thewalkindude (8) - - MAY 13, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A very different beer. It has a weird sort of milky taste to it. This does not blend well with the sour taste
BeerKurve (358) - - MAY 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow with a filmy head. Grains, Yeasts and light Honey. Pretty bland taste with the flavor being Grains, Corn, but with a tart aftertaste. Body is light but with a sharp carbonation bite. Never had a Gose before but I feel this isn’t really my thing.
Bacterial (838) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Not much going on here, better than bud or coors though! Not sour, not salty.
jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear rich gold with a frothy head,light lacing.
Aroma of citrus-/orange maybe,corriander.Some mineral.Pretty refreshing smelling.
Taste is smooth,tangy,with some sharp citrus orange-spice-crisp bite to it. Has some foamy body to it but still drinks light crisp,some spice brisk finish.Crisp,not much salt,maybe a soft mineralness to it. Not really what I would call a great session beer but its ok.Not familar with the style yet either,first gose beer for me I think.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color with a small head. Light sour and coriander aroma. Moderate coriander flavor, bordering on celery. Light wheat and a tinge of sourness. Medium body, light carbonation.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spices and lemon nose. Taste follows suit. Some yeastines. Finishes kinda strange. Nothing special
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden color with minimal head, aroma of a bit of lemon and earthiness. Taste is similar but very light in body.
wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is very light citrus, minerals and a hint of salt. The flavor is citrus, malts, a definite salty quality and a mildly sour finish. Don’t particularly care for gose, this was okay.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
First of the Gose style for me. Clear golden yellow color with fluffy white head. Aroma smells like a basement. Light slick fizzy palate. Lemon and coriander on the taste.
junkeee (21) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Very light, golden, transparent, with a slight head. Aroma is also very slight, a faint meadowy ’Grain Belt’ aroma, not enough to detect any other undertones.
Likewise the taste has the a bit of the same meadowy Grain Belt when it first hits the taste buds, but the difference is then immediately revealed with a lemony yet slightly salty finish. So I do get the coriander and saltiness mentioned in the description, but it is not heavy, nor does it linger long.
I am not qualified to say whether this is a faithful rendition of a Gose. Often, in cases like this it is a balancing act to create a mass producible facsimile of a beer style that remains reasonably true to traditional recipes and methods. How successful Schell’s was at accomplishing this, I will leave for others to judge. I can say it is a pleasant beer. A good summer offering that I suspect will find its way to my patio often.