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

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1,599 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 46
Gots: 269 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear yellow color. Fizzy, fast dissipating head. Smells tart and crisp. Apples maybe?

Flavor is bitter at times, but it quickly finishes dry and crisp. Mouthfeel is excellent. Very refreshing beer. A nice transition beer for someone wanting to try a sour for the first time.

Photo of 2baguy
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured with a nice head into a pint glass. The head quickly disintegrated. Very fine and abundant bubbles. Bright yellowish color.

Definate sour aroma

Sour taste right away. Lemon with a hing of tangerine. I mean no insult by this.. almost a "Mountain Dew" taste. (I love Mountain Dew)

LIght feel in the mouth. The sour may give it a little syrupy feel. You can also feel the carbonation.

Anderson Valley never disappoints me. This is a winner!

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: nice fluffy 3 finger head; fine dense bubbles with good head retention. Color is like a darker-golden pilsner. Clear and brite.

Flavor: very enjoyable. Tartness is light, and you immediately want another sip. The low abv - 4.2% - is a good thing, because this beer is quite drinkable. I didn't detect any of the style-appropriate saltiness or citrus: to simplify, a tart wheat ale. The malt and wheat come through late in the finish, after the initial tartness fades.

Aroma: the tartness is detectable in the nose, and from the aroma, you know immediately that this is a thirst quencher. I am certainly eager to try the blood orange variant.

Mouthfeel: the body is a bit heavier than I would expect, especially with the sour - more on the "medium" level.

Overall: this is an enjoyable beer. Perfect for a hot afternoon and reasonably priced; (I paid $1.99 for a single at my grocery store).

Photo of FLima
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with apparent carbonation and a huge thick head with good retention.
Mild sour aroma with notes of raspberries, coriander, bread and lemon.
Refreshing flavor with notes of effervescent C vitamin, some salt, lemon, a bit of coriander (feels less relatively to a Wit). Dry aftertaste with a controlled acid sensation.
Light body with somewhat effervescent carbonation.
Very balanced, refreshing and faithful to style Gose. Extremely easy to drink. Rounded and mild, I see anyone liking this. But with no strong character.

Photo of bsonk
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tart city, bro.

I love it. This is a beer that takes a while to drink because it's so tart, but you want to savor it anyway because it tastes and smells so good. It's salty but in a refreshing way.

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice sessiony gose brew. Nothing out of this world, but sometimes you just need a 4% beer that's decent.

Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Light gold color and clear. Small head but it leaves a nice blanket of lace on the glass.

The smell is masked by the dish washing detergent. After a couple of sips I detect a light pale malt base. Very soft.

The flavor is very good--not very gose-like--but very good. Starts like a blonde ale but quickly becomes very dry. Good hop bite in the swallow but not long lasting. Thinnish body with an elevated bubble level.

Photo of Jwale73
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a translucent straw gold with a loose, two inch, bright white head the quickly sizzles, pops and dissipates into a consistent skim Nose expresses soft lemony notes and a malt presence suggestive of a berlinner weisse minus the overly lactic quality. Taste consistent with nose with a light and easy briney quality towards the back and a suggestion of tart peaches. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation just shy of lively and an easy, pleasant acidity that's not quite tart. Overall, tasty, refreshing and easy-drinking. A great summer beer.

Photo of jwall76
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very tasty gose.

Photo of leantom
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good gose! Very good beer. Here goes:

A: Clear yellow/straw color with a large head. Head dissipates a little too quickly but it leaves adequate lacing. Carbonation is also somewhat lacking.

S: Very faint. Some lemon zest, moderate salinity, but these flavors are rather moderate.

T: Wow. Taste makes up for the smell in a myriad of ways. Tons of salt, lots of lemon zest. Almost like drinking sea water infused with lemon. Tartness makes the lips pucker up.

F: Nice and light. Well done.

O: Good beer. Taste totally makes up for the lackluster smell.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Straw yellow in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail of bright white is present and dissipates to almost nil after a few minutes. The aroma is pale wheat with a whiff of sea salt. The taste is initially pale wheat and sea salt. There's a gentle but firm tartness that builds at the back of the palate. Then you have clean, dry, albeit salt tinged finish.

Photo of ISO1600
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat disappointing. Very thin, strong lactic notes, not a whole lot going on.
Still better than some of the other gose i've had, and i'd take this over most other canned beers haha, but not what i was hoping for.

