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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Our version of an unusual, yet resurgent, beer style. It pays tribute to the pleasantly sour, slightly salty wheat beers that originated in Goslar and became popular in Leipzig, Germany around the late 1800ís. A great introductory sour beer, Hibiscus Gose receives coriander and sea salt during boiling, then we steep dried hibiscus flowers at the end to create a vibrant pink hue (really, though, itís pink!). The result is a tangy, sweet and sour ale with a refreshing citrus character.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Thin fruity nose, quite floral, cookies, and grain. Pinkish amber color. Light sweetish fruit, mild sourness, light lemon, small spice. Thin-medium body. Okay. Much fruitier than most gose.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7175) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle. Pink-orange, hazy, with a fine, airy head. Nose of berries, hibiscus, lemon, cream. Rather sweet flavor, lightly sour, salty, cream, vanilla, hibiscus. Too sweet and milky. Not really my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, shared by me, in my dining room, just now.
Pours a nice pale golden color, hazy, with a pinkish hue, a nice frothy white head and some decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma has some saltiness & floral notes, itís got a really nice lactic funk, some tart fruit and some mild spice.

The flavor is just lightly sour & nicely lemony with some yougurty lactic character. The hibiscus is mild, but well employed and certainly noticeable adding some floral flavor and bitterness. The beer has a mild sweetness but finishes fairly dry. The saltiness is maybe a little more prevalent than what I usually find in a Gose, but by no means is the beer overly salty.

Refreshing 4 damn sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4483) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 1/22/15

Aroma: The aroma is fairly sour/tart, some floral notes as well, some light fruit notes.
Appearance: Pours a clear pinkish-orange color with a fizzy head and some light, drippy lacing.
Flavor: The flavor is fairly tart, fairly sour as well, it has a fruity sweetness, finishes a little salty.
Palate: It is medium bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel and a pretty good drink ability.
Overall Impression: This is some fairly tasty stuff. It mixes the tart and sour flavors with the sweetness and salty hints nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a clear pinkish color with an off-white head. Notes of hibiscus throuhgout, with berry fruits, lemon, lime, wheat, sourdough, and a splash of salt. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, funky, dry mouthfeel. Good. Easy sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (624) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from bottle into pint. Pours a slightly pinkish gold with a two finger head that rapidly completely dissipates away. Aroma - floral with sweet citrus notes and a touch of ocean/salt. Taste - dominantly sour initially, with citrus predominant, some floral notes, and then a salty wheat/bready finish. Good grief this stuff is delicious and I should have bought far more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle split with Jenny. Clear pink pour, minimal head or lacing. Nice tart ní fruity nose: watermelon, sour apple jolly rancher. Passionfruit, tart, nice salinity. So damn refreshing. Clear, crisp, tart and salty gose like I love with a nice fruity kick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6570) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
zamboniís are overrated .. . pours a 7 year old girl pink .. light foam .. . mild tartness, berry, and hibiscus .. . smooth mouth and a mild quick finish .. . escape a roo

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4077) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Hazy pink color with thin lasting head retention. Aroma shows strong amount of ocean salt, light hibiscus and sour wheat.

Flavor has the floral hibiscus mixed with the sour wheat with a blast of sea salt in the finish. Very salty in the backend. Effervescent carbonation level with a lighter refreshing body. I like it but the salt in the style is slightly off putting to me personally. Still a really brew. 12 oz. bottle provided by shrubber85.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle
A refreshing gose demonstrates that in capable hands an American brewery can do just as effective a job as a European one. Adding a little bit of a twist with hibiscus this release does not aim for complete authenticity. Even so it should be in the fridge of every serious beer rater who likes world class low gravity beers.

Aroma / Appearance - A peachy transparent body shimmers with active carbonation. Fresh offwhite head adds a pleasant contrast as well as trapping the salty peaches, fresh hibiscus petals, and more springtime depth.

Flavor / Palate - Peach, saltines, and sardines refresh a parched palate. Flowers in bloom in the middle of summer sweep towards a slightly sour finish. Polished from start to finish this well priced Boulevard offering provides something for everyone. If you see it locally do not hesitate to buy at least a single.


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