ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a glass. Keep in mind I have little idea what to expect from a gose other than ’vaguely salty’ and ’tart’.
A: Pours a medium copper color with intense looking carbonation and low clarity. The head is a four finger offwhite color with a wonderful creamy texture and moderate retention. Webbed clumps of lacing are left on the glass.
S: Wheat malts, subtle spice, and a distinct salty twang. Aside from the salt note, it’s not much different than what I’d expect from a typical wheat ale. Not bad, though.
T: The general flavor is quite savory, with a running salty note underneath a simple - but nice - wheat base. Traces of coriander spice and mineral notes appear, as well, strengthening slightly with concurrent sips. Generally, I kind of want a little more complexity from this, but this is solid, especially in this kind of hot weather.
M: Medium texture and carbonation, with only a light lingering mineral note left on the aftertaste. There’s a foaming thickness to it that spoils its drinkability and ability to refresh slightly.
O: Good summertime beer, but it’s not blowing my mind. I’ll have to give more goses a try to really be able to judge this fairly. Even still, I like this a hell of a lot more than Summer Ale, that’s for damn sure.
superspak (3618) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice fairly dense 2 finger off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon, orange, wheat, bread, coriander, earth, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal spiciness. Nice and very unique aromas with good balance and strength. Taste of lemon, orange, pear, wheat, grass, salt, coriander, light pepper, earth, floral, and herbal spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, floral, wheat, bread, grass, salt, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; fairly dry on the finish. No cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and pretty crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brew. This was my first gose and this was quite a nice experience. Nice flavor balance and complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 15, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy orange, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, orage candy
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, light spicyness, salty, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow orange pour with a white head. Aroma is light citrus, slight pepper. Flavor is the tiniest bit salty with some lemon acid notes. Wheat base is apparent. Ok. Not great.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy amber, moderate to large frothy of-white head, fairly nice lacing. Soft sweaty nose, a bit wheaty and mealy. Pale fruity wheatiness up front, a little tart, some pink peppercorn like flavors. Very interesting. Needs a bit more umph, seems to start of nice but it falls off quickly. Tiz clean. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. As it warms I get a bit of that corriander. Sort of a pale wheaty beer with non-traditional spices. Not bad, certainly different.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of tangy dark fruit and bread. Flavor is a fluffy biscuit with stale fruit and stagnant water. Oily onm the tongue. Yes, this is supposed to be a reproduction of an old style but c’mon. Up the ante a bit.
Sledutah (6185) - Utah, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20oz bottle from bevmo
Pours clear straw yellow with a medium sized white head that dissipates quickly leaving some light lacing. Aroma of berries, honey and sweet caramel. Taste of berries, lemon, bready and herbal. A lot going on that just didn’t mesh.
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clouded, dark amber-gold body with a short-lived, whitish head.
Smell: Sweetish, spicy, from the honey and caramel coated wheat and cereal grains and the coriander and continental hops.
Taste: Honey atop malted wheat with an added edge of sweet caramel squares. Pinch of ground salt. Then, a bit of spiciness from the German hops, followed by a nice bite from the coriander. Muddled citrus character. Small fruity hints of tart pear and yellow apples. Also some light banana. Remains malty through to the end with final pops of salt, spice, and sweetness on the soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth wheat character.
Overall: Tasty, with a cheerful approachability as all the flavors plan very nicely with each other.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and lemons in it, as well as some salt. The flavor has some toffee and biscuit malt. There is also a bit of saltiness and some very light tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I haven’t had a lot of goses, but this one was as good or better than the other ones I have tried.
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber color, huge off white head, decent lacing. Aroma of feet and lemon polish. Taste is sour grapefruit, lemon, caramel.