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Local Option Schmetterling Gose

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Schmetterling Gose is a modern interpretation of an ancient top fermented saline sour ale native to Saxony. Local Option Bierwerker took the task of reviving this unique style that disappeared during the early part of the 20th century. True to its antecedent, Schmetterling Gose is brewed with equal parts malted wheat and barley; seasoned with black lava salt, coriander, and hops; and fermented with yeast and lactobacillus. Light bodied, highly carbonated, pale in color, with a subtle aroma of spice and citrus and a dry, crisp, refreshing finish, Schmetterling Gose is ideal in summer months but appreciable year round.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oeltroll (16) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
Consumed in large quantities at Green Street Smoked Meats. Bready, lively carbonation, lemon zest, slightly grassy. Conservative spicing added to the high drinkability of this beer. Pairs particularly well with BBQ where sour qualities cut the fatiness of meat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Draft at colicchio and sons. Pours a amber brown color with no head. Sita like a whiskey but taste is tart a fruity. A little blnd for a gose/ expected it to be more tart ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Keg at Cask Pub & Kitchen. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The nose is sweet lemon, biscuit, wheat, grain, herb and barnyard. The taste is biscuit, cheesecake, herbal, lemon peel, dough and just a touch of sourness with a dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Not sour enough for a man like myself and bit too much cheesecake.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Cask Pub & Kitchen. Appearance: cloudy yellow, tiny white head. Aroma: sour with a good dash of yeast, lime and pepper, a hint of coriander. Flavour: milder than expected from the aroma, fresh limes, yeast, a little pepper, quite a dry mouthfeel, fairly quickly dissipating lemon and yeast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
Draft @Søernes Ølbar. Pours an unclear yellow, under a low white top. Yellow fruits, fresh yeast, herbs and mild spices on the nose. Taste is light lemon-fruity with spice and yeast notes. A refreshing note of salt shines through. Dry, tart-ish fruit ending. Very refreshing and moreish. [22.07.13]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 2, 2014
Keg@cask, Pimlico
Hazy pale straw blonde foamy white head. Tart nose with tropical fruit notes. Fairly full bodied, slightly sour, salty tang, lactic dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (1835) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap; Hazy straw/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of wheat, citrus, & some spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt/wheat, yeast, citrus, and mineral/salt notes; Finish is dry and fairly tart/sour; Interesting brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Draft at local option, bartender talked me into it. Usually don't like the style. Good beer. Yellow orange color with small white head. Aroma is sour fruit. Sour, but not too much, taste. Dry. Lemon or line peel taste. Enjoyable and light

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkSanta410 (176) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at el bait shop in des Moines, Iowa. Pours a light golden with little head. Aroma is mild sourness with hints of lemon. Taste is very mild, drinkable but not bold like the Westbrook Gose. If you are looking for a bold salty/sour Gose then look elsewhere. Mild. Dissapointing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013

Draught @ Orsted Olbar, Norre Farimagsgade 13, 1364 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Against the Grain Local Option Gose ].
ABV: 4.5%. Unclear light to medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, cheese, spicy - coriander, sour notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, sweet fruity, mint, light salty. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20130914]


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