Photo of DaverCS
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first gose.

Aroma is rather tart, clearly going to be sour, lots of lemon, I do smell a slight briney-ness.

Taste is that of a slightly watery sour mixed with salt. I get lots I lemon, a semi-dry tartness, and the finish is very mildly salty.

Overall the beer is actually not bad, but this is my first gose. Not a style I would drink frequently but not bad. I would pair it with a lemon sponge cake or poppyseed cake. It gets a 82/100.

Photo of shleepy
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very solid American gose. Clear, with a golden color. Head quickly fades. Spices on the nose. Taste is light, very citrusy. One of the most refreshing beers that is cheaply and widely available in California. Great with meals.

Photo of Qbdoo
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My beerseller is into gose beers, and has been hounding me to try this but it's clearly not my style. Light, easy-drinking, with a somewhat interesting earthy/sour quality. The beer is like many Coen brothers movies: I can see why people like them, and I don't mind watching them, but they'll never be my first choice.

Photo of Dynobolt
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Like the sour taste.. But was lacking some personality.

Photo of Jng781
4.81/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good sour beer not to bitter but not bland

Photo of F1Rumors
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fair enough, this is my first sour beer - and it took me a couple of attempts to get it sorted. The first attempt was a mere sip that nearly turned my face inside out, but I was ready the second time.

Stepping up to Gose is a lot like the paradigm shift needed to get from lager to IPA: doesn't matter how good that IPA is, it will be bitter and biting until you acclimatise to the hop load.

The Gose beers have a similar bite: think green apple martini, it is a strong parallel. Once acclimated, this particular beer is tasty, easy to drink (slowly) and remarkably refreshing. I am a big fan of flavour without pursuing alcohol content - limits the sweetness and lets me drink more, which in this case results in a super summer beverage.

Looking forward to drinking plenty more.

Photo of buckslayer50
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have pretty much been raised on a boat in the north florida ocean, this just tastes like a day out in the boat to me. I think I am gonna love this style and need to search out more Gose's

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very complex, refreshing beer! Got it at a case swap, and it may be in my top 3 for the case.

Photo of MagnusThunnus
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great summer beer, perfect for beach!

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few samples of the Blood Orange Gose when it was out so when I saw this in bottles at ShopRite Liquors in Caldwell, I was excited to give it a go. I've come to appreciate this style more lately and with a beer like this, it's easy to see why. While not strong and certainly not hoppy, there was a lot to like here without being hit over the head. Anderson Valley knows how to brew a beer of this style and for the season, it doesn't get much better than this!

The pour to this was nice as the beer had a bright goldenrod hue, a massive pillow of a head that never really quit, and nice soapy rings of lacing from the first sip on down. Lemon and dry wine were what the aroma consisted of with salt, tart berry juice, and some grape underneath in the taste. It reminded me a bit of a Kolsch but with more carbonation to it and certain much more dry. I almost expected a cork to be stuck in the beer bottle once I finished this off but alas, this was not champagne. It only felt like it or a dry white wine but the sea salt and hard, mineral aftertaste were reminders that this was indeed a Gose.

If those weren't enough, the near-absence of alcohol was further proof of what kind of beer this was. While never being as enjoyable as a well-brewed IPA or Hefeweizen, I am loving how a beer of this style can hit the spot for the warmer months. I never picked out the other fruit flavors that were found in the description of this but there was enough going on here to enjoy this offering as it was. While dry, initially sweet and somewhat tart, this fell just a bit short of needing a glass of water as a chaser. If you're looking for a warm-weather session beer that would appeal to nearly everyone, this is your answer. I'm glad bought the full sixer of these!

Photo of TH28
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Appearance: Light golden, clear, with minimal white head.
Aroma: Somewhat funky, sea salt, briney aromas up front, with a hint of green apple.
Taste: Very light malt sweetness that quickly leads into a tart, acidic sourness, with a touch of green apple and citrus peel.
Mouthfeel: Extremely light in body, with light carbonation.
Finish: tartness lingers on the tongue, with some light maltiness and apple.
Overall: Very tart and refreshing gose. Heavy on the lactic sourness, yet refreshing and drinkable

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first gose. Like a sour, but bigger salt profile. Finishes dry, refreshingly different...but I'm unsure if I like this over a sour.

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