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Wild Oats Series No. 5 - Opa's Gose - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ancient German style of beer that predates the German Purity Act of 1516, this is a wheat beer brewed with coriander and sea salt. Opa's Gose was brewed by Master Brewer, Matt O’Hara exclusively for our annual Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill. Expect to find a crisp, tart and refreshing wheat beer an interesting saltiness and clove and coriander highlights.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 09-26-2010)
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

08-17-2013 14:03:46 | More by Vyronian
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-10-2013 22:57:24 | More by DustinSWB
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-29-2013 18:19:24 | More by Mr_Rocca
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

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
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-27-2013 01:25:57 | More by WillAndSarah
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-30-2013 13:04:03 | More by fizzyted
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-25-2013 23:45:07 | More by andrenaline
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

On tap at the Victory for the One Off Stand-Off night, and then again at C'est What in cask form.

Pours a cloudy orange with a good finger of creamy white head, and some nice lacing. Lots of wheat in the nose, and some banana esters, along with a dash of lemon and some spice. Quite large hefeweizen flavour, with a nice citric bite, big banana esters and some clove. The gose characteristics are a little limited, and the salt takes a long time to hit, which is dissapointing. Probably too much banana in this one to be considered authentic, and I would have liked to see the coriander amped up (its there, but its subtle). Mouthfeel is great, though, with a nice softness and smooth carbonation.

A really enjoyable pint, but I think its a little out of the box for a gose based on the past examples I've had. Sometimes, though, that doesn't matter, and I applaud Beau's for brewing another highly drinkable beer and even attempting this rarest of styles. Sahti next?

10-05-2010 11:39:08 | More by bobsy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-30-2013 19:48:30 | More by BGDrock
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-20-2013 21:25:39 | More by RedAleMan
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-04-2013 23:28:56 | More by gloryhole
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-21-2013 21:58:52 | More by KeKeKumba
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-17-2013 16:35:01 | More by yancot
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

Bottle from the Masonville LCBO. Served in a mini-pint glass while visiting the in-laws. While I appreciate the attached salt packet, I did not use it.

A - Big white foam settles to a thick cap, thicker collar, and minimal lace. Hazy straw body.

S - Wheat, a bit of characteristic weizen yeast banana and clove, slightly tangy lactobacillus, some salt but not overly spiced otherwise.

T - The taste is heavier on the yeast and wheat character, with only a mild touch of lactic tanginess to it. There's a bit of lemon and no so much in the way of coriander or salt here. Not sure if I would have known it was a gose for taste alone.

M - Light, lower carbonation. Smooth and creamy body, with a only a bit of wheat graininess to it. Obviously, there's no alcohol.

D - Really easy to drink, but I think it could have used a bit more in the way of gose-ish flavors, ergo more spice and lactic acidity. Still, nice to see Ontario breweries branching out and trying new styles. Hopefully Beau's dials the recipe in over time.

11-26-2013 18:18:40 | More by MasterSki
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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
Photo of decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%

600ml bottle poured into a mug. ABV 5%.

A - Poured a hazy yellow gold with a 2cm foamy white head, Head reduced to a thin cap. Some lacing.

S - Some banana, some citrus, some coriander, hint of pepper, sea salt, mild herbs. Not the most potent aroma but the salt is certainly present.

T - Banana, citrus with a little dose of sour, some spice, some salt, herbal tea finish. Bitterness is quite low. Aftertaste is mildly salty.

M - Medium-heavy carbonation, medium body, some creaminess, some stickiness, dry finish.

O - Well balanced but the wheat beer base is a bit on the light side. Could use a bit more spice and banana flavours. Came with a packet of extra sea salt but I found the beer had just enough for my tastes. Overall still a decent sessionable brew.

08-07-2013 02:40:05 | More by decimator
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-03-2013 15:44:07 | More by Whatup14
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2014 17:09:20 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2014 05:54:43 | More by TerryW
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-17-2013 20:40:03 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Wild Oats Series No. 5 - Opa's Gose from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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