junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013felsenpils (172) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 11, 2016
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. 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 (1132) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured light amber. Aroma was coriander and wheat. Taste was tart, sour and salty. bytemesis (8236) - 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 (1286) - 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 (277) - 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 (734) - 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 (1849) - 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. deyholla (11503) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at Twins Stadium. Pours a clear a gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has an earthy wheat with a good amount of bread and a touch of salt. Flavor is similar with earthy grain and bread with a touch of salt. Cousin_Larry (893) - - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma is like most scrappy domestics. Flavor is saltwater with aftertaste of copper and a little corn. Not awful but really, really boring. Nuffield (4167) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2015
Sorry, I didn’t get the saltiness. I got a decent vein of fruitiness, and plenty of sweetness, and it wasn’t unapproachable at all--quite drinkable. It seemed fairly well supported in the finish, too. Though it was still a fairly hum-drum kind of beer. Bottle.