Archibaldo de la Cruz (1068) - - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Spicy aroma with citrusy notes. Flavour is quite dry, spicy and salty with sour lemon. Light to medium-bodied and quite sour aftertaste.
max.shelton (14) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best goses you will find out there. The Germans are slowly but surely realizing that they need to keep up somehow with the rest of the craft beer world, and I think the gose might just be the ticket. A wonderfully floral nose that doesn’t smell like a sour, but more bready. The beer is definitely sour, but the sourness lingers on the palate while the malt fades away, making the beer quite refreshing. People think that using salt is odd in a beer - they’re wrong. It’s perfect -it counters the sweetness of the beer and makes you thirstier, so you drink more. Brilliant! This brew is so refreshing and easy to drink, it’s no surprise that these guys and Freigeist are taking the U.S. by storm less-traditional German breweries.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here’s to one of my most sought after beers being imported!
Pours a lightly hazy pale golden, lots and lots of tiny bubbles though out, with a nice big head.
The aroma has a nice husky graininess with some light yogurt & lemon notes. Some light toasty grain and peppery notes are there as well.
The sourness of the flavor here is just spot on for what I look for in a one of these German style sour beers. Lactic and tart with a nice lemony character that character that you get in a very good batch of homebrewed yogurt. I’m not catching much of the spice or salt character but the nice clean maltiness and light fruity character are very complimentary to the sour character of the beer.
Palate is light and lively.
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Cubes. Expected hazy, yellow body with golden hues. Fluffy white head dissipates slowly and remains clingy. Pleasant, sweet apple aroma with light lactic sourness. Fuller apple flavor with some faint spicy notes and a playful, relatively light sourness. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. Sourness leaves a little slickness. Overall an extremely tasty beer and very repeatable!
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Angels Trumpet. The old me would not seek out flights of low alcohol brew but here i am being semi-responsible at least on first flight. Pours cloudy orange and is darker than i was expecting. nose is lemony lactic fun. tastes of bread, yeast, salty, light coriander, earth, and some citrus. interesting drinkable brew that finishes slightly sour
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours clear copper with an attractive beige head and a fruity aroma. There is an acidic fruit flavor that does taste a bit like gueuze, but not as fruity. Leaves salt on the palate.
rmussman (1512) - California, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a big bottle. Was recommended as it was an original version of a sour. Really enjoyed this beer which was refreshing and citrus base. Very nice brew. Would certainly try to find again.
pete4999 (840) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. I had never heard of this before, but decided to give it a try. It wasn’t as sour as I was expecting...a little bit of fruit flavor in it, maybe some peach or sweet citrus. Had a little bit of sour bite in the finish, but nothing overpowering. Would be a decent intro to more-sour beers for a newer beer aficionado (this is a compliment, not a detraction).
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour a pale orange. Quite cloudy, though that’s not exactly a surprise after following the label’s advice to stir up the yeast before pouring. Foamy white head. Decent retention. Lemony lactic-forward aroma. Some coriander and brine. Some nice fruity malt flavors in the background - apricot and blackberry. Taste is lactic tart with some nice spice and fruit flavors and a salty undercurrent. It’s quite yogurty lactic. Like unsweetened yogurt mixed with lemon rind. Little to no malt sweetness and absolutely no hop character. Light to medium mouthfeel. There’s a little body to the beer, but it’s pretty crisp. The lack of malt sweetness makes the beer feel quite clean. Fun beer. Always nice to find a gose. This would be a fun beer to pair with food.
Ratman197 (7622) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared by Doodler (trhanks Scott!) poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of wheat, salt, yeast, light coriander and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, bread, yeast, salt, light coriander and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lingering salty bread finish.
joeneugs (2144) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a nice golden color with a disappearing white head. The aroma is fresh wheat, hint of lemon and coriander, clove. Bready maltiness. Almost like a hefeweizen with a touch more lemon. The flavor has a pleasant, easy tartness nicely balanced with good fresh wheat. Apricots, lemon with only a hint of lactic acid near the finish. Not much spice or funk coming through. Very light bodied. Pretty nice, easy drinker but too expensive to enjoy in large quantity.