JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: hazy deep gold with orange/ruby depths, a short creamy near-white head, and significant lacing. Aroma: yeast, toasted white bread, coriander. Taste: wheaty, with zesty notes of coriander, black pepper, and some citrus. Finish: tingly, with a bit of tartness, some pepper, and a wheaty twang. Notes: Really thought this was more of a light witbier with some pepper added. Pretty refreshing, although by the end of the bottle it didnít go down quite so easy. Creaminess of the palate was offset by sparkling carbonation. Better than average; Iíd try this style again.
BMan1113VR (7855) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy amber to sunset golden hued body with a lasting, small, pure white head. Good lace. Aromas are of baked bread, slightly doughy and biscuity. Coriander, lightly salty, mild ester, nice malt profile. Light pear and lemon, light lactic, very floral coriander. Flavors show a very low lactic tartness, mild salt, floral, coriander, mostly bready, malty, biscuity and grainy. Very nice malt character, but doesnít feel traditional. Clean and crisp but feels a bit too weighted. Medium to lively bubbles with a fuller bodied than I expected. A bit of a mouth watering saltiness left on the palate. A bit heavy and very heavy handed on the coriander.
Not a traditional Gose at all, but still pretty pleasant. No real tartness or salt, just a ton of fresh coriander.
llcooldave (1078) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honestly, I would have thought this was a Wit by the taste. Pours a slight cloudy orange color. Fresh aroma of grass and cilantro. Definite taste of orange peel, coriander and some peppery notes. Overall, tasty...
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark gold/ orange pour with a thick off white head. aroma is grainy wheat, earthy, some sweet orange and corriander spice. flavour is bready, candied orange peel and corriander, has that salty tang to it and a slightly minerally finish
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sam Adams Longshot event. Pours a slightly hazed orangey gold with a sticky head. Nose is earthy, faint yogurt notes and citrus. Some bready wheat as well. On tasting, light acidity, could definitely use more. Some soft coriander herbal and citrus notes and a full minerally mouthfeel without the saltiness. Nice and clean and very refreshing. Biggest beef is that it could use more acidity to really make it pop. Okay.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20120629 bomber from Wine Source. As SA beers go, this is a great one. As gose goes, so so. Lightly clouded medium amber with small lasting white head. The aroma is peach cobbler with some mildly sour doughy notes. Nice coating mouth feel but just slightly tart and refreshing. A bit sweeter than Iíd hoped, but with the pleasant late esters of a good hefe. Not a bad attempt, but light years behind the Triumph gose I pine for.
Nephilium (1349) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild herbal aroma, pours a clear amber with a full white head. The salt and the spices create a complex beer, thatís light on the palate, and refreshing on a warm summer night. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle poured a golden yellow color, aromas of salt water, and a touch of light citrus. Flavors are all salt, almost as much as a brine treatment. Each sip made me want more to quench my thirst, saltest beer Iíve had for sure.
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma has firm fruity and yeasty notes. It pours a clear golden amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, off-white head. Flavor has a malty core with subtle notes of apple and banana and a hoppy, but not bitter, undertone. Or is that coriander? I get a touch of that. Salt? Well, a teeny bit of salt. Salt in beer? Thatís the most unheard-of thing Iíve ever heard. Ha ha. (Or tasted.) OK, enough being a wisenheimer. Smooth texture has firm body and a fair bit of fizz, leaving a rather persistent tingle on the lips and tongue. I hope that Samuel Adams keeps us this series.
MadIndian (2373) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An interesting brew from this collection. Wheat, lemon , spice and bread.Easy to drink.