KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AJ’s/ Deep gold color, cloudy, almost pastel, with a fine low head. Quite lactic nose, lemon, wheat. Very bready flavor, wheat, lactic, light lemon. A touch of salt and coriander, especially in the after taste. Very subdued and malty compared to American interpretations. Good, though, and refreshing.
freretoc (872) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue à la pression en 50cl, couleur blonde trouble, petit col mousseux mais compact, effervescence importante. Nez très iodé. En bouche première attaque houblonnée assez floral et herbeux. Continuité sur le sel et le bicarbonate. Fin de bouche iodée du meilleur effet, excellente !
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atlanta Highway). Light fruity nose, with salted butter, lemon, sesame, and yeast. Light hazy pale straw color. Wheat, citric acid, lemon, some honey, and a sprinkle of salt. Thin, lightly tart in mid palate. Refreshing stuff. Coriander... well, maybe just a touch. Nice one, this.
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a golden color with little head. Aroma contains salty lemons. Flavor is lacking that salt and is sour similar to a berliner. This is like gose light. Overall refreshing but not complex.
Baramba (219) - ITALY - AUG 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Pours clear golden, white head, salty and sour, citrus taste, light body
tricksta_p (1356) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Aroma of grains, coriander, some fruitiness, lemon. Flavour is mild sour, much milder than I had hoped. Definitely good, but I expected a little more more from this historic brew.
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with lots of carbonation, little head. Aroma is lemon, funk. Taste is slightly sour/salty though not overpowering. Savory element from the spices though not easily identifiable on my palate. Easy drinker but not anything to write home about for me.
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy gold with a thin head. Light salt and tartness blend beautifully with the wheat backbone.
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. Coriander and tart notes. No salt though. Spritzy and easy to drink. Okay gose.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Resurrection of a bizarre historical beer style from 18th-century Leipzig, a wheat beer with lactic fermentation, salt (!) and coriander (and thus an exception to the Reinheitsgebot)... Stable, creamy, snow white head on top of a cloudy, ’dirty’ blonde beer. Sour and somewhat grainy aroma with wheat, coriander, sweat, jute, yoghurt, grapefruit and mango and indeed, a sniff of salt seems to shine through. Taste a dry sourishness, wheaty and bready, sour cream, just a tad of saltiness though (fortunately) very subtle, finishing again in dry sourishness, but thirst-quenching alright. Interesting, though not my cup of tea.