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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb - Braustelle

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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb
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BA SCORE
88
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: magictacosinus on 11-26-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Trappist Provisions into a 9oz wine tulip glass.

Just like the original gose recipe, pours a near crystal clear, amber golden color with a minimal frothy white head. Some bubbles show, with lines rising up towards the top the glass until the head starts to settle. Leaves behind some stickiness, but the lacing is minimal overall. Goses are a funny style - I don't think there's a way they're "supposed" to look, but I've always found the the more vinous looking they are, the more appealing they are to me. The rhubarb addition has no doubt influenced the look, and as a result it does look a little thicker than their regular gose.

Wow! The aroma is terrific - tropical notes, citrus, barnyard funk, and minerality. Smells like an excellent Riesling, with more going on beyond the simple fruit flavors. Pears, kiwi, mangoes, pineapple, white grapes, and a good deal of herbal aromas that follow right away. While the rhubarb is difficult to make out right away, the lactic sweetness and light toffee notes from the grains brings forward many memories in Europe where I would shamelessly devour rhubarb tarts during any warm day in the city. Plus, this is chock-filled with elements I enjoy in the style, with some wet hay, saline textures, and dried grassiness with lemon balm. So terrific. Absolutely exceeded my expectations here.

The flavor is pretty much on par with the aroma, but nothing prepared me for the crystal clean feel and finish that envelops the palate with each sip. At first, there's fruit forward notes consisting of tropical fruit, pears, and apricots. Then, there's a little bit of tartness from the rhubarb, followed by a citrus bouquet, as well as some damp hay, lactic sweetness, and a bit of sea salt. Then, when things already seemed good enough, the finish tops everything off with a cold, wet stone mineral flavor that is so crisp and refreshing, with an aftertaste that is the equivalent of drinking a nice, cool glass of spring water. This doesn't *feel* watery, however - it's still quite juicy and well carbonated throughout, and provides an everlasting glass that demands constant attention. Fantastic.

This is a gose?? Transcends the style, in my opinion, and I will be so frustrated if they don't just up and decide to make this a year-round offering. Highly drinkable, refreshing, complex, and rivals even several high quality German Rieslings I've had to date. Do everything possible to try this - it's delicious, complex, and extremely easy to drink - a new staple for the style if I ever saw one.

magictacosinus, Nov 29, 2013
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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb from Braustelle
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.