badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish/pink color with a medium head. Aroma of wheat, coriander and a bit of malt. Coriander is the dominant flavor. Wheat appears slightly stale. Very light fruitiness.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Been looking forward to this since they announced their intent to brew it. Bottled 07MAY12
From the label: Marionberry Hibiscus Gose: Ale brewed with coriander and with marionberries and hibiscus added.
Pours a lovely dark mauve with little clarity and a solid sheet of light, pretty pink foam. The beer is very good looking, I don’t usually say that, but it’s a looker! The hibiscus comes out up front in the nose followed by the marionberries with a slight tart character. Coriander is evident and shouldn’t be here. Flavor is nice and cultured - good use of the salt here as it simply tames the sharpness the berries bring. Some grassy, woody flavors along with a continuation of the coriander burden. There is also a remaining strength of hibiscus. The body is fairly full and carb is restrained leaving a slightly dry finish.
Overall, I’d tone down the hibiscus, and let the berries shine a little more. The salinity is spot on, but there should also be a bit of tartness. Not the best attempt, but I’m glad to see a big name getting into the style!
Serving type: bottle
RABinVA (996) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pours dark reddish pink, pink head. No real aroma. Taste is bland. Some thin fruit punch notes, lightly tart. No real salinity. Overall bland and boring. Aftertaste is that of a flavorless apple or artificial cherry.
SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a burnt red with no head. Aroma is berry and flowery. Taste is lightly soured fruit with a mellowing finish of grain.
baraciisch (1285) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pinkish orange in color.... Aroma of sweet berries... Flavor is off, funky fruits... Not enjoyable
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batneil (212) - - NOV 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hmmm, not too sure about this one. Cloudy pink appearance and fruity smell. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Wouldn’t choose to drink this again. (K)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange-amber body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, berries, florals, and coriander. Flavor of berries, hibiscus, coriander, and salt.
FoolishMortal (983) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky red-orange color with a thin off-white head. Lactic acidic tang dominates the aroma, with tart berry and perfumey flower notes. Vegetal and unsweetened berry flavors with a soft tartness. Dry finish with some lingering fruit. Mouthfeel is medium light, somewhat dry.
AndySnow (1826) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Pink colour with a large pinkish head.
Aroma: Raspberry, fruit, berries, yeast.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Berries, raspberry, floral, some spices.
Arayaga2 (1716) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red, like a cranberry cocktail with a thin white head. Aroma is interesting, with warm mulled cider spice notes, but the taste has a sweetened clamato edge to it. Fruity umami.
Ericular (388) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky red with quickly fading pink head leaving not much lacing. Aroma is lightly sour with some berries, a little flowery. Taste is wheat and hibiscus, coming across lightly tart with an annoying sweetness. I wanted to like this more, but I couldn’t.