dresden (890) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tony! Pours a viscous orange syrup. Strong oak, vanilla, booze, and uhhh something? This thing really opened up nice once it was warm, boozy and warming, but it was definitely closer to a barley wine than a gose, maybe a wheat wine? no real saltiness, but a bit of a lemon zest and oak. Unique if nothing else.
b3shine (5597) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; definitely on the barleywine side though. A fairly transparent amberish caramel with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of caramel, toffee, oak, hops, and salt. A bit of orange liquor as well. Tastes like it smells with a full but somewhat tart mouthfeel. Really interesting, and enjoyable.
rosenbergh (7162) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled Apr 15th 2013. From some webshop. My de Molen rating #50.
Deep mahogany colour with a tiny ring.
Sweet dark fruits, strawberry, sweet malt, mild woody dryness and fermented berries in the aroma.
The flavour is sweetness... a whirlwind of sweetness really... strawberry, dark fruits, plums, fermented berries and some sweet malt. Gose? Seriously? Come on... I’ll rate this as a Barley Wine not as a Gose.
bytemesis (3360) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to summer secret santa! Pours cloudy hazel, small tan head, disispates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, green apple, oak. Flavor is quite sweet, light plus bitter, salty, malty, oaky, hot, apple, orange peel. Some light tartness is present as a background note. Medium body, lingering salty bitterness. A bit harsh. Not at all what I am looking for when i open a "gose."
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, almost no head (but 12% ABV). On the nose we have strong malty base with sour notes and hints of the barrel. In taste strong maltiness with sour ending. Alcohol almost not noticable, warms in the mouth. Full bodied, low carbonation. Taste a little like sour barleywine. Interesting for sure but rather not for repeating.
Ferris (4530) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Lightly soured malt. Cloudy copper with a decent beige head. Light malty tartness and some barrel notes. Very odd in this category, like a mild Flemish red.
bursprak (674) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky amber pour with a small head. Nose has light tartness, overripe fruits, tobacco and some alcohol. Taste has some light tartness lingering, some ash and ripe apples. Pretty good!
djd07 (3727) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel, candy sugar, funk, oak. Thin mouthfeel with the tartness from the gose upfront and finishing with candy sugar, oak, booze with the barleywine, really complex and interesting.
tricksta_p (1201) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of ripe fruits, apple, orange peel, vinegar, oak, vanilla. Flavour is tart fruit, strong fruity sweetness, some warming alcohol. Finishes tart and dry. Peculiar but good.
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear amber, sweet sickly orange and caramel, salty, acidic, light toffee.