superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2017
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/24/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/ztraw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, red apple, melon, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, white bread dough, light lacto funk, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, pale malt, and salt/spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, red apple, melon, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, white bread dough, light lacto funk, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mild lactic tartness and coriander bitter/spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pear, red apple, melon, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, white bread dough, light lacto funk, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, pale malt, and salt/spice flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, fairly grainy/acidic, and lightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a delicious gose. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, pale malt, and salt/spice flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the mildly acidic/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery feeling for the low ABV. Not as sour as I expected, but this is a spot on gose. Very well balanced fruity yeast/lacto, coriander, salt, wheat/pale malts. A very enjoyable offering, would be a perfect summer beer. unclefrito62 (354) - Stow, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2017
12 ounce can at home. Smells a little different, Light yellow in color. Light sour taste to this beer. Not carbonated. Smooth and the sour lingers a little bit. Average and different M4grem (95) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2017
Taste and aroma like a weak Chardonnay. Not a sour note in sight. Not even sure this worth it either at 3.5%.
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UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Can. CLAC MRWHMLGL MSSA MBSMTSC MSF MSF MD. Gose did not meet my expectations. BeerdedDave (1901) - Beckley, USA - AUG 3, 2017
12 oz can; light gold color; fruity aroma; slightly tart, fruity flavor - almost more sweet than tart; could be tarter; lacking the dry, salty finish of a gose
eRock_2013 (514) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2017 Recently was able to sample this fresh on tap in Asheville, although not at the brewery. Anyhow this may be my favorite offering from Hi Wire so far, as I personally have not been impressed by their other brews I’ve sampled. This was a good mild Gose, not too far behind Westbrook’s Gose from SC in terms of flavor. Fresh and light bodied, this was one of the least tangy Goses I’ve tried, but I enjoyed the switch-up. Rounded out with a salty finish and a wheaty aftertaste. Balanced and refreshing. MrBunn (2849) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Can. Pours a light and slightly hazy straw color with a thin head and with those oddly lovely gose aromas... a whiff of sea air and a little bit of funky barn. I’m sitting here fairly happy until I take my first sip and I get that kind of flabby honey and dough presence that accompanies a Caribbean lager or something. The slightly tart presence comes through shortly thereafter, but I’m lost... adrift. My depression has hit a level that is now almost too much to bear. Err... sorry... that was a bit overly-dramatic. Still, it almost does have that corn lager edge up front and that takes away from whatever sour and salt might push through to the finish. The salt is subtle enough that I can’t pick it up and the sourness also needs a kick. As a gateway gose, this might be OK, but I just can’t find it interesting enough to reach that decision on my own at this point... Shag (3047) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2017
A pale yellow color with a white head. A faint lemony aroma. The flavor is actually as sweet as it is sour with some lemon maringue and some saltiness. Overall ok but lacks that sour punch of a great gose. oobawa (1797) - Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2017
Fairly tame gose, a slightly tart, wheat-tinged middle meshing with a shitload of Himalyan salt. Never reaches much sourness, almost like a very bready kristallweizen instead of a gose, but it finishes clean and seems to be disappearing easily enough. Meh nose, good texture. Decent brew. drowland (9161) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2017
12/11/16. On tap at World of Beer in Hilton Head, SC. Golden pour with a small khaki head. Mild tart aroma with a hint of salinity. Mild tart flavor, grainy maltiness, some sourness, mild salinity, a touch watered down. Meh.