jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Travlr (9952) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Murky yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of black pepper and lemon bubblegum, very nice. Taste is also peppery bubblegum.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy gold pour. Wheat aroma, tart, lemons, light saline. Flavor is such a cool mix of saltiness, wheat, lemons. Love it!
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gabf. Moderately hazy, light yellow appearance with a pearl white head. Slightly spicy, yeasty, wheat malty aroma. Moderately spicy, yeasty, quite salty, wheat malty flavor. Interesting but I have a bit of a hard time dealing with the salt.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This lean and subtle Gose profits from its delicate tartness and spiciness to build a quenching experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the veiled pale blond.
-Salt is mostly perceived in the nose.
-This feels even lighter than it is.
-Coriander is well levelled with the rest of the flavor profile.
-I would have liked a softer mouthfeel. Carbonation was prickly and made up of tons of minute bubbles. Poor head retention too…
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of orange, wheat, light tartness and spice. A bit salty. Medium body.
Ibrew2or3 (6226) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy murky dark sort of grapefruit juice with no head. The aroma has some fruit notes like dull apricot, coy apple-ness and faint yeasty notes. The taste is smooth with wheat notes, hay, meadows, a touch of salt, smooth yeasty like spices and subdued light skinned fruitiness. It ends with salt on the edge of the palate. Cool brew.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Wheaty and citric aroma with hops and a hint of tartness. The flavor has wheat, citrus, pale malty notes, and some light hops. Awesome easy drinking stuff.