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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy GoseThe Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose

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896 Ratings
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Ratings: 896
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 117 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 09-24-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

dagubna, Today at 08:35 AM
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2.64/5  rDev -31.4%

APPEARANCE: A huge head foams up on this beer right away, even with a very careful and slow pour. It does not last long, however, it’s gone within 15 seconds. The beer itself is a very pale yellow and there are only a handful of bubbles beneath the surface, and by a handful I mean like seven or eight. There is no lacing at all.

SMELL: Very salty. I can’t smell much else.

TASTE: Apparently, I am very sensitive to salt because that is almost all I can taste at first. After a few sips some tart lemon develops with a strong bready flavor.

MOUTHFEEL: The Gose starts out dry, but builds in sweetness throughout the sip. It’s light-bodied and goes down easy.

OVERALL: I have a very hard time with the Gose style. This is one of the better examples I have tried however. I think the tartness and the fact that it wasn’t completely, 100% overwhelming in the salt department.

StoneTSR, Today at 07:36 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

poster83nutbag, Today at 02:56 AM
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3.3/5  rDev -14.3%

Pours translucent pale gold. The 1/2 inch white head quickly disappears completely and leaves very faint spots of lace.

The smell is of grainy malt, lemon juice and earthy hops.

The taste is of sour lemon juice, white bread and a faint salt aftertaste.

The texture is light bodied and effervescent with high carbonation. Tiny bubbles rise up throughout the drink down.

Grainy wheat, sour lemon juice and a salty aftertaste. This is not terrible but, it is a style that I am not particularly fond of.

Furlinator, Today at 01:52 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Jasonchair, Thursday at 08:52 PM
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

This came out of the cooler at The Fridge and then got set aside as the bottles built up to the point that I held a CANcerted purge over the summer to be able to get The CANQuest ™ back on track. It’s good to be back!

From the CAN: “Bah Hornin’ since 1987”; “The refreshing tartness in this divine, bright golden-colored ale gives way to earthy undertones and hints of citrus followed by a slight sea salt-like dryness and tangy, effervescent finish.”; “Highway 128 Boonville Session Series”; “Solar Powered Brewery”.

The Crack! let loose a squirt the likes of which I have not seen from an intact CAN! Sometimes, if a CAN is dented, it will push the beer to the top, but in this case, the beer was up to the lip! It must have been overfilled when the lid was seamed on to get it this full. A new standard has been set. I began an inverted Glug, but “effervescent” was the operative word here. Following a brief pseudo-cascade, I got three-plus fingers of puffy, fizzy, bone-white head that was as carbonated as soda pop and lasted for just a short time before fading away. Color was a Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 – 2) and I just urinated a darker liquid. Nose was tart, yet salty. I felt like I was back at sea, smelling the breeze on the fantail. Mouthfeel was thin, but very fizzy. The taste was initially puckeringly tart, like sucking on a lemon, but then the saltiness kicked in, mellowing the intensity of the tartness. Finish was bone dry, puckeringly dry and I could hear the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara Desert as I reached for my asthma inhaler. Well, if you are looking for something very different or if you really want a thirst quencher during the Summer months, this would be it. It was as refreshing as ginger ale, but without the sugar. Pardon me while I try to prise my lips apart.

woodychandler, Thursday at 02:52 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 896 ratings.