dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cheeky taste from the keg at Great Grog. Pours pretty hazy (though it’s still settling so that would explain that) yellow with a thin frothy white head. Really fresh nose - predominantly clean spicy lager hops, but there’s a hint of tart berry underneath, and a definite sour/salty thing going on too. Really a lot going on in each mouthful! A touch of crisp pils malt up front, quickly taken over by sharp gooseberry tartness, some lemony hop flavours too and just a hint of salt on the finish. Just enough spritz to keep the flavours moving - could be a tiny bit fizzier, but only a tiny bit. So, so complex, but amazingly refreshing at the same time, they’ve really nailed this one! Really, really outstanding.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler at home in London, picked up at Noble Fine Liquor. Pours very cloudy, pale yellow with a sturdy, frothy white head that leaves some snowstorm lacing. Funky lemon in the nose, hints of soured wheat. Light sweet flavor with lemony tang, mild lactic zip, hints of white bread, underripe peach. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Fresh, cleansing finish, hints of doughy white bread, some salty bite, very light funky tang, more flicks of citric lemon. Phenomenal stuff overall. Stupidly drinkable with nice nuance and lovely balance. The 500ml I had of this went way, way too quickly.
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had keg at fynefest this year lovely beer lovely taste smell look really enjoyed this the keg ran out to early or would have drink this all day
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Takeaway bottle filled from keg at Great Grog, Edinburgh. Murky orange pour. Aroma is great: lots of citrus, sweet peach, sea salt, lightly fragranced soapiness, and lemon rind. Taste is unreal, just wonderful: peach, light tropical flavours, sea salt, tart lemon rind, defined (slightly funky) fruity sourness. So well balanced. Lingering sea saltiness and lemon rind tartness on the palate. So incredibly refreshing. Jesus, this is a cracker of a beer, one of the best I’ve had in a long time.
BazScott (62) - - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden opaque colour, with a slight head. Distinctive gooseberry flavour. Effervescent tingling sensation on the tongue. If you like gooseberries, you’ll like this.
cgarvieuk (20430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 tap at the bat ..big murky hazy orange amber ... small white head ... soft mellow banana wheat nose... again the banan wheat up front ... soft funk... and tart lemon juice .. or is it indeed the tart goosberries ... light salty linger ..again too fizzy for me. Be interested to see this in cask but not sure it would work.
Tap at the bat feb 2014...this version unlesd stu says otherwise... Light hazy amber.. Thin white lacing... Light dry zezty light funk... Light yeast nose... Dry zezty tart fruits.. Juicy sift... Light salty... Yeah this is why i like this... Very drinkable
DanielBrown (4343) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham. Delicious beer. Light, fragrant, beautifully balanced sour and wheat. Very drinkable indeed. I wanted to gobble this whole. Honestly, you wait 10 years for a Göse, then drink 3 in a week. Madness. This is totally different again, to the two prev examples. A mad style yes.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at church key in DC. Hazy gold with no head. Sweet and earthy aroma. Lavender, tart fruit and rose.
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Noble Wines. This was so tasty that I killed it hobo style while walking to the Cock Tavern. Hazy gold appearance with a discrete head. The nose is bright wheaty lemon funk. Moderate tartness. Fresh, summery nose. The taste is wonderfully balanced sweet/tart fruits. Nice lemon and gooseberry. Sherbet hops. A bit of wheaty funk. Salty finish. Eminently drinkable stuff. Nice, light body. Fine carbonation. Overall, a great summery beer. This went down well, even on a snowy walk through the streets of east London.
McNeillR (2147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fizzy and fruity funk nose, slight lemon cheesecake vibe with a hazy light witbeir body and white sheath of a foamy head. There’s a weird pink lemonade pucker to the initial taste, before crisp salty popcorn crunch of a backbone before a good sookering sour finish.
Interesting contrast throughout, smells like it will be much more of a fresh floral palate soother but plays out in a very refreshing and beyond grapefruit quench by the end, salt vibe is very well rubbed into the rest of the mix. I don’t know much about Gooseberries to pick them out clearly, but there’s an almost dry white wine level of palate prep here, really should have had many slabs of Charcuterie to make full use of this.
Keg, Friends Of Ham, Leeds