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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose - Braustelle

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BA SCORE
85
very good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | 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 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.

DoubleJ, Yesterday at 03:51 AM
Photo of Jasonchair
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

Jasonchair, Thursday at 08:53 PM
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

UndatedSeapiece, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

alexsergio, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +6.4%

ortie, Sep 04, 2014
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.

barczar, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Shandycan, Sep 02, 2014
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

BobDoubleu, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Krafty34, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

meanmutt, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kaufmaal, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Arch578, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

thufflife, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bleedblue9150, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dataylor21, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

HoboDrinkswell, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sila5, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mltobin, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Eighty, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

pjenroute, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of spoony
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

From a 500 ml bottle into a pokal glass. Reviewed from notes dated June 12, 2014.

A-A normal pour produces about a finger of white head that fades quickly to a thin cap. The beer is milky with lazy carbonation visible in the light-straw colored liquid. Standard stuff.

S-The aroma is subdued with a bit of toasted wheat malt and a hint of tartness. There is mild lemon aroma and a bit of butter-like body to the malt. Not much in the way of salt or spruce.

T-The taste is a little more complex with some pine/spruce notes floating in and out. There is a bit more tartness and a hint of salt in the background. The malt bill is heavy on the wheat.

M-The body is on the light side and carbonation is smooth and drinkable.

O-This beer is a relatively traditional and simple example of the style. It drinks easy and doesn't blow you away with tartness or salt or whatever. It fits the bill on a hot summer day, but there are better gose beers out there.

spoony, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

gradestarr, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

yankeej13, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

lillitnn92, Jul 01, 2014
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Freigeist Geisterzug Gose from Braustelle
85 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.