MatthijsE (12) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at De Molen. A little hazy amber colored beer, with a beige head. Fruity and vinous aroma. The taste is sour and slightly salty with toffee, dried fruit and a hint of spice. Sweet and a little tart
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber body with low to none head. Aroma has resin, florals, oak, woody, dried white wine, caramel, really complex aroma, notes of mead but dry. Taste has high astringent bitterness, caramel, acidic after taste, little bit sour too. High alcohol sweetness. Body is full with pretty high soft carbonation. Love it.
teorn88 (3028) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle from Etre Gourmet. It pours an unclear straw color with a small white head. Aroma is yeasty, citrusy, funky, with notes of lemon juice, grapefruit skin, bread dough and vinegar. Taste is funky and mildly acidic with lemon juice, tangerine, hay, funk, grass, lactic acid. Finishes tart and dry. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, tasty gose
DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Bottled 4/13. Hazy amber. Aroma of cookies, malt, oak, vanilla and sourish fruits. Flavor has malt sweetness, fruity sourness, caramel, cookies, vanilla and a drier finish. Rounded slick mouthfeel. Donít get much Gose character here, but itís a nicely balanced sweet & sour Barley Wine. Very good!
rzymol (25) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the greatest from De Molen. High alcohol content prevents the formation of nice head of foam but this is really minor issue here. The aroma is full, the taste is very essential, a barley wine redefined. Very enjoyable, slow-drinking beer - to me it takes at least 1-1.5h to finish the 33cl bottle. A perfect way to highlight the dinner. Thank you, De Molen. You did it great once again.
RW80 (802) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Deep mahogany colour with a tiny beige ring.
Aroma: bourbon, alcohol, berries. barrel on top of some caramel and
Taste: Light sour, quite sweet. Sweet caramel and some hops like barley wine combined with some sour fruits, (berries citrus) completed with oak, vanilla, rom the barrek. Alcohol is there, but in a good barley wine way.
Full body. soft carbonation.
Quite interresting and a hybride of Gose and Barley wine with some influence o the barrel,Allthough I do think the Barley Wine aspect is dominant.
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol, berries. flavour is bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, sourness, berries, citrus, oak, caramel. Full body. Strange beer, but still a nice one.
dresden (940) - 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 (5844) - 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 (7411) - 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... Iíll rate this as a Barley Wine not as a Gose.