jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
aroma reminded me of the sea, kind of course with mild spiciness. poured tanish and hazy with a good spritz, but I’m guess the head retention was probably impaired by the salt?... flavor was down right strange to me. didn’t taste at all like I expected. Salt was present but not dominating. very little weisse bier qualities, and not as much sourness as I was expecting. I can’t say I liked it but found it kind of interesting.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Solan for this! Thin gold pour with fluffy white head. Head is short lived. Grainy flavor. Slight tartness with hints of coriander
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather simplist looking and smelling beer, but what a great flavor. I love the tart sourness of the beer and the complex esters have me wanting more. This was excellent. It would have rated higher were it not for the lack of head and full-bodiness.
daniele (7959) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured a hazy yellow color with a large off-white head that diminished slowly with minimal lacing. Good aroma of wheat and spice. Medium body with smooth texture. Good sour citrus fruity bittersweet flavor with a complex sweet & sour finish of medium duration. Interesting complex brew.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. This is my first gose, and I look forward to it. The color is murky, dark golden and the head is huge and creamy. The aroma has notes of fruit, peach, dust, grain and chewing gum. The flavour is slightly sour, slightly sweet and fruity with lemon being the dominant fruit note. It’s very refreshing, uncomplicated and nice.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330 ml bottle from Bootlegger’s) Pours cloudy gold with a sturdy two fingers of white head. Aroma is sort of honeyish with some hops, perhaps a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, a bit fizzy from the noticeable carbonation. Weepy sheets of lacing. Flavor is quite gueuze-like, sourish and tangy with some honeyish maltiness underneath. Spice/coriander notes emerge more toward finish as it warms. Fairly acidic. Guess this would a German gueuze? One of those that I didn’t particularly enjoy but appreciate its quality.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy pale yellow colorw ith small white head. Nose is light but with touches of wheat, salt, coriander, citrus orange, funk and earthiness. Initial taste tart, citrus, salt, coriander and some grassiness. Similar to lite version of lambic gueze. Mid palate displays some other citrus qualties like lemon. Finishing with a good palate duration and refreshing. Extremely light bodied and easy drinking for a tasty treat. Mouthfeel is a little aggressive like champaign but is interesting. Average head retention.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. BBOLG pours hazy and yellow with a medium-sized fine head. I smell hay and citrus acid. the body is light and crisp. The taste is tart and refreshing with grassy flavors along with coriander. The salt makes a nice balanced flavor with the acid.. I’m drinking this beer after a hike and it is quite thirst quenching. The finish is quick with little aftertaste but a certain nose-tingle does linger.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle by way of thecheeseman... pours a hazy rich copper/orange brown with a wispy off white head. initial metallic malty smell disappears to reveal aromas of musty wheat, orange, earthy spice, grass, tart and a very noticeable mineral/stoney quality like instant lemonade of a vitamin pill. the palate is much more tart than i was expecting... yet very well balanced. flavors of lemon, orange, grass, grain/malt richness, coriander and a bit of chalkiness. warm spicy finish with a salty yeast aftertaste. it later burps up milky lactic acid. medium body with a killer foamy soft mouth feel. neat...