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Gose - Upright Brewing Company

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89
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: pilsener, wheat, organic caramel
Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh
Also: coriander, salt
Yeast: French saison

1st Release - January 2010
2nd Release - April 2011

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 11-27-2009)
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to FoundueVoodoo for this one.

Poured from a 750ml bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Appearance: Hazy gold body, massive foam, gushed a bit, spidery lacing with spotted remnants.

Smell: Sea salt, herbs, lemon citrus.

Taste: Very strong wheat profile, low salt, reminds me more of a typical German weizen with banana bread and lemon flavor, bit of sour-bitter twinge at the end differentiates but not enough,

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, good fell throughout despite regular ABV.

Overall: Good but not different enough to stand out IMO.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:05:45 | More by papat444
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.14/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shared a bottle with my wife.

Pale yellow with large bubbles
The aroma is of pale malts and wheat
The flavor is of a wheat beer slight spice but mostly pale. The flavor is almost of a very pale fame house ale. The coriander brings in a Belgian white taste and the salt is very faint.

Not for me my wife loved it.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:54:32 | More by bishopdc0
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear pale honey with champagne like carbonation racing up from the bottom of the glass. 3-4 fingers of white billowy head with an abundance of lacing.

S: Strong wheat aromas together with tart apples, cardamom and dry minerals.

T: Upfront notes of dry tart apples and wheat with middle sweet highlights of butterscotch. Finishes with dry with notes of minerals.

M : Mouthfeel is clean and dry with highly active carbonation.

O: Clean and refreshing this is the perfect accompaniment to any summertime meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 01:56:31 | More by FondueVoodoo
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emerge077

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky orange yellow with tightly beaded champagne carbonation. Fluffy head of white foam, every small pour billows right up to the rim of the glass. Sticky froth forms a collar around the edges of the glass. Good surface coverage.

Minerally, grainy wheat in the aroma, clean and simple.

Flavors of wheat, coriander, salt, cheese rind, definitely a smooth savory feel from the noticeable salt addition. Slight tang, but not really tart. Smooth supple feel, light but with a moreish savory quality. Very quenching and drinkable, but it could use a little more zip. True to style, and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 00:48:55 | More by emerge077
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dirtylou

Washington

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split

Dope label - don't have much for traditional german glassware, so hill farmstead stemware will have to do. Hazy urine-orange body, foamy white head with basically no lace. Bread, lemon, honey, corriander, salty mineral-y finish. Not a style I'm in love with, but a nice representation.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 02:02:00 | More by dirtylou
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ccrida

Oregon

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On draught at Baileys. Slightly hazy gold with a small white collar.

Smell is lightly fruity, clean. I expected more pungency from the coriander.

Taste has a hint of saltiness. Very little pucker. Clean cereal grains, abrupt finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, fairly light-bodied.

Drinkability is good, a quenching goose, but not very flavorful. Worth trying, not necessarily seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2013 23:51:58 | More by ccrida
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I guess this is my new review #1800. Bottle from Belmont Station. The label is particularly gorgeous, nicely done, guys.

A clear golden yellow with a dense, white head that falls off to a thin ring rapidly, leaving little lacing, this is a nice looking beer. The nose is great. A delicate blend of coriander and wheat, with a touch of acidity. The coriander character is super fresh and fragrant. The malt adds a touch of honey. Salt character is minimal (but really, when was the last time you smelled salt in anything?). Faintly floral as well. Excellent.

The palate is fantastic. Bready malts with a little honey livened up by wheaty acidity and piquant coriander and just a touch of salt, this is great! There's a bit of slickness of the palate not unlike oats as well, which lends an unctuousness to the palate. Mildly lemony along with some valencia orange on the mid-palate, this beer dries out on the finish, leaving a blend of honey, coriander and a touch of salt. While light in body, this does have a bit of slickness/oiliness that is, eh, unique, but pardonable given the whole experience. Carbonation is medium-high.

Ultimately, this gose is under-salted, under-spiced and lacks in funk and acidity, but manages to stand up on its own feet simply because it is supremely well-crafted. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 06:19:41 | More by DefenCorps
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden color. A big frothy white head rests atop holding strong from constantly rising bubbles to the surface. A swirl releases a froth back to the surface and patches of lace stick to the glass.

The aromatics primarily consist of a lemony essence similar to coriander mixed with some minerals. A bit of fruity quality and an earthy salt addition is noted in the nose before even sipping the brew.

