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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Ratings: 1,599
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 46
Gots: 269 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,599 | Reviews: 229
Photo of NCMatt
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm slowly becoming a real fan of Gose and other sour styles, and this one is a solid example. It's a little tangy, yet refreshing. No real emphasis on the saltiness, and unless you're looking for it, the salt is almost undetectable. The flavor is more dominated by a lemony tang and goes down smoooooth. Finishes dry like a brut champagne, which is a good quality in my book. Aftertaste fades quickly. Wonderful session beer!

It's not quite up to par with their Blood Orange Gose, but it's a solid offering, and at $11/6-pack locally, it's a beer I expect to have often!

This beer is also something that is great to share with your friends who are unsure about trying something "craft". As long as they like lemonade, they'll likely enjoy this!

Photo of Jrguru
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly salty and tart flavor from the Bacteria strain used. Almost no hop flavor, low on the malt so the palette finishes clean, with the sour tones fading quickly. Highly drinkable session beer. Great on a hot summer day with spicy foods.

Photo of sjones5045
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

5/31/15 Home

Pours straw yellow with nice head that fades quick with little if any retention.

The smell is funk sour. Not really all that enjoyable. If you didn't know it was a Gose you'd probably think it's skunked bad.

The taste is enjoyable. The sour smacks you in the face and the salt and citrus follow up with a 1-2. Very different and refreshing.

The feel is great. It's a chugger. The sour isn't too overpowering and leaves you wanting more.

Overall very good Gose. Not nearly as good as the blood orange in the series which is top notch but overall still really good.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that fades quickly leaving little to no lacing.

Smells of tart lemons and some other light fruits.

Tastes of tart fruits up front layered over some grainy sweetness. Tart notes lead off with lemon and some wheat. This gives way to a bit saltiness. Next comes more fruitiness with notes of peach and apricot along with some syrupy sweetness. Grainy malts add in as well. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is nicely done, but I prefer the blood orange version.

Photo of Auraan
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear gold body with three fingers of fluffy foamy head that slowly receded. Overall impression of appearance is of a nice Gose, though it needs to be cloudier. Scents of sea salt, light notes of citrus and lemon zest, an moderate aroma of earthy yeast and sour lactic funk, light aromas of tropical fruit, with notes of mango and guava with a very light herbal aroma. Overall impression of aroma is of an interesting wild ale, quite like a Gose with the salt, but with a depth of fruitiness. Flavor begins sour with notes of lemon zest, mingling with lemon zest, moderate sea salt, kiwi and lactic acid. Middle grows in sourness with additional salt and a growing sourness of lemon zest and lemon. Finish is sour and salty, with notes of sea salt, a light earthiness and faint herbal flavors along with lemon zest. Aftertaste begins sour, with a lemon quality, moving into saltiness and grainy, doughy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice sour, less a Gose, more a Berliner Weisse with saltiness, but still good. Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp and quenching with a light watery feel, puckering sourness and effervescent carbonation. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good Gose, true to form. Overall this is a nice Gose, with an excellent aroma and flavor, that while a bit sour for the style, is still present. Combined with the mouthfeel, it becomes the perfect summer beer. Highly recommend.

Photo of ChrisKunda
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is a perfect sour!

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully tart. Easily passes for a wild ale. SO good with pork dishes.

Photo of garyloveman
3.05/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very clear, almost like flat champagne in the glass. Smells a bit sour, taste is definitely sour with a dry champagne finish. not very carbonated.

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good as far as goses go

Photo of drtth
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out in to a Duvel glass a golden yellow color with a 1/2” head of white foam and light but visible carbonation. The head recedes fairly soon leaving a thin layer of patches and bubbles on the liquid and a small ring around the glass. Sipping leaves a few small patches and speckles of lacing. Eventually there is just an irregular island of thin foam above the nucleation point.

The aroma is light lemony citrus but clearly contains light touches of salty, sea breeze, aroma.

Much as predicted from the nose the flavor shows moderate lemon zest. In addition there is the expected tartness and some light salt in the background.

The beer is light bodied and has a moderate amount of persistent carbonation. The finish is relatively short but the lemony tartness continues to the end when it fades and leaves being touches of salt.

Overall this is nice drinkable and refreshing summer beer. However, that said, for me it is something that is an occasional change of pace rather than something I'll want on a daily basis.

Photo of MottsDemerl
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

I liked this! Had in the can first, then on draft on two separate visits to San Francisco! I wish I could get this in Austin! Perfect for hot summer days!

Photo of Facetiousstudent
2.53/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sour beer. It was served cool at Beer Belly in Syracuse. Not particularly good.

Photo of Tikidude13
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional summer session beer. Perfectly balanced sour with hints of lemon and Kiwi. Perfect choice for any relaxing summer activity.

