DuffMan (9285) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Jeff. Hazy bright golden with a generous white head that shows excellent retention. Aroma is evocative of sweet tart berry fruit. Lovely bright palate with flavours of gooseberries and subtle spice, finishing with a delicate tartness that never quite reaches sour proportions. Nothing saline about this beer at all-- my fears were not realized! Actually an incredibly refreshing lighter beer that I wish I could have more of. An unexpected pleasure!
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear golden with big white head. Aroma of dust, fruit, nuts, white bread, apples, tea, lemon. Taste well balanced, slightly sour, slightly sweet, with a hint of salt.
lello4ever (589) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorato arancio, velata, schiuma bianchissima a grana fine di buona persistenza. Al naso lievito, erbe e coriandolo. Bevuta conferma la nota salina, lattosa, coriandolo e leggermente agrumi. Molto leggera. Note lattiche e acidule presenti ma non fastidiose. Interessante birra.
The_Osprey (5816) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home as ’Gasthaus & Gosebaruerei Bayerischer Bahnhof Original Leipziger Bier Spezialitat Gose’; 4.6%, BB July 2016, brewed with coriander and salt. Hazy orange, highly sparkling, huge foamy beige head dies down quickly. Aroma is lime and coriander, some ginger, herbal tea, quite floral, berries. Body is light, spritzy carbonation. Taste is coriander and clay, ginger and light grains, some lime squash, carbonated ice tea. Very refreshing. Makes a change to try a German gose! Tasty and worth trying. Interesting.
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Bir&Fud, Roma - IT. Color: cloudy pale blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: saison and herbal notes. Sourness and astringent. Some spicy notes. Lactic finish. Taste: light body with lactic attack, sourness and astringent. Good attenuation and quiet drinkable. Nice herbal and floral notes. Aftertaste: lactic with saison yeast notes. Fresh sensation. Good beer, quiet drinkable. Good balance.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a German stange glass.
Appearance: The color is bright yellow with a cloudy haze and a bright white head. The head is tall and slow fading. Lacing is light and slick.
Smell: The aroma is mild overall with light sour malt notes, minerals and a touch of lemony citrus.
Taste/Palate: It has a light cracker like malt base with mild sour notes. I also pick up some mineral and dry spice notes with light citrus tartness. The finish is crisp dry and mildly astringent.
Pyrmir (5413) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hof ten Dormaal, thanks! Dark golden with thin white head. aroma is malty, slight minerals, white grapes, slight salt and slight fruit. Nice and subtile notes. Taste is malty, minerals, faint salt, light lactic, white grapes, lemon, A bit on the sweet side for my palate of goses
Cunningham (6778) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts with some difficulties. Hard to get in the glass. Seems to have an high carbonation. But not a gusher. Anyway a nice unclear yellow color, and off course a quite bit white head. The head stays for a long time. Annoying actually in this matter. Nice fresh aroma with a fine intensity. Starts really well. Looks god and a fine aroma. The body feels a bit light. Mostly due to a to high carbonation. Fizzy mouth feel. A quite mild and balance flavor. Everything in harmony with each other. Wheat, herbal/coriander, citric and mild salt. Not very sour, and not very lactic either. Lovely stuff on a sunny afternoon. Just a bit to high carbonation destroyed a quite high rating.
[Bottle from Ølgaarden/Gulating in Fredrikstad, Norway]
ozzatoadisback (67) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden, average and quite stable head. Aroma is soft bready malts, gentle acrid notes (citrus) and maybe a flowery hint. Taste has a soft bready malts foundation plus salt and citric notes; it’s moderately sweet with distinct but delicate tartness and a quick refreshing finish. Body is light, mouthfeel is very easy and smooth but still quite lively. Pleasant, easy and highly refreshing
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival II 2016 (16 V 2016). This original Leipziger Gose came from the traditional bottle, of which I of course bought another one. I had already heard a lot of this archetype Gose beer, originated from Saxony. A kind of a Berliner Weisse (sour) with coriander and salt (spices). The sample looks dark yellow with a small white head. The nose actually is a dry white wine, with subtle peach flavours. The taste is flat, dry, soury, yet not too tart. White grapes, lemon water, evens some malts and lacto. A light bodied, perfect quencher. Glad to have had this one. The Gose in the different variations is more interesting though.
wheresthepath (2075) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Hazy gold with a negligible white head and a light but prickly fizz. Salt and lemon smell. Salt is in charge of the flavour too but not overwhelmingly so; there’s space for some light lemon, a touch of funky tartness behind and some spice in the finish. Maybe a bit thin at times and lacks the wow factor, but otherwise well balanced and refreshing- although with that usual gose marketing genius thing of the salt leaving you thirsty for more!