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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,359 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,359
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 30
Gots: 192 | FT: 4
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

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Photo of RoyBurks
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juliocosta1
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More or less. didn't impress me

Photo of mattbk
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice fluffy head that quickly fades. pale, slightly cloudy. Not much lacing.
S: Slightly fruity and tart, some slight breadiness coming through, not very strong.
T: Nice and lightly tart, some saltiness here, fairly light and clean. Refreshing, solid. Could maybe be slightly more tart? Little to no hop character I can discern.
M: Crisp, fairly dry but not overly so. The finish is fairly long actually. Feel like this could be slightly more carbonated. Fairly appropriate for the style.
O: Solid beer, tasty and refreshing, no real flaws, missing some intangibles to make it great.

Photo of GRFounder
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevehagy
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aker1221
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkleu357
1.12/5  rDev -70.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Light straw body. Fast dissipating head. Sorry if people like it, but the smell reminds me of puke. The vomit smell you get when you drink to much cheap booze. Taste is similar. Do not like it at all. Reminds me of drinking too much and getting sick back in highschool.

Photo of Superbohl4
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CA_Jim
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of citruscane
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kraj30
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this is a grat beer... if you dont like Gose it isnt this beers fault

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tyleeis
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnSnowNW
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale yellow, mostly transparent. High carbonation obvious through the extensive bubbling, with a big full head that fades away quickly to a trace around the rim. No lacing to be seen.

S - Snappy bit of grain, a bit of sour fruit, almost like wine.

T - Crisp, clean explosion of bright grains and fruity esters. The salt adds a surprising lift and depth. As it warms, the sourness engages more, spiking heaving on the tip of the tongue. The salt also comes forward, hitting strong notes on the sides of the tongue. When cold, the close is quick and subtle, a bit of sourness trailing away, but as it warms the salt and sour linger for an extended period.

M - Cold this is crisp, clean, incredibly refreshing. As it warms a bit, the salt and sour holds longer, there is a strong physical element in its lingering that is hard to describe.

O - It is a rare day when I find something truly new to me in beer. This was extraordinary. A first foray, I guarantee it will not be my last. The experience is not too different from a juicy IPA, but instead of big hops the Gose comes with sourness and saltiness. Skeptical, I found this not only works, but is a winning combination. Thank you Anderson Valley.

Photo of okcommuter
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tart, salty, crisp, nice departure from what most beers have become lately.

Photo of Texasfan549
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,359 ratings.