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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer is an ancient German recipe that traces its origin to Leipzig, the capital of the German State of Saxony. It is a partial sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and Salt.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
In short: A by-the-book Gose (wheaty, salty, etc.). Decent.
How: Bottle shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a small white head leaving little lacings
In long: Nose of saltwater algae. Taste is smooth, wheat, notes of coriander, mild tartness, medium saltiness level. I have limited experience with the Gose style but from the ones I’ve had I’d say this one was a by-the-book Gose. It was a fun style when it first reappeared and became a retro-trend but I’m already getting bored by it. I might be wrong about my appreciation of the style though because if there is an aspect about myself that I’m totally confident I can always rely on it is my lack of confidence in myself.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2011
22 oz. Bottle pour. Hazy yellow with a light white head. Brewed to style. Salt cones through nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draught at Brewpub: This one was served in a 20th Anniversary flute. It was a cloudy, light yellow color. There was a small white head that left a little lacing. Nice nose to it. Wheat, coriander and lemon notes. Even a faint whiff of sea salt. Interesting flavor. Very dry, but not bitter. Wheat, spices and citrus. Some earthiness also. This is really different and nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (784) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
On draft at the brewery with a fine dinner of mussels during our stay in Portsmouth; New England vacation 2011. Unfiltered complexion. Lemon and subtle malt flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This poured a pinkish yellow color with a white head. Aroma was light tart wheat character, light spices, and some cracker too. Flavor was nice refreshing lightly tart wheat character, light fruit too. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4290) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours a hazy pale straw into a Sam glass. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Mild hay and coriander aromas. Salty sweet with upfront banana and coriander turning to a lasting salty marshmallow finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Drank at brewery on 7/18/11. Color was cloudy like lemonade. Thin bubbly head in a flute glass. Medium amounts of carbonation. No aroma when it’s cold. As it warms its of sea salt. Taste is of orange peel, wheat and little salt. Reminds me of a flat citrus fresca with a dry finish. Very refreshing on a hot summers day. Loved it!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2011
No significant aroma in this beer. It was a foggy light yellow color with no head. Slight sweetness at first and then the bready wheat malt character absolutely blossoms and carries for quite a long time. As tongue dries out a saltiness picks up on the back of the tongue. Has a medium body and very low carbonation. Was a real thirst quencher on a very hot day. Would probably pair very well with fish and chips.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Growler… Cloudy peach-colored ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head that diminishes to a small, creamy, stubborn, white cap. The aroma is a marriage of CornNuts and spice-rack coriander. Light-bodied and mildly creamy with lively carbonation. Perfectly balanced flavor. Nice saltiness without being overbearing, but enough to make you say: “hey, this is a gose!” Just the right amount of pleasant bitterness. Finishes crisp with faint bitterness and a slight trace of salt. Growler courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Thanks, John!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
on tap-pours a white ring for a head and hazy/pale yellow color. Aroma is light malt/wheat, slight lemon. Taste is slightly tart lemon, salt, light malt/wheat, some spice.


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