poisoneddwarf (2639) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2017 junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Very light, golden, transparent, with a slight head. Aroma is also very slight, a faint meadowy ’Grain Belt’ aroma, not enough to detect any other undertones.
Likewise the taste has the a bit of the same meadowy Grain Belt when it first hits the taste buds, but the difference is then immediately revealed with a lemony yet slightly salty finish. So I do get the coriander and saltiness mentioned in the description, but it is not heavy, nor does it linger long.
I am not qualified to say whether this is a faithful rendition of a Gose. Often, in cases like this it is a balancing act to create a mass producible facsimile of a beer style that remains reasonably true to traditional recipes and methods. How successful Schell’s was at accomplishing this, I will leave for others to judge. I can say it is a pleasant beer. A good summer offering that I suspect will find its way to my patio often.
12 oz bottle from North Dakota. Aroma is wheaty, metallic, whiff of vomit, lemon, bread. Pours hazy golden with a fleeting white head that collapses into a big-bubbly ring fairly quick. Taste is lightly sweet, dry, lightly bitter. Has just the barest hint of tartness. Not salty at all. No sense of coriander, either. Tastes like a bland wheat beer. That being said, it is drinkable, just not very gose-like. drpimento (3755) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Aroma was the best thing here and that was just so-so with some sweet malt and perhaps the barest hint of spice. Flavor had zero sour or tart a slight inkling of salt in the Finish and likewise with the coriander basically was just some average sweet beer. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma wheat, coriander, some citrus, and a touch of salt; flavor is biscuit malt with some citrus; finish is dry with salt and spice; not all that tart but a but plain felsenpils (183) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is somewhat fruity, somewhat dry crackers. The flavor is malt-accented with very low hop bitterness. I am not getting much of the salt taste which others have described, perhaps just a touch in the aftertaste. All in all, this tastes mostly like a pretty good Kölsch, but not so unusual as I had expected. ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured light amber. Aroma was coriander and wheat. Taste was tart, sour and salty.
bytemesis (9190) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden apple, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is heavy on coriander, floral, a bit of salty wheat. Flavor is light sweet, tiny hint of tartness, loads of coriander and floral, minimal bitterness. Medium light body, lingering floral finish. Meh. ccex (1365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle from sampler pours a clear reddish golden with practically no head and no lacing. Aroma has corn and wheat bread. Taste is neither sweet nor bitter, with coriander coming out in the short finish. Body is thin with average carbonation. This is a fairly boring, slightly spiced lager I probably won’t try again, even though I love Schell’s and support the old family-owned brewery near my hometown. justsayswell (285) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Schell jumps on the gose/ Berliner bandwagon with this Frankenstein mashup. Clear gold pour. Fizzy white head. Nose is corn, sour, yeast, grape skin. Really watery palate. Tastes like a tangy adjunct lager. Finishes dry and very slightly sour, with faint notes of armpit sweat. A sour beer for people who don’t like sour beer. Not a fan. Carlisle (794) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark straw color with thin white head that dissipates quickly and some lacing. Salty biscuit aroma. Effervescent salty bite upfront with biscuit malt with caramel notes. Not a particularly long finish but with a bite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nealblind (1975) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Clear red gold pour. Aroma slight grass. Tastes lager salt, sweet bread. Leans into the lager style pretty seriously.