Homer321 (2759) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Nose is corn and weirdly Belgian. Maybe butter. Diacetyl? Perfume. Taste is weird. Not lacto. Just no. Total dump.
X (107) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very disappointed with this one. Taste is very malty with no bitterness and only the smallest trace of sour. A fair bit of salt to be sure, but its the malts that dominate. Also the palate is rather weak and watery. perhaps I have an old bottle?
Leafs93 (1883) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deeper gold with a very small white head. Aroma is citrus and brine. Taste is tart and salty with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a smooth texture. Overall this was decent.
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ulysses NYC. Pours a dark brown color with a head that comes and goes. Not as tart as I'd expect and darker. A good beer for people not into the Puckery sourness
GreatDane1632 (1033) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated based on notes taken 25 May 2012 -- An okay beer, my first ever gose and I don’t think I really knew what to think about it. Would like to try again sometime for a re-rate.
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. aroma of coriander, lemon, caramel, bread and salt. Flavor of wheat, coriander, bread, lemon, subtle caramel and some saltiness.
sjohnny (418) - - NOV 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fruity lemon/citrus aroma. Pours cloudy light orange/yellow with a thin quickly fading bright white head. Lemony sourish. Kind of thick in the mouth with a soft mouthfeel up front that finishes a little bitter. Lots of fruit. Like a cidery/meady drink but kind of thick.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle -
I always give props to Samuel Adams for sticking their neck out and trying different styles, breathing life into old styles or pushing the envelope into new ones. I’ve never had a gose before, so I’m rating this one purely on how I enjoyed it. And given it as a whole, it was lifeless. It had a few items going for it, but as an overall experience it was blah.
The beer starts out with a fresh french bread meets salty pool water kind of lemony nose, with caramel syrup. Flavor is fatty and muddled. There’s some sweet caramel notes, a subtle briny touch..it just reminded me of an under-attenuated brown ale...kinda maybe more like a worty small beer, like the 2nd runnings of a big barleywine w/o any hops. Thanks for the attempt. I can see why the style died out.
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle
This may diverge from the typical experience of a gose but Sam Adams gets high marks for making a style so accessible. If you are looking for that genuine saltiness you may want to try Ritterguts. If you want to save money this makes a reasonable alternative.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich carbonated caramel hue with warm fringes of vanilla head fill the glass with an inviting liquid. Salty caramel, crisp wheat, and sourdough bread give this a dry edge minus the saltiness I have experienced in other German versions.
Flavor / Palate - Lightly salted nuts rinse the palate clean. A fluid mouthfeel of coriander, salt, and caramel complete a well balanced profile. The 6% ABV is well masked. A very accessible gose deserves a purchase if you do not have the ability to pick up imported releases.
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appears somewhat hazy gold with a faint covering of greyish white head. It does what it says on the tin in terms of aroma: definite juicy lemon and saltiness and maybe a touch of fresh lime peel. It is tart and holds those flavours well, as if it was served in a goblet with a rim of sea-salt. It is intriguing, tasty and lush.