Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2017
One of the "Most Gose" beers fro Wicked Weed, older bottle (from before the take-over by AB InBev). Medium thick, snow white, irregularly lacing, moussy, stable head (closed for a long time) over a very lightly hazy, deep and warm 'old gold' coloured beer with small strings of fizz here and there, turning misty with sediment. Weird, exotic but obviously too 'old' aroma of old dried out lemons, filtered apple juice without the sugar, lime juice, lots of fresh passionfruit (actually used here), salted cucumber, soggy bird seed, 'rust'-like oxidation, curry powder, chicken broth, very old cheese crackers, hints of soap, withered flowers, some dried bitter herbs here and there, pickled gherkins. Crisp onset, sourness reminiscent of industrial lemon juice and lime, with a redcurrant-like fruitiness to it, but sweetness is all but absent, apart perhaps from a faint pineapple note; carbonation is refined and vivid, fit for the style. The sourness is immediately followed by the expected saltiness, a green seaweed-like touch, quite well positioned. Slick, smooth mouthfeel, cereally maltiness and somewhat soapy wheatiness, dried by the ongoing - soft but long-stretched - sourness, the way it should be for a Gose; the finish then is coloured altogether differently, citrusy, quenchingly sour, with that added passion fruit becoming very apparent, but in quite a good way, adding a warm, tropical juiciness to the whole; the saltiness remains subordinate to the sourness (as it should be) but nevertheless lingers in the background. Finishes with passionfruit- and lemon sourishness persisting, lightly bittered by a dash of earthy hops in the tail. In all, an interesting interpretation of a Gose, works fine for me, the only problem here is that I stumbled on a bottle that was way too old - Gose is quite obviously not intended as a cellaring beer. I am convinced that this was a bright, refreshing, deliciously tropical version of a Gose when young, but the fading aromas and oxidation do not flatter it at all. Should revisit fresh, if the new overlords at Wicked Weed have plans to continue this beer of course, without far-stretching alterations... katrinaez (2411) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 aroma is briny, tart citrus, and watermelon rind. hazy bright yellow. taste is tart, sour lemon, mild brine, and iceburg lettuce. light pucker mouth. tap ogivlado (8446) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 31, 2017
Bottled 500ml. -from Beergium. Unclear golden coloured, small white head that went away fast, mild passionfruit in the nose. Light malty, weak salty, notes of coriander and passionfruit with mild yeasty and some acidity in the finish. Hmmm...all in all so-so. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Draught at The Ave, 6/3/17.onceblind (11113) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Heavily hazy, copper-brass with a dark beige head that is small and showing low retention.
Passion fruit and lactic acid in the nose shows moderate integration with the rest of the beer, though there’s a slight surplus of raw lactic acid lingering. Salinity is low, with biscuity wheat notes and a hint of metal created from the mix of ingredients. Hay, cereal, lemon and yogurt linger with no flaw or alcohol.
Moderately juicy in the mouth with a strong dryness and lingering lactic character. Soft, wheat-heavy texture with moderate-to-light salinity. While there is some "wine-like" character created from the acidity, fruit and salt, there’s just a bit too much blandness from the wheat and salt while the lactic acid is a bit heavy here. Otherwise, drinkable and competent gose.
Lightly hazy golden with a thin bubbly white cap. Light and fresh tropical passionfruit aroma with a gentle briney twang. Brisk light flavor that’s tropical and slightly tart, lightly juicy citrusy and a clean light finish.
That1Guy (2241) - Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2017
12 oz can packaged on 04/24/17. Pours opaque golden with a white head that doesn’t stick around very long. Lively carbonation makes it light and spritzy. A perfect summer time beer. Very nice. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2017
can, from the Beer Dispensary, Apex. ok aroma, lightly sweet, moderately salty. passionfruit gives a berry streak. hazed golden yellow color, good initial head, faded quickly to a ring, no lace. more sour than sweet flavor. light body, thin creamy mouthfeel, acidic sweet finish. it’s fine, nice blend on the flavor with the fruit and acidic side. GTAEgeek (2569) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2017
12 oz. can, shared by Brian, who was trying to get rid of all his ’Budweiser’. Pale, hazy yellow, with a big, fluffy, off-white head. the aroma is distinct passion fruit up front, with some light yogurt, sea salt, coriander, lemon zest, and mango. Sweet and lightly fruity, with a mild and very pleasant tart flavor that lingers on the palate. Light body, crisp, not very acidic, and clean. This is a thoroughly pleasant, mellow gose. The fruit adds a lot, without overwhelming the very nice base beer. gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2017
KRS 091216. Golden -orange color with an off-white head. Aroma is passion , citrus, malt. Flavor is passion fruit, fruit, citrus, malt, berries, sourness, tropical fruits. Easy drinkable beer. Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2017
Aroma is sour cherry. Flavor is pretty salty and somewhat sweet. Lots of cherry and peach in this one. Really refreshing and balanced well. Pours purplish in color. Had in charlotte
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