beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting aroma of tropical fruits, oak, sourness and salt. Pours a cloudy, yellow color with a thick white head. The flavor is very interesting and orginial, thereís a mild tequila flavor along some oak, salt, sourness and fruits. The body is medium to full with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. This is very special and enjoyable.
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 year old bottle. Quickly fading head atop the murky dirty river amber pour. The aroma is without comparables in the world of beer. It is for one very complex and amazingly provides a handful of words which, after 10k beers tasted or so, I do not remember using before. Highly vegetal and spicy nature which brings about notes such as jalapenos, green peppers, celery, sage, oregano, green tea, white Pepper, banana, salt, earth... Phew and the mouth provides more of the same weirdness. The beginnings of oxidation are no hindrance at all in this green and gently liquorous flavor profile punctuated with soft wooden tannins. Fascinating and possibly an incredible partner for the likes of Cuban or Mexican food. But itís made out of Germany of all culinary places.. what a world we live in. The 10.5% ABV is nowhere to be found, the slight heat which caresses the throat at the end of every sip is the only hint and does not suggest double digits. Moderate acidity, sweetness mostly limited to alcohol level in spite of a medium body. Not something I would want to drink anywhere close to regularly, but horizon expanding and therefore an absolute must try for anyone who reads RateBeer.
solidfunk (5004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done gose with a well-integrated barrel aging. Takes away some of the edge that goses usually have in the way of saltiness and tang but makes for a interesting and well-rounded beer. Pours hazy golden with decent head and lacing. Tangy finish. Tap at Churchkey.
weihenweizen (2086) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. green bottle poured into a glass. Translucent orange with small off-white head which dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma is tequila, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is tequilla, wood, tart, and salty pickles. Alcohol is pretty well covered, flavorful, but is still a pretty heavy beer. Overall not worth he price.
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SL. Labelled "ale brewed with spice and matured in tequila oak barrels." Iím not a tequila fan but this was awesome. Poured into the tulip with a decent and lace-sustaining head, hazy orange color. Aroma of sour and vegetables and oak and alcohol. Drank smoothly, tequila mixed in with all the aroma elements, sawdusty oaky. Mouthfeel was acidic and velvety at the same time, nicely carbonated, salty in the finish. Very nice experience.
Erzengel (5083) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Goseator was matured in Aquavit-casks, at FdB 2014. Smooth, slightly sweet. Hints of wood, not much sourness. The mainpart is fruity, intense, fresh, woody, dark-fruit-sour.
Very nice brew! 13/12/13/12
beastiefan2k (2776) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 This is what an imperial Gose tastes like, its not meant to be good. Itís an experiment. Its full of salt and tartness to the max compared to the regular. Its very tart and crazy but not good. Its flatish its thicky-light. Its a mess but an original mess. I think I get a little tequila, adds a refreshing yet alcoholic aspect. Its a cool but I would never drink it again.
notalush (5279) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Eugene for sharing - well, this is a strange beast - smells and tastes very strongly of vegetables (celery, root plants, cucumber, peppers) - surprisingly tart and only mildly sweet for the strength - some oak - the tequila is fairly evident - fairly soft and surprisingly frothy in the mouth for something so strong - fairly strong alcohol burn in the finish - moderately acidic, mildly doughy - strange.
MichaelAwesome (5370) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Es hatte stellenweise Ansaetze, gigantoes zu sein. Zu Beginn brutal sauer mit echt heftigen Zitronennoten, danach mehr im Apfel, Mandarinen und gar Pflaumen angesiedelt. Alles in allem zum Ende mildsuess und beinahe sueffig. Classy.
McTapps (5376) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out in a hazy light amber colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of acid and nuts with some herbal hints. Taste of acid, sour fruits, thyme, coriander, herbs and wheat. Very complex and enjoyable. Nice one.
hopscotch (10010) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and amber with a tiny, creamy white head. Decent retention. The aroma is an odd marriage of dill and mescal. Full-bodied with a dusty mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The lightly tart flavor features notes of dill and sea salt. Finishes tangy, raspy and fairly dry with a wee dash of sea salt. Odd bird, this one. Fortunately, I like pickles, tequila and salt, so I have no gripes. The high abv is not at all apparent.