whitebear (41) - - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, a saaz balance with a light salty mineral mouth feel. Smells of a wheat beer. Itís mineral balance of taste is unique. Worth a try for a bottle. Wished there were more to compare it to.
jehoesefat (106) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells sour and somewhat cheesy. Pours clear bronze with a thick white head. Flavor is like a good wheat beer with a long sour finish.
IrishBoy (3641) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Small Batch Sampler from Costco. Nose is slightly sweet with floral and corn notes along with some caramel. Clear gold with a medium white head. Flavor is lightly tart with light saltiness and a hint of sweetness.
FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A vigorous pour into my Teku glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head that leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, rich amber hue that shows an orange-tinged, pale copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of oxidized caramelized malt, some citrus notes, a slight grassiness, and lots of sweet tea like crystal malt notes (and I am not even sure there is any crystal malt in this beer, there shouldnít be).
The beer has an herbal taste to it, and this gets more so towards the finish; there is also a light citrus character here and a sort of bitter finish. There is a certain nuttiness to the malt character here, some caramelized sweetness, and a toasted whole grain character. There is a sort of grassy, sort of caramelized lemon like, sort of herbal, not quite menthol like character to this beer too. Fairly light bodied, but it does seem to have a bit too much body to it for a Gose.
I canít imagine how this is a Gose really, really quite a flop, I am really just more confused than anything. Hey it looks pretty, but it doesnít even manage to look like what a Gose should look like. Not bad, but quite far off the mark.
JStax (1724) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a semihazy copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is heavily spiced with coriander and then some biscuity malt comes through similar to graham crackers. Tastes spicy and sweet. Iím really missing some semblance of tartness. Maybe they didnít intend for this beer to have any of that...
Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Amity, New Haven. Pours a clear dark amber color with a large white head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied lemons, spice and mild salt. The taste is pure lemons balanced by mild brininess and significant bliss. Medium bodied and quite a pleasant surpise.
RABinVA (731) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft danish pour. Golden pour with a slight white head. Lightly floral aroma. Taste is a bit floral and pepper, but really overpowered by the salt. They really wanted you to know this has salt in it. Could never drink a full glass of this.
Beerenberger (824) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is chiefly citrus while also being slightly acetic. Moderate sweetness is noted. Tangerine, lemon (???) with hints of biscuit. Pours a cloudy orange with a long lasting off-white head and minimal lacing. The taste is citrusy, with notes of salt and grain in the finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, while the taste is subdued, I think this would be a good summer sipper.
snoworsummer (461) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy orange brown. Tastes like banana, malt, citrus. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dough, malt, and citrus.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky amber with thick, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and cereal malts, candy sugar, lemon, floral hops, and fresh dough. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting light fruit esters, floral hops, and faint sugars; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (7468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, salt, peach and pear esters. Flavor is malt forward with light fruity esters, salt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.