WVHouseofBeer (917) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Piggly Wiggly, Myrtle Beach, SC. A very interesting beer indeed. A usual Hefe nose rises from a classic German wheat beer body of cloudy yellow/off-white deliciousness. While there is little lacing, the beer is true to style being unfiltered and offering some little residue at the bottom of the glass. A mixed bags of flavors hits the palate on first sip, acidic lemon hits the sides of the tongue and throat but instead of some sours, the flavor evolves into a bready, salted peanut taste that is quite unique. I’m not sure I could drink this as a session brew but one glass a day should keep the Fall away. Great summer beer.
rodenbach99 (3460) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une canette partagée. Une robe laiteuse jaune, jus de poire non-filtré. Un nez de sel de mer et de fromage (lactique). Une bouche qui goûte le sel, le fromage. La texture est surprenante de part sa rondeur. Un léger goût lactique, fromagé et salé.
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Gose style was once very popular in a certain region of Germany, Goethe drank gallons of it, then became extinct, and is now being revived by the craft beer world, sparking curiosity. This one has a misty, deep egg yolk yellow blonde colour with nuances of green and orange covered in clouds of yeast, yet very transparent (almost colourless) around the edges; egg-white, very thin and unstable head, decreasing immediately and all but disappearing after a short while. Aroma of wheat, lots of lactic acidity (unsweetened yoghurt, sour cream, goat cheese), something faintly salty (seaweed), the expected coriander, stale sweat, sourdough, sorrel leaves, strong suggestion of Sauerkraut (sour, fermented cabbage and meat), something vaguely egg-like and apple peel. Interesting taste: kicks off with a sharp, refreshing lemon acidity, turning into a more subdued but dominant lactic acidity (sour milk), still medium carbonation in spite of the lack of head or fizz; a basic wheat sourishness underlies along with a hint of bready barley malts; drying coriander effect is there, but less ’obnoxious’ than in many Belgian witbier examples; smooth, mellow and supple mouthfeel, salt presence is restrained and mainly structural, as it should be, though it can be noticed on the sides of the tongue. Finishes in a slightly drying coriander taste along with equally drying sourness, but nothing too corrosive: it is a gentle, soft, ’long’ and ’deep’ tartness as in a Berliner Weisse. Much like Sauerkraut, to which this would be an ideal companion, this is clearly an acquired taste, and there still aren’t many congeners to compare it with; the Sauerkraut aroma is admittedly typical for the style, but I still have to get used to it. I do like the actual taste of it, though: totally quenching, refreshing, crisp and very interesting, too bad for the lack of head, though.
EithCubes (5182) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cans via sloth - thanks again! Nose obviously tart with faint orange soda/peel character and lactic presence, coriander freshness is also there but quite faint in the aromatic department. Pour enduringly noisy/fizzy, cloudy golden with a bright white head. Taste somewhat sharp and slightly metallic, lightly tart and not at all sour (sort of a letdown there!), body is very full and crisp. Faint bitterness, relatively dry, and the tartness does tend to accumulate with volume, which is good, but we’re still nowhere near a pucker. Coriander and citric elements are largely absent - this is a heavy, full American Wheat, though brewed for a more modern palate than those targeted by brewpubs fifteen and twenty years ago. Touch slimy with wheat, but strips the palate efficiently. Overall fresh, clean, and lively, without obvious alcohol; there’s some tension for me here, as this is not as bold or memorable as the more traditional Gose I treasure (the lacto is not complex at all and really needs to jump), but I’d probably drink more of this in a sitting (three or four with no problem, should have enough total acidity by then).
Trotzdem goseanna! I do dig the beer, and it’s got that great session-with-food vibe.
Hoprider (126) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy pale pour with a near white head that dissapears fast. The nose has lots of citrussy, sour notes. The mouthfeel is pretty light with a sparkling carb. Taste is pretty gueuze-like with some added perrier, lemonjuice and seasalt. I’m very unfamiliar with this style but it’s a lot of fun. Sour aftertaste and not nearly as complex as a good gueuze but a more aproachable baverage for sure. Very pleased, I like it.
SlovakSniper (3625) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe laiteuse à souhait qui ne montre qu’un anneau de mousse bien chétif qui disparaît après une gorgée. Au nez, parfums de gâteau au fromage salé et coulis de petits fruits du verger. Au goût, la coriandre s’affirme, le sel se signale, le blé acidule et l’effet lactique est en croûte. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps huileux bien gonflé. En finale, les notes fruitées sont bien surettes et totalement asséchantes. Merci à rodenbach99 pour la dégustation.
subgrade (5) - LATVIA - APR 9, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy, intense yellow, with small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is rather weak, mostly citrus and cider. Medium to high carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Taste is very intense lemon-like sourness with hints of cider and salt. Didn’t feel any coriander here. Despite being so sour that it makes you squint, it leaves me wanting for more. Would have again when in the right mood for something sour.
belgis (242) - LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
My first gose. I love that murky home made apple juice color.foam is gone in no time but also that fits.weak mild aroma zest but not sure if zest is there. Sour,cider like taste no salt but refreshing lemon notes. Bit of vinegar and mold(?). Unique taste very distinct but pleasant at least in small amounts-had 0.33l can.
adodo (115) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour, little sweet aroma. Cloudy yellow, little foam. Very sour taste also a medium sweet. Very lively.
kristaps (14) - LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can. Very interesting sour beer. Yellow color, white head. Very sour, pleasant taste and salty aftertaste.
SrSilliGose (3283) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 Cane. Pours like buse. Pleasant cheese cloth musty rustic fog old forest funk. Moderate to heavy lactic sour wheat. A dry rew that turns out to be @ drinkable.