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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
85
very good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Braustelle visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-11-2013)
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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of shleepy
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Sweet for a Gose and slightly bready (like a Kolsch), not very sour. However, certainly light and refreshing.

Photo of egrace84
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of endovelico
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

This zippy light-honey colored offering, is quite literally bursting with a fragrant layering of peach, mango and spring flowers. Focused and refined where the residual sweetness is playing off the lemony tartness and traditional salinity. Refreshing and elegant overall even if rather hollow and short.

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of visualmartyr
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Durge
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Selmusa
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Bonis
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%

Ready for a refreshing one? Sure. Here's a half-liter of gose. On to the beer:

Like a sandy blonde color and topped with a half-inch of creamy head before dropping to a thin lace. The aroma offers a small twist to the usual gose. In addition to a kiss of salt and tart, there's a note of spruce as well which gives the aroma additional depth.

The fist split second is a bitter and sour combination, wich thankfully is relieved to something that's a little more interesting. There a tasteless acidic note which doesn't know which direction to go. A touch of salt and a surprisingly very bready base. With a perfumy spruce in the background, I don't know if I love this gose or hate it. I do like that breadiness though, and it brings a note of honey blossoms too, plus the aftertaste it leaves is more than pleasant.

It's refreshing in a weird way, but it's not like a kolsch or helles lager on a hot day. Different, to say the least.

Photo of Jasonchair
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of UndatedSeapiece
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Look: Cloudy, lemon yellow, medium head that dissipates fast
Nose: Faint smell, can't quite put my finger on it
Taste: Slightly thin, sour, salty, a little more carbonation than usual

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of barczar
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%

Reeks of bready malt, but luckily there's some lime and sharp peach and grapefruit in the flavor to add complexity. Floral notes are a nice complement.

Photo of Shandycan
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +6.4%

As wacky as the craft beer scene seems to be, there's plenty of room to reach into the goodie sack of history and pull out historic styles for as much reinvention as is exploration. Braustelle's traditional "salt" beers are of great testament to this notion.

With its cloudy straw yellow pour, the beer sheds a creamy white froth to cap, retain and lace the session extremely well. Its nose is tangy with a lemon and lime medley but also with earthy wheat, hay, herb and a delicate musken quality for complexity and intrigue.

With its early bready-sweet taste dissolving on the palate, its playfully acidic middle blossoms on the tongue with citrus, white wine and dry apple cider. The beer's classic salty brine rises, but only just enough to ensure a sense of fullness and to brighten the flavors that are already present in the beer.

And with its dry and racy finish, the palate is left refreshed and the thirst is quenched to near perfection- just enough acidity to wash the palate. It trails with a soft mineral quality and faint citrus peel, much like gin-and-tonic refreshers. Echoes of wheat return deep in aftertaste.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of meanmutt
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kaufmaal
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose from Braustelle
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.