The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DoubleJ:
3.44/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Beachwood BBQ. I don't get the reference in the beer's name, so I suspect that it's a Boont County thing. On to the beer:
Pale yellow colored with golden hues. Not much head on the pour, but not much was expected per style. The aroma has a touch of tartness, and a gentler kiss of salt. Quite mild so far.
The taste has a tartness which is middling. Kisses of lemon and apple give the beer a solid character, and there's just a note of salt. Vague fruitness creeps into the scene. The beer is light bodied and overall refreshing. A hardcore gose lover might expect more, but as a refresher or someone looking to get into the style, this could work.
Serving type: on-tap
12-25-2013 23:35:51 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Gose arrives at Beer Revolution here in Calgary and obviously one has to try this. Ordered using the entire name, which scrambled the server's brain (she was awesome by the way ... "Whaaa ... Oh, the Anderson Valley! Done!"). Arrived in a pint glass, an exceedingly pale straw color like many commercial lagers with a stippling of white foam on top. Smells vinous, a white wine boozy quality, tannic and tart with some cidery apple, cellar must, and tart lemon adding to the olfactory impression. Taste was predictably sour and salty, cider vinegar or old wine, coriander husk, pedestrian wheat malt spice and lemon rind with a briny sea salt foundation. I detect some other fruit that I cannot pinpoint more specifically. Thin to medium body like many summer wheat ales and fairly aggressive carbonation. Perhaps this style is not really my bag. I find the salt overpowering here and the whole package to be vinegar sour but without any appreciable yeasty funk or other flavors to provide balance. Its compelling but maybe not something I'd drink on a regular basis. Will try another gose soon to assess variation in the style. According to "Brewing With Wheat", traditionally gose was a fairly sour beer rather like a Berliner Weiss. This one does hit that mark.
Serving type: on-tap
01-11-2014 19:51:31 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.51/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz snifter at the Underground.
This beer appears a hazy pale golden yellow colour, with a thin cap of thin, soapy off-white head, which leaves a few remote specks of random islet lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.
It smells of grainy pale malt, tart, somewhat oxidized white wine, a touch of sea salt, and sort of mealy, dry peach and apricot. The taste is more mildly tart, vinous generic fruit - pale red grapes, mostly - some free-standing grainy white sugar, more neutered orchard fruitiness, fading pale malt, subtle saline solution, and weak leafy, floral hops.
The carbonation is pleasantly soft and innocuous, the body on the far side of medium weight, and fairly smooth in its bearing. It finishes almost completely dry, the white wine, salt, and isolated fruitiness allowing for little else.
Another one of those styles, that even when rendered properly, does little for me. Perhaps this would be refreshing on a summery patio, but why then introduce this into Alberta in the middle of our first (of many) deep freezes of the current winter season?
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2013 02:28:33 | More by biboergosum
3.66/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Snifter filled from growler purchased from the brewery hours before.
A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow with a large, frothy, bone-white head that faded into a thick film that left streaks of chunky lace down the glass.
S: Mineral water, powdery chalk, and a touch of salt. Very light nose. Maybe just a hint of pale malt or wheat.
T: Very light and refreshing flavor. I get a pale malt backbone, faint coriander, and a slightly saline aftertaste. Minerally chalky yeast and a faint lacto tartness come through in the finish. Crisp, light and pale.
M: Clean, drying and very lightly tart. Light body, but wet splashy carbonation.
O: Clean, easy refreshing, but very pale and very light in flavor. Goes well with a meal or if you're thirsty on a hot day.
Serving type: growler
09-24-2013 23:12:58 | More by scottfrie
The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.