Wild Oats Series No. 5 - Opa's Gose - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
A - clear bright golden, two fingers of soapy white head, plenty of rising carbonation aided in retention
S - mild yeasty funk, salt and pepper, raw grains, light leafy hint
T - citrus estery yeasty flavour up front, light grain and leafy hops, saltiness builds and lingers through the finish
M - very light and smooth, salty finish leaves me thirsty for more
O - an extremely easy drinking brew with enough flavour to keep it interesting, an interesting style that I hope to see more of
12-16-2013 01:23:19 | More by joemcgrath27
3.23/5 rDev -11.3%
Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light wheat malt notes with some light coriander is a bit blander than I was expecting. Taste is a mix between some light coriander notes with some light wheat malt with subtle unrefined grainy finish. I didn’t add the salt bag but not sure it would have improved things greatly. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but definitely a notch below some of the German example I tried before.
11-05-2013 21:08:55 | More by Phyl21ca
3.66/5 rDev +0.5%
600ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $7
Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with a small size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.
Smell - Breads/grains, coriander/clove, apples/bananas
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and corn. There is also some clove/coriander and some fruity notes.
Overall – Not as tart/complex as other gose's I've tried, really more of a saison/wit beer? Still a tasty summer beer that is refreshing. Wouldn't buy again due to price point.
08-28-2013 23:59:35 | More by spinrsx
4.4/5 rDev +20.9%
On cask at C'est What's Fall Festival. My first gose, not sure what to expect here.
Pours an unfiltered light golden orange, with white head. Mild lacing and good retention. Nose is full of orange peel, spice (coriander presumably?), banana and a ton a wheat. Taste is an absolute assault of bananas with a touch of coriander again and some whole wheat bread. Just overwhelmingly full of banana. This screams hefe-weisse to me on both accounts, but there is some mild tartness that separates it from being such. Medium high carbonation, with a bit of a spritz at the end but some high refreshing drinkability. Had they released this at some point this summer, I would've been chasing this regularly. Impressive.
09-26-2010 21:17:03 | More by liamt07
4.18/5 rDev +14.8%
On cask at C'est What's 2010 Fall Festival of Craft Breweries. Like the previous reviewer, I've never had a Gose before, so I realy had no idea what to expect. Pours a cloudy orange with nice layer of white head on top. Turns out it is a wheat beer, which is very apparent from the first smell. Some orange, banana and clove in the smell as well. Taste has some small tartness to it, but in a good way. Very smooth carbonation level. I'd definitely order this again if it ever makes it way to Toronto again.
10-01-2010 18:51:44 | More by kwjd
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
Opa's Gose has the colour of a September sun: golden but with a visibly fading brightness. The beer's natural haze makes it look tired, its highlights not so energetic. Still, the beer maintains a degree of clarity as well as resplendence and supports foam along its circumference.
Those unsure of what to expect from the style might find familiarities in this example to both Saisons and Witbiers. Its bouquet has an almost potpourri-level floralness as well as faint notes of dried herbs and a whole farm's worth of hay and raw cereal grain. The yeast imparts a distinct bready character as well as a backdrop of peppery spicing.
The brewery provided a little sachet of salt which seemed odd given that sea salt is listed as the fourth ingredient after water, malt and hops. But upon tasting it, one really wouldn't know of salt's inclusion if they weren't told (and may not be able to detect it even still). Gose typically offer more lactic 'tang' as well whereas this one is characterized by soft perfumy floral notes.
The flavour has an almost hefeweizen-like banana and clove personality as well as subtler coriander notes and a splash of orange-like fruitiness. It has plenty of graininess and a soft bready quality enlivened by peppery yeast spice. Overall, it's an awfully pleasant, agreeable ale but is more sweet than tart, which is disappointing for a beer that should be borderline sour.
Goses are still a rare sighting and I certainly won't claim to be any kind of expert on them, but it seems to me that Opa's Gose is not the best introduction to the style; it is more reminiscent of a Saison or Witbier owing to the lack of sour lactic acid. It's an approachable, flavourful, enjoyably drinkable ale but, on the whole, a fairly ordinary offering despite its unique recipe.
09-22-2013 17:13:58 | More by biegaman
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Didn't add the salt.
A - Golden and bright pour. Strong carbonation. Two finger white head. One finger of retention and some spotty lace.
S - Lemon candy, some tartness, some minor saltiness.
T - Nice sweetness and Belgian sorta banana yeast. Pleasant tartness and some saltiness. A little lemon candy.
M - Strong carbonation, medium carbonation and an underripe fruit finish.
O/D - Not a bad Gose. It's only my second, but it was decent.
11-09-2013 01:31:03 | More by tbeckett
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured at fridge temperature into a Weizen glass. A very slightly hazy gold with a thin bubbly white head which soon disappears. Well carbonated. The 600 ml bottle comes with a cloth bag which contains an info sheet and come extra sea salt.
Estery fruit smells. Some banana and clove. Mildly citrusy and herbal. Very slightly sou8r. Not really salty at all, more of a hard water softness. Well balanced. Tried some of the supplied salt. Word of warning – a little goes a long way. It produced a pretty good head. Al in all I am OK with the beer as supplied though.
Very refreshing. I am new to the style but I like it and would try it again.
07-22-2013 20:19:53 | More by scott451
Wild Oats Series No. 5 - Opa's Gose from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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