VertBaconStrips (2300) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ICK! On tap in Nov 2010 as ’2010 Autumn Gose’. I’m a dolt - I thought this was a gueuze and they just spelt it differently... boy, was I in for a surprise. Obviously I had never heard of ’gose’ style before and didn’t even know about it until a couple of months later. Clear and deep amber brew. My nose is questioning this selection: peanut butter, caramel, cinnamon and vinegar! What the fuck???? The taste is also totally bizarre: peanut butter, dull cherry, caramel, weak roast, sourness that I just had to get used to, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Zippy. Peanut shells. Throat ripping sourness and vinegar. I sure don’t like this peanut butter quality. Bottom half was finished quickly so we could get over to Hair of the Dog.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Parkway. Clear, light amber pour with a short white head and no lace. Lovely sour and caramel nose. Medium body is moderately sour balanced with caramel, black cherry and some sucrose sweetness. None of the negative flavors (metallic, band-aid) that afflict some sours. There is some nuttiness and an almost whisky umami that makes for a clean finish. The wheat character is there, but it’s very much in the background. Love this one, a top-drawer sour!
BuckeyeBoy (5640) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Raccoon Lodge. Pours out a copper topped with a small white head. Aroma was spice, pit fruit, vinegar, and some funk. Taste was as the aroma with lots of spice and light sweetness.
3fourths (9059) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nutmeg and cinnamon give it a strange herbal tea and cider character. moderately strong acid with a medium-thick body. frothy carbonation. nutmeg and cinnamon up front with prickly acid, and dried leaf and earthy soil notes linger across the back. interesting but perhaps my least favorite of the seasonal gose series.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Sour cherries and red wine allusions dominate this Gose’s understated saltiness, while lactic acid dries up the slick body.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin ring of foam crowns the hazy red.
-The aroma is not that close to authentic Goses.
-The prickly carbonation and prevalent fruitiness make this approachable to non craft beer lovers.
-Didn’t get much of the coriander here.
On tap at Brouwer’s Café.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brouwers. Red copper. Clean. Sour lactic scent. A light saltiness and a soft body. Lactic and berry tartness and gentle sweetness. Short finish. Nice sipper.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Autumn Gose. Draft. Sampled Oct. 2010 at the Barrel House: Great-looking, with wonderful lace patterns. Surprisingly smooth with a light carbonation. Salty and sour, with a moderate amount of acidity. Pleasant notes of cherry, tart raspberry and sweet pear.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very fruity on the initial sip then sweetness and a tartness assert themselves. not as sour as other Cascade offerings. less acidic. good beer but not really a gose like the Leipzigers brew.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours clear copper with a beige head. Aroma of deeply roasted nuts (almonds?), roasted malt and toast. The flavour is considerably sweeter than the aroma let’s on, as well as some sourness, with elements of citrus, sweet & sour dried fruits, and a little nutty character. Quite nice.
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub. Pours a totally clear, transparent copper amber with some very thin white head. Aroma of spices, dried fruits, yeast, a touch tart, vinegar, dark fruit. Flavor is tart, cherries, the malt comes through too, some light spice, dried fruit. Medium bodied, tart finish.