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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 4   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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English folklore speaks of a fairy, the Gooseberry Wife, who takes the shape of a hairy caterpillar and guards the tart fruit from the greedy hands of children. Not even a creepy caterpillar could keep us from adding this deliciously sour berry to our deliciously tart and salty gose. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep an eye out for her when picking up your bottle.

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3.5
TH28 (464) - - APR 29, 2017
750ml bottle. 11/17/16 bottle date. Appearance: Light golden in color, mostly clear with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Aroma: lactic acid, salty, and citrus peel. Taste: Pow, a sharp acidic puckering sour from the start. A touch of earthy berry and a salty back end. Mouthfeel: Light bodied and low carbonation. Finish: Extremely dry, with a sharp lingering tartness and some retronasal berry notes Overall: An intensely sour take on the style. Saltiness is relatively low, and this lacks the nuance and complexity of some other Crane goses. Still very refreshing, and would go great with some spicy food.

3.8
NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Received a bomber of this as a gift. Pours out as a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Pungent farmy aroma, it’s easy to tell this will be quite sour. The first few sips are intense, but certainly tasty. Flavors of wool, pepper, straw, barnyard, vinaigrette come through. There’s something that tastes kind of like cranberry which I’m guessing is gooseberry. It works quite well with the gose. Not too much salt is noticed. The finish is crazy dry. I needed a big glass of water to make it through the beer.

3.8
Travlr (25256) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Draft at Oak & Ore. Hazy to cloudy yellow color. Floral fruit aroma. Taste is tart berries. Delicious.

3.5
theisti (4138) - Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2016
4 oz draft taster glass at Harry’s Tavern (attached to Lukas Liquor) in Martin City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed golden yellow with limited white head. The aroma is fruit berry, along with a soft tartness. The taste is fresh tart berry, moving quickly to a bright almost vinegar sour - nicely integrated flavors. The palate is light bodied with low carbonation and a mouth puckering tart sour finish. I don’t know what Gooseberry tastes like, but I am guessing they’re quite tart.


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