TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
had a sample at this at craft fest but then bought a bottle of batch #1 to do a rating. The color of this beer is the same orange and yellow of the label with barley a finger head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is sweet and hits you with that coriander and malt. This a a very sweet wheat beer but still oddly light. Normally i think of this level of sweetness with more high abv beers. The taste is sweet almost caramel and finishes with some sea water. Odd but cool to discover a new style.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma- sea salt, seaweed, fruity esters, funk, wet hay
Appearance- funky yellow with sediment and haze
Taste- initially very salty with a mild sweetness, flat thereafter
Palate- medium-body, feels nice in the mouth
Overall- First half of the bottle was pretty good. Second half was cloyingly salty and sweet. Unique but a one-off for me.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a light brown color with a small amount of head. Light sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber with thick off white head that yields sea foam lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, with just a hint of tart fruit and salt. Taste is sweet malt and salty red Twizzlers.
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light sour malt aroma with a hint of lemon and salt. Hazy golden yellow color with giant off-white head. Slightly sweet wheat malt and lemon peel flavor with a hint of salt in the finish. Light body. Decent - pretty light though.
Strykzone (5206) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear gold with an orange gold head. This is like a soft saison. It is thin. Nothing offensive here but not really a gose.
Pailhead (5272) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of wheat, bread, lemon grass, grass, and a touch of citrus. It pours a a slightly hazy dull burnt-orange with a three finger off-white head with good retention. The flavor starts some sweet caramel and lightly fruity flavors. There is some breadiness in the background. The finish some light grass, faint citrus, and a touch of pepper. I want to say there’s just the slightest hint of salt, but they may be the "power of suggestion" leading me to believe it’s there. It’s light-medium bodied mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s an okay drinker, but I liked the Leipziger Gose better.
DocLock (8182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours turbid orangy with a dark straw bottom and more orange toward the top. The head is 3-fingers of off-white beauty, and laces well. Nose is tart fruit, very floral and spicy, with spare malt. Tastes tart, fruity, with grainy malt and a wheaty finish. There is a bit of that semi-sweet cloying malt flavor in this that I have experienced in other SA beers. Not bad, but not something that makes me jump for joy.
odinstyr (570) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber-gold with a 3-finger foamy head. Smells of coriander, wheat, a hint of lemon. Taste is moderately sour with a bit of sweet and bitter to follow. A bit herbal and wheat with a zing of zest and pepperiness, and a slight hint of the salt.
marcus (6983) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy amber wtih an attractive off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a coarse wheat flavor wtih some lemon and a spicy dry finish. Very drinkable.