The taste is lemony with a wheat inclusion. Quite savory with salt that is mellow with hints of pear and lemon zest upfront. Some clove and wheat with spice and minor alcohol tingle are noted across the back before the mineral inclusion takes over.

This is a light bodied brew with a tingly effervescent level of carbonation. It is like a savory witbier with a dirty little mineral addition. It was ok but not what I was hoping for or expecting from this brewery that I hold to high regard. This was not something I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 19:50:56 | More by stakem
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy light beige color ale with a super huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light salty notes with coriander and solid Belgian style malt base. Taste is also dominated by a huge Belgian-style malt backbone with some medium coriander notes and some subtle notes of salt. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed and super enjoyable. Looking forward to trying more beers from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 20:05:27 | More by Phyl21ca
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange/yellow color. Produced a giant fluffy head of pure white froth. Good retention and lacing too.

(S)- A light and crisp grassy grain, lemon, and subtle spice on the nose.

(T)- Similar to the smell in some ways. A huge crisp bite to it with subtle spice, lemon, and wheat.

(M)- A really nice crisp carbonation level and a refreshing feel. Light and clean with subtle spice.

(O)- Light, crisp, clean, and damn refreshing and very easy to enjoy. A perfect beer for summertime. This was my first venture in the Gose style and I look forward to trying more of them if they are like this!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 14:57:38 | More by sweemzander
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to MSquared2 for sharing this one at our Labor Day tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, fruit, salt, wheat, and subtle tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, sour, salt, earth, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly great brew. Gose, you say? Let's do this! I had heard good things about this brew so I was quite happy to see it make an appearance at our tasting. I had heard correct as this was a really well done brew in all aspects. Wish there was a little more carbonation though. The flavor and aroma were almost perfect in my opinion. All the right notes for the style and none of the drawbacks. The saltiness was there in both but it didn't pound your face into submission and leave your palate screaming for mercy which was very nice. The sour/tart note definitely helped to pull this one off. A really well done brew by Upright that I would love to have more of in the future. Thanks so much for sharing this one Morgan as it is currently my favorite from this style!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 15:23:17 | More by thagr81us
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oline73

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this at the August 2012 Baltimore BA get together. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color with a layer of white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Light and crisp. I'm getting some white grapes along with herbs.

Taste: This is a really light beer. Mild herbs and a hint of salt. Some citrus in the background, but definitely not dominant. The finish is rather herbal.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I would have this one again. Light and crisp. Enough salt to taste it, but it didn't dominate all the other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 00:31:31 | More by oline73
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spice. Taste is much the same with the spices lingering on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not something I would really go for again.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 01:37:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a white head. Tart lemon on the nose with lemon zest and a subtle saltiness. Some straw, bread, and lots of yeast on the nose, too. Really pleasant aroma. The flavor is just as enjoyable. A bit more tart than other examples of the style that I’ve tried. Mild coriander and salt notes with lots of lemon zest, yeast, and cracker malts. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:02:36 | More by womencantsail
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Sean9689

Illinois

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

Thanks, Carleton (SpdKilz)!

A - Pours a golden amber color, light white head, wisps.

S - Wheat, bready, light salt, apricots, yeast funk, light spice. A nice mix and match of notes going on here, and that keeps me both interested and intrigued.

T - Light citrus tartness, light salt, yeast, funk, toasted malts. A little more tart then I'm use to for a Gose, but hey, who doesn't like a little tartness every now and then? I think it works well. Finish is coriander and light tart/sourness.

M - Light body, light carbonation, dry finish.

O - Really cool beer from Upright that I enjoyed. Lots of different things going on between the nose and palate that kept me thinking more and more about what I was getting out of it. Would like to have this again for sure to see if anything has changed down the road.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 16:47:46 | More by Sean9689
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: 1/8" white head over murky amber liquid.

S: Salt water, yeast and sour funk.

T: Wheat, sour funk, salt, yeast and coriander.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: Funky but not the most drinkable. Its my first of the style, though, so maybe the style just isn't for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 23:28:33 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Treebs

Illinois

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

750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth snifter. Bottle shared by Carleton (SpdKilz).

A: Pours a hazy gold color with some amped up carbonation giving way to a thick airy head. It recedes to a thick ring and leaves some sticky lace.

S: Large yeasty notes with some light fruity esters and a hint of salