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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb - Braustelle

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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: magictacosinus on 11-26-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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.

This Geisterzug version pours like many of the others- a bright "canary" yellow paleness with a calm wheaty haze. Its dainty head swirls about the surface before succumbing to the acidity underneath. With the nose hovering above, the olfactories are soon pierced by acute lime and lemon juices with a slight waft of cork and weathered wood.

Flavors of dry crackers depict a wheat softness that develops quickly to a bone-dry middle palate. The earthy tang of rhubarb is lightly of strawberry, cherry and celery while the sweaty brine of lime, lemon, crabapple, under-ripened berry and hints of parmesan round out its fullish sour middle.

Complete dryness is strongly committed to the lactic acidity and its clean citrusy portrayal. While the ale effortlessly strips the palate of all thirst and leaves it refreshed, an aftertaste of musty cork and light bread keeps the palate rewarded both deep and quick.

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Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, fruit, and salt aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, fruit, and salt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

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Bottle. Pours a opaque, golden color. Minimal head. The color is interesting, as is the aroma. It smells slightly cheesy with some unripe fruits. Lemon aroma as well. Reminds me of kiwis, too. The flavor is sharp and bright. Tart fruit flesh, lemons, rhubarb, kiwi. Mostly dry. Funky with a bit of cheese rind. Salinity is minimal. Barnyard flavors. Cider similarities. Salt actually starts to sneak up on me the more I enjoy this brew. Light bodied. Surprisingly high carbonation. Savory yet crisp. Dry. Very interesting. Very rustic and fruity. A tasty, unique Gose.

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Retired? I just bought this at Whole Foods yesterday.

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a tall tulip.

Nice dark gold color, finely bubbled head that quickly dissipates to a ring.

Aromas of dried strawberries, pink grapefruit juice, tart rhubarb, a little sea salt, wheat malt. Very nice.

Very fruity taste. Strawberry juice, cranberries, rhubarb, followed by a modest acidic tartness. A little soft saltiness, then a pink grapefruit/rhubarb finish and some luscious wheat. Delicious, balanced.

Comes on light bodied, unfolds into some soft wheatiness. Ends pretty clean.

This is a delicious beer. The rhubarb lends a surprising complexity of fruit aromas and taste. Not traditional but well done.

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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhubarb from Braustelle
91 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.