crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initially it had a nice clear copper body and a white head that had some retention and nice lacing. Clarity faded as the sediment on the bottom began to stir which resulted in better retention. Aroma had a nice cereal note upfront, certainly could detect the coriander and an almost sour lemon note. Flavor had good balance nice wheat malts and some spice, there was a nice sourness in the finish. Salt was present, but seemed more like rock salt than sea salt or kosher. Still nice. Finish was smooth and it was light on the palate.
gripweed57 (1287) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9 ounce bottle. Hazy copper color. Firm creamy beige head with nice clinging lace. Sweet malty nose has hints of coriander and white toast. Interesting subtle sweet malt flavor upfront. Notes of caramel, butter and coriander spice. Some saltiness and grassy hops in finish. Different.
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom St. Mathews. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is light tart, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is mineral water and some tartness.
Homer321 (3841) - 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 (172) - 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 (2047) - 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 (2528) - 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 (1158) - North Dakota, 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 (3162) - 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 (470) - - 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.