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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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4.2
deyholla (12924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle shared by Tom, thanks! Pours a hazy earthy yellow with a white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a nice gooseberry note with a bit of yogurt, dankness and light wheat supporting. Flavor has tart gooseberry that is slightly dank with wheat and a bit of yogurt underlying.

3.7
Bacterial (3138) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle shared by Tom thanks!! Light pale yellow pour, hazy. No head. A bit of coriander and citrus in the nose. Nice taste, tart fruit and salty goodness.

3.4
jackl (8633) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle thanks to Thomas. Hazy gold pour with a tiny head. Some overripe berry skin. Wheaty funk. Mineral. Drinks a touch tart. Acidic. Light body, soft carb.

3.8
BVery (11628) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Great berry aroma. Tart and sour taste. Hints of salt. Quite good!

3.9
thomashall (1655) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Bottle shared at tasting. Cloudy light golden pour. Nice salty sour aroma. Taste follows, very salty and sour. Great balance, digging this.

3.8
MetalNHopHead (2390) - 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.

3.5
HuskerTan (2589) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle. 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.

3.5
TH28 (505) - - 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 (3668) - 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 (27323) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Draft at Oak & Ore. Hazy to cloudy yellow color. Floral fruit aroma. Taste is tart berries. Delicious.


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