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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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very good

235 Reviews
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Reviews: 235
Hads: 1,810
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 32.46%
Wants: 48
Gots: 343 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scottfrie on 09-24-2013

With a bright, golden color and tight creamy head, the earthy wood undertones in our Gose develop into a light mineral aroma with a hint of lemon zest and tropical fruit. Before boiling, the wort is kettle soured with lactobacillus, imparting an initial refreshing tartness that gives way to a subtle fullness. Flavors of guava and peach are followed by a slight sea salt dryness and lemon sourness that is enhanced by coriander and post-fermentation additions of salt. The finish is dry, effervescent, and lemon tangy, reminiscent of a fresh sea breeze.
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Reviews: 235 | Hads: 1,810
Reviews by JamieDuncan:
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up when I saw it because it is hard to find a Gose. Hoped it could measure up to Lost Nation Gose. Not a great appearance, kinda light with a decent head. Smell is actually bad, not something that gets you going for the beer. But the taste is excellent, sour and tart and even a little sweet. You notice the salt but it is faint, would have preferred a little more saltiness. An excellent thirst quencher as I had this in the heat on a boat. Overall an excellent beer and finally a Gose that I may be able to buy with some regularity.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

For its price and incredible taste, this has to be one of the very best sessionable beers out there. Other breweries could certainly learn something from Anderson Valley with this beer.

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as part of a build-your-own-six-pack at my local Stein's Liquor. The brewery code says this one is good for another couple of months. Poured right from the fridge into a snifter.

L: Pours a pale amber/straw color without about two inches of white head that falls over a few minutes to nothing and leaves no real cling on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation in the glass.

S: Very tart nose, with the overwhelming impression of chardonnay or pinot grigio. Lemon citrus and white grape. There's a bit of a cinnamon quality in there, as well. Pretty pleasant.

T: There's just a moment of sweet at the very front of this one, but it's quickly replaced with lemony, white-wine tart, accompanied by a cracker malt underbelly poking through just a touch. The middle sees the tart intensify, more white wine-like there than at the front. More of those soda cracker malts, which are pretty hard to detect with all the tart happening. The back end is more of the same. It finishes very clean and tart, almost like a pinot grigio.

F: Very light and watery--again, this drinks a lot like a white wine. There's a bit of effervescence in the middle, but this one is dominated by tart, with a very clean finish.

O: I've only actually had a few different kinds of gose before, and this one seems pretty par-for-the-course. It drinks very easy, and it delivers some pretty refreshing flavor. It certainly didn't change my world, but I could see myself enjoying more than a couple of them on a hot summer day.

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

The beer pours a very clear golden straw color with a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a nice, thick finger of white foamy head rests that has decent retention and yields a few soapy spots of lace. The aroma is pleasant, light lemon tartness, pale wheat, sea salt and coriander, simple but inviting. The flavors mirror nicely, plenty of lemony citrus and tartness, while the wheat is soft and anchors the beer well allowing the saltiness and the touches of spice play with the citrus, decently balanced. The mouthfeel is fine, very carbonated and prickly though it coats well but the finish is quenching, though lightly dry.

Verdict: A nice gose from Anderson Valley and probably the best option for a year round, widely available gose, though Troublesome from Off Color certainly gives this a run for its money. Still enjoyable during winter but this is definitely one of the best warm weather options out there.

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4.05/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

I just tried this Gose beers this summer. This one is pretty good too me. Excellent thrist quencher after a long days work.

Pours a amberish yellow with nice swirling into the glass. Pour finishes with a 1/2 finger white head that dissipates quickly. To me the taste is wate...boom sour! The sour is very present, but not the only thing you taste. Really can't get over how easy to drink this one is. A 32 oz growler is gone within a few min. Good thing is it's also extremely light on alcohol, so quenching your thirst shouldn't kill you.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Beaver13
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big fizzy white headthat goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is lactic (slight butyric) wheaty malts and salt.

The flavor is sweet lactic fruit with some salt and tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, nice tart lactic fruit with a bit of salt. One of the better goses I've had. A nice refreshing summer beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, high carbonation, gold yellow in color, clear

Smell: salt and wheat

Taste: big wheat, slight sourness, pilsner malt, and salt--especially on the finish

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with prickly saltiness, medium-high carbonation

Overall: A solid, sessionable gose. Really appreciate the creativity in this one. I have had better in the style that have the salt a bit more pronounced, but this is a good beer that I wish I would have gotten a six pack of.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.