is easily the most accessible example I had so far...
bubblehouse (1366) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good gose. Has a nice sour taste but is really easy to drink. Good but not great.
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$2.29 can from Whole Foods, CHO. Pours extremely pale golden, small white head. Aroma is sour: lemon, grains, mild herbs. Taste is lemony, hose water, other fruitiness, tiny bit of salt in the finish - pretzel salt - in fact it almost tastes like it came off of a soft pretzel. Not bad at all.
samires (113) - POLAND - OCT 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemony with some wheat-grainy notes. In mouth dry to the bone with lively salty tang in the end and minimal bitterness. Fari sourness and tartness. Nice, easy, drinkable and nothing really spectacular when it comes to clean gose.
goozen (3850) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,355ltr: Hazy golden colored brew with an dry and tart taste, very fine slightly hints of salt. Good entry level Gose from California.