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Schmetterling Gose - Local Option

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Schmetterling Gose
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BA SCORE
85
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Schmetterling Gose is a modern interpretation of an ancient top fermented saline sour ale native to Saxony. Local Option Bierwerker took the task of reviving this unique style that disappeared during the early part of the 20th century. True to its antecedent, Schmetterling Gose is brewed with equal parts malted wheat and barley; seasoned with black lava salt, coriander, and hops; and fermented with yeast and lactobacillus. Light bodied, highly carbonated, pale in color, with a subtle aroma of spice and citrus and a dry, crisp, refreshing finish, Schmetterling Gose is ideal in summer months but appreciable year round.

(Beer added by: tempest on 07-28-2012)
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-27-2012 15:34:03 | More by RichH55
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birdsellam

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26%

02-13-2014 18:14:52 | More by birdsellam
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-04-2012 00:08:52 | More by ferrari29
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.48/5  rDev +18.8%

served on-tap @ Local Option, Chicago, IL, into a weizen glass

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color, like a good weissbier should. Two+ fingers of head. It looks great.

The aroma is spice-forward at first: the salt, yes, but also pepper. That lemony, wheat bread tang comes across quite nicely. It's tough for me to gauge how sour this will be based on the aroma, but that's OK.

Yes. This is the finest American example of the Gose style I've had. The balance here is tremendous. The quenching tartness meets that Gatorade-like salty note, but there's a whole lot of wheat flavor on the finish, with lingering spice notes that command you to take another sip. I'd drink this all day if I could.

If you're in Chicago then you have to drink at Local Option. You'd be a fool not to. And if they have the Gose on-tap, you need to order it. I know, all of the other rare taps are enticing. But make room for this Gose. Trust me.

11-24-2012 02:23:50 | More by Reaper16
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-10-2013 00:12:11 | More by YogiBeer
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-02-2013 00:30:36 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Cresant

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-21-2013 11:34:58 | More by Cresant
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-19-2013 15:41:52 | More by HeadyTheElder
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-22-2013 04:35:26 | More by mcc1654
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-24-2013 23:17:05 | More by speedvagen
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-10-2013 06:25:28 | More by sweemzander
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a Weizen glass.

A - White foam quickly settles to a partial cap and thicker collar, but minimal lace. Lightly hazed pale golden body.

S - Coriander, slight lactic and lemony tartness, a hint of musky funk and overripe fruits, and a solid wheat bread malt backdrop.

T - The taste draws out the salt a bit, with the bread and wheat malt bill also moving to the forefront. The coriander and lemony lactic acidity are still here but they're fairly restrained. Good balance, with a lightly tart finish.

M - Medium-light in body and fairly refreshing. Soft, active carbonation, bready texture, and a fairly clean finish that has a touch of yeasty, chewy, bread to it. Acidity is present but doesn't linger.

D - This may be my new favorite gose, not that I've had a ton of them. Unlike other American takes on the style the Schmetterling has great balance of salt, acidity, and spice. I could have quite a few of these in an evening.

09-26-2012 15:48:35 | More by MasterSki
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Had a snifter at Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Ah, so fresh, so refreshing. The aroma was a sharp mix of sour rose and berries with a big hit of fresh-baked bread. The toasty malt steps back a bit in the flavor and a mix of salty spices (with coriander) comes with with the pleasantly sour (gentler than a lambic) earthy fruit (almost like fruit skin) through the finish. I don't get a big salty taste or feeling, so I'd say it's well balanced. The body is on the lighter side, as I said, very refreshing. Check this beer out if you can. Easily the best gose I've had.

07-28-2012 21:01:19 | More by tempest
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-15-2012 05:39:13 | More by danthehopslamman
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-02-2012 00:40:13 | More by hoppymcgee
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-18-2013 02:27:01 | More by dmorgan310
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-25-2013 00:07:08 | More by Sparky44
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magnusdave

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-27-2013 22:48:26 | More by magnusdave
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

Served in a Schneider weizen glass at Local Option.

How could I pass up a Bierwerker-brewed gose during my visit to the Option? Seriously. It pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, light wheat, and tart lemon zest. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly earthier lemon character and a very light saltiness coming into play. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable gose, one that almost comes across as an earthy take on a mild Berliner weiss. Either way, good times.

08-28-2012 21:42:50 | More by TMoney2591
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metter98

New York

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%

On-tap at The Jeffrey, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour and salty lemons are present in the nose.
T: The beer is somewhat sour and has notes of salt, hints of lemon citrus and slight bits of coriander.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit creamy on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and seems rather complex for the style.

10-21-2013 15:41:15 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%

Served on-tap at The Jeffrey Craft Beer and Bites in New York, NY

A: Pours a cloudy light golden yellow in color with very light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and just a hint of straw yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thing ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The overall aroma to this beer is slightly briny/salty with some light notes of tart lemons and hints of wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of wheat with some light flavors of tart lemons. Overall there is a moderate amount of brininess/saltiness and the beer is light to moderately tart.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Another interesting Gose on this visit to NYC (that is three in four days). Refreshing and thirst quenching though this might be the one with the most body to it. Enjoyable and one I would definitely get again.

10-22-2013 16:59:23 | More by dbrauneis
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juankzas

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2013 19:02:52 | More by juankzas
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2013 01:38:49 | More by Magery
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2013 03:05:35 | More by beerhawk41
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2013 15:23:24 | More by avschmitt
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Schmetterling Gose from Local Option
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