JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a hazy yellow pour with a foamy white head. Itís a bit creamy and spicy on the tongue. The salt adds a nice touch at the finish. Itís not salty, but the salt adds a nice savoriness.
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured pale golden/yellow with a white head. Grassy tones, lemongrass, vege-root, mild citrus and hoppiness. Then it became very savory with some truffle salt, brine. The finish was like just swallowing some salt water. Pretty incredible. Palate had a nice dryness that supported the savory tone. Would be a great table beer with some poultry.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beer Revolution. Pours ahzy gold with a clingy white head. Aroma seems sour citrus. Med body. Flavor is sort of greenpeach/citrus with a earthy sour note. Not distressingly salty and not all that bitter. It seems really dry. It is excellent.
kegbear (437) - Orange, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear with substantial white head. Salt comes through more than I thought it would. Odd flavor I canít describe. Earthy, musty, lactic and slightly sour.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a completely clear golden body with a big, foamy/rocky white head with good retention. Aromas are earthy, salty, manure, lactic, coriander and truffle. Little else. Flavors are grainy, lightly lactic, a touch of salt and bitter (boiled?) coriander, and some earthy truffle. Kind of slick on the mouth (odd, not pleasant), lively bubbles and dry. The salt and truffle flavor increases as it warms. Odd beer, not offensive. Truffles and salt are a background note (thankyou). Interesting. Iíd take Hottenroth over this any day.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a slightly clouded yellow/straw color with a finger of white head.
S: The earthiness of the truffle salt is immediately evident. This gives the beer a big mushroom quality, though the saltiness is somewhat subdued. A touch of acidity from the acidulated malts used and some nice floral hops. There is a lot going on here.
T: More salt flavor than I had expected given the nose, but itís not over done. Plenty of mushroom and truffle flavor and a distinct earthiness--somewhat musty, even. Slightly bitter with a touch of black pepper and floral hops. The wheat and bread flavor is really the base flavor, though.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: One of only a few of the different examples of Gose Iíve tried or even seen, but I like this one a fair amount. Itís definitely different, but I think a good beer.