Photo of MrMeerbill
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good drinkable sour not complex great for a summer day nothing special

Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Wheat Penny Oven and Bar in Dayton, OH. Served in a New Holland Brewing "High Gravity" series stemmed glass / tulip glass.

Appearance: Off color golden yellow (darker straw yellow?). No foam, no lacing.

Smell: Very little aroma, maybe just a hint of something woody.

Taste: Tart, sour, but not overly so. Lemon dominates, along with a hint of something roasted and woody and herbal at the finish. There is a bit of a salty/saline taste at the finish which compliments everything nicely.

Mouthfeel: Nicely slick, medium carbonation, a bit-juice like. I didn't get a dry finish as advertised, but I know some sour beers result in different mouthfeels for some people. I find sour beers slick, not dry, so I may be one of those people. Or I have no clue how to rate the mouthfeel of this beer, but for me it isn't dry.

Overall / Drinkability: An interesting beer and very refreshing. Went very well with a white pizza and a “pepperoni gumbo”. If I didn’t have to work I could easily have had another one. A bit of a disappointment in aroma, but otherwise a nicely solid beer.

Photo of hosehead83
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. can into a tulip glass.
Bright gold with a short head of bright white foam.
Aroma-hints of earth and ocean notes
Taste-Tangy subtle lemon tartness, briny saltiness in the finish. Lip-smacking and very refreshing.

Photo of rosshudgens
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very sour tasting beer. Not bad !75 not really what I expected from the title. "tangy" would be one other way to describe it but I'd say more sour. Reminds me of those candies you'd bite that would release the sour taste. Very unique and I could see how some would like - just not for me.

Photo of CraigP83
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light effervescent, lemon juice tartness

Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A funky, sour, and sweet aroma with lots of fruit and funk. Scent of lacto funk along with pale malt hints of wheat, cracker, and yeast. Big mix of sour and sweet fruit aromas with hints of lemon zest, orange, pear, peach, and guava. Also some hints of coriander, salt, and some honey like sweetness. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a pretty funky, sour, and sweet Gose taste with notes of fruits and funk. Good upfront dose of lacto funk giving some nice sourness. Pale malt with notes of wheat grains, cracker, and yeast. Mix of fruit notes with some lemon zest, peach, guava, orange, pineapple, and pear. Some notes of slat come through along with some coriander. Also some sweet notes of honey. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and spritzy with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on a Gose. Good mix of fruit flavors and funk.

Photo of JimsArcade
1.82/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Simply put, this is the worst gose I have ever drank. I have to believe that anyone who loves this beer and judges all other goses not sour/salty enough simply doesn't know what a true gose is supposed to taste like. I seriously believe that sessioning too many servings of this beer could cause hypernatremia.

Considering this beer is so salty, I don't see how anyone could enjoy crushing serving after serving: the complete opposite experience of what a gose should be. I highly recommend finding better alternatives.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:: poured from a 12 oz can into an imperial pint glass, straw colored with a large white head that lingers leaving some wispy lacing, clear

S: bitter lemon, slightly grainy

T: salty and sour, lemon and sea salt, refreshing

M: light and thin

O: good Gose with adequate flavor

Photo of EZMOHR
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to AVBC I've become.e a fan of Gose. The pour was light with small white head. I could smell the sea salt smell during the pour.

The taste was dry and pleasan. Very refreshing with the taste of salt at the very end of the swallow. Couldn't quite ID the other tastes but went down smooth in Sun. Not the best goose they make, but refreshing.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a light golden color with a white tingly head. Good clarity and pretty solid looking representation of the style.

SMELL: The aroma has stale bread, lime, hay, and yeast.

TASTE: In the taste, a touch of spice gives way to a lasting tartness that finishes with a crisp hint of hops and ever so slight savory note. This delivers on the Sour Promise for those requesting such a thing. Coriander additions seem a bit heavy for such a light style, and dry it out a good bit, but its still very nice.

FEEL: Light bodied, crisp, drying with spice, and really really dry at the end,

OVERALL: An interesting brew for sure, and drinkable. The dryness and slight spice of coriander is the only thing really sticking out of place here, but it does bring a new element into play which can be appreciated.

Photo of Moose90
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz Can

A – Bright clear yellow, almost no head or lacing. Little bit of bright white head around the edges, sharply rising bubbles as well.

S – Salty, oats, cracker crumb and grain. Lemon juice as well.

T – Freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice, tart, bright, tangy, white wine vinegar.

M – Clean, crisp, light and effervescent.

O – Very, very crisp, tart, and clean, great representation of the style.

Photo of paco1029384756
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

He's too fat for pockets.

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