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

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very good

1,166 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,166
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 19
Gots: 156 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 09-24-2013)
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Photo of JonathanTaylorThomas
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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.

JonathanTaylorThomas, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Aidan_Stewart
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%

Aidan_Stewart, Yesterday at 11:26 PM
Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yay cans!

Chugs out of the can heavily and yields a huge 3+ finger head that I have to wait to dissipate before continuing the pour, which it does so slowly, mild soapy lacing, crystal clear pale tan wheat colored.

Nose is quite doughy and grainy, fresh almost raw sour dough, touch of citrus zest and perhaps coriander but not sure as my mind might be adding that, a little earthiness, mild cracker wheat like too.

Taste starts tart and salty, a strange combo out front, actually turns sour with a sour lemon flavor, very tart, didn't expect that, with a bit of a salt flavor that disappears quickly, but then returns on the back end and finish. A big sour dough fresh bread flavor, raw dough and cracker wheat, little toasty, with again faint coriander I think, but that may be from the yeast, and a little citrus orange note. Finish adds a bit of a bitter rind note, little more salt, big crackery doughy wheat flavor, and more tartness.

Mouth is light bodied, decent carb, a little crispness and flemmy note at the same time.

Overall interesting, I'm mixed on it, it is quite refreshing and enjoyable, but so sour and tart, nice blend of the salt and flavors, actually it was pretty nice for a gose.

jlindros, Yesterday at 06:52 PM
Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Deltoro, Thursday at 09:09 PM
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The beer is a cloudy burnt golden color with a quickly dissipated light cream colored head. Very light lacing remains on the glass.

Aroma: Tart citrus, faint yeasty strains, very subtle breadiness.

Taste: Lemon tart all the way. Any kind of malt or grain body gets hidden under citrus and tart bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light, dry.

Overall: Too tart for me to session, but definitely an enjoyable beer, perhaps better reserved for July and not late November.

JuicesFlowing, Thursday at 01:32 PM
Photo of ahall313
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ahall313, Wednesday at 11:56 PM
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Gww1864, Wednesday at 04:32 PM
Photo of helios7
4/5  rDev +3.9%

helios7, Tuesday at 06:24 PM
Photo of MudDrinker
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Well, what can I say? After a long hiatus from drinking beer, I decided to pick this up. For years I was wondering if anyone was going to try and reproduce an authentic gose. The idea of a salty beer was really interesting to me. Sure enough, I went to a local speciality shop "Red Wine and Brew," and was amazed that apparently Gose is the new trending style. After kind of rifling through a couple of varieties, Anderson Valley stuck out as they always seem to make really competent, high quality beers at a reasonable price.

Smell: Ricey, metallic, and green apple smell.

Taste: Salty and tart, high acidity. Very kombucha-like and vinegar-y. It's pretty well complimented by the high carbonation. It kind of plays like a really bright and bracing shandy. Like a shandy someone had poured apple cider vinegar in.

Overall: Someone else wrote a review stating that they're not over the moon with the style. Agree on that. I was really excited, though, to try it! It seriously has been something I've been hoping brewers would attempt again. They also make a Blood Orange flavored Gose, which has an additional almost acrid acidity but some orange brightness. If you want something different, this definitely falls into the category. And despite the flavors, it kind of grows on you and in virtue of its light body and bracing saltwater-y nature is actually super easy to drink.

MudDrinker, Monday at 05:46 PM
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

This is my last time trying the Gose style before I single them out, that they are just not for me. I tried one I liked, tried a very popular Gose, couldn't finish it. So third times a charm, right? Ok time for the beer! This brew pours a pale blonde body, the head went down fast, no lacing. Not the prettiest looking beer, but it's not ugly.

The aroma is telling me that there is sugar in here, so I might actually like where this beer is going to take me. Nice hints of honey and wheat grains. Tart green apples approaches and greets you with a crisp welcome. Smells like a malt liquor actually. That's not a bad thing for me.

Tasting the brew now! First it hits the palate with a melange of subtle sourness and mild salinity. In between there is hints of grain sweetness that I believe helps the brew stick to the palate and not wrecks it with sourness. In the aftertaste is where everything meets together and shakes your hand. Green apple skin with wheat crackers graininess echoing in your mind. This brew finishes acidic, fruity, semi-dry and clean. The feel is light on the palate, carbonation is very active and acts like scrubbing bubbles on the tastebuds.

Overall: I am not over the moon with this style, but I actually like this. I could recommend this to those who are not too familiar or just getting into the Gose style. This really does remind me of the Malt Liquor style brew, just with more tartness. At the end of the day I could sit back and slam a few of these watching a Baseball game. This brew is worthy!

Shroud0fdoom, Sunday at 10:25 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Jeffrey2310, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

This is a very tart beer.....I get that it is a Gose....but whammy. The beer pours crisp clear yellow with head that is not lacing. The scent and taste is like a sweetart. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with big carbonation. Overall I will not have this again. Don't like the style.

WoodBrew, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of Dwkasper
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Crisp, tart and refreshing goes. Strong berry tartness that pairs well with roasted meat. Would drink again and ranks up there with Westbrook gose

Dwkasper, Nov 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

cj8311, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

HeartofMiami, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Xandrose, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

green_plastic, Nov 19, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

bigotecircus, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

LeeEvolved, Nov 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Allurex, Nov 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

braindead, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

boudeysbigbrew, Nov 18, 2014
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The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,166 ratings.