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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb - Braustelle

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89
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 57
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 5.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: magictacosinus on 11-26-2013

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Loved the earthiness and tang of the rhubarb with this one.. Hopefully have a chance to find this one again. -a gem (141 characters)

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Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Straight forward slightly hazy and unfiltered looking appearance with a fairly shiny dark brass like yellow color. Not much head but very off white colored and creamy settling to a very thin puck.

Real great nose. Chewy wheat like balance and a mild strawberry sweet like sense of sourness as well. Herbal green and a hint of sage and even cardamom like spices also. Very clean sensing but also dense. Fantastic aroma.

Palate really displays great classic wheat density. Nice mellow tartness and hints of soft lemon juice. Good coating and thick malt action with hints of strangely red like berried fruit. Mild tang sourness but with a lingering soft sweetness. Hardly tart or puckering, but with a good almost green garden earthy quality, and spice to match.

The rhubarb doesn't seem to be coming through in the taste but seems to make the beer very wonderful. Great brew. (934 characters)

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A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation judging from the rising bubbles at the edge of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of rhubarb are present in the nose. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is a little sour, having hints of rhubarb and salt. The rhubarb flavors strengthen as the beer warms.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a good representation of the style and is easy to drink. The rhubarb helps to make the aromas and flavors a little more interesting.

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Refreshingly tart and laced with that minerally zing from which the classic "salt" beer of Germany is famed, the brewers at Braustelle isn't merely content to dry this beer to strong sour acidity. They layer upon its brine and acidity with the earthen tang of rhubarb.

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A - Cloudy dark yellow with a ton of pearly white foam. Settles nicely at a finger after some time.

S - Sour lemon, salt, spice, cooked celery, pepper, bit-o-funk. Kinda reminds me of lemon chicken, in a good way.

T - More in the way of tart lemon-lime wheat and coriander, very slight funk to it, toned down but there spice, kind of briny earthy leafy qualities.

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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb from Braustelle
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.