MetalNHopHead (2218) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Crane can brew any type of funkiness well, so their Gooseberry Gose was unsurprising in how good it was. This is an unconventional Gose. The salinity is less noticeable, and it's far more sour than it is light and delicate. The color is consistent with the German gose - unclear yellow. Dank, spicy nose. Unique layered flavors. There's a strong yeast presence that's typical of Crane - wet grains, pepper, and earth. Then there's spicy-tart berry. Some musty character. This brew is weird, but it's just intriguing as anything else that Crane has created. HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle. TH28 (483) - - APR 29, 2017
A- Weed, dank, peppers.
A- Golden color, clear liquid, minimal head.
T- Weed, dank, poblano peppers, very tart, sour.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sour finish.
O- Not sure what gooseberries taste like but I got a ton of weed and vegetal pepper like aromas and flavors. Also very sour and tart. Interesting beer no doubt. Part of me loved it, but it was far from what I expected.
750ml bottle. 11/17/16 bottle date. Appearance: Light golden in color, mostly clear with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. NachlamSie (3581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2017
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.
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. Travlr (26208) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Draft at Oak & Ore. Hazy to cloudy yellow color. Floral fruit aroma. Taste is tart berries. Delicious.
theisti (4221) - 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.