HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a watery golden color with a thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is earthy, basementy, cheesy, with lots of yogurt, funky and bizarre in a good way. Flavor is salty, malty, with dough and tart wheat notes. Somewhat acidic and mineral. Hay and cotton, wheat chaff. Slick bodied, finishes salty and interesting. Weird and bold for a new breweries flagship beer. But, it’s hard not to be excited about a brewery that takes a chance like this. Fun, approachable gose.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Fork restaurant. Pure yogurt. Sour taste unbalanced and met with a distinct yogurt flavor that makes it nothing like a gose. Not drinkable.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Served in a Unibroue tulip.
A: Pours a semi clear yellow color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.
S: Seems like gose with a big yeast profile, almost like a hybrid wit. Spicy yeast, mild salty character with a lemony tartness. Slightly sweet wheat notes.
T: Wheat sweetness with a slightly tart lemony character. Light salty notes with some fruity esters from the yeast. Understated and refined at the same time.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Dangerously drinkable and inviting.
O: Really basic, but nuanced in flavor and complexity at the same time. All the flavors going on at the same time were nice and I’d happily have this again.
Serving type: on-tap
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark. Had draft at Chicago made fest. Roasted on tongue. Coffee and caramel in nose. Long mouthfeel.
charule (604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Revolution. Poured hazy yellow with good white head. Farmlike slight sour citrus aroma. Light carbonation sour straw taste. Interestingly refreshing.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Oak Park Microbrew Review 2013 (Oak Park, IL). Pours a well hazed straw hue, bit of darkness in the middle. Good glow, cakey brighter white soapy head. Stays larger, laces well. Aromas gentle saltiness, wheat malts, a bit of dough, fruit gentle lacto yogurty feel. Initial is lighter end of the fold, crisp and bready, some gentle salt and spice. Mellow yeastiness, spice, subtle lacto. A bit sweet and bready, doughy into the middle. Backend is a bit salty, tart, and wheat. A bit salty, wheaty and gentle sweetness. Straw, dry flaked crusty bread. Not bad. A bit young, a touch sweet in the middle.
tmoreau (1919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap and sampled at Brixie’s in Brookfield, IL.. Displayed a clear, straw color, with silky, soft white head foam, and curtainy, persistent lacing. The nose was light graininess of wheat and a hint of spiciness. The flavor was also some lemony tartness, and a touch of brininess. Light bodied, thin, and somewhat watery textured, but an interesting take on a rarer Sour style.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Maria’s. Pours a hazed straw with a thin dissipating head. Nose is low yogurt, citrus and wheat. Fairly clean and faintly tart. On tasting, subtle acidity that grows as it warms. Low coriander and a minerally fullness to it. Very nice beer overall.
ardiesr (61) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very drinkable take on the gose style. Very light on the tartness and spicing. Great hot weather beer.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty fancy brew. Interesting balance between tarty, sour, salty, and crisp. A really nice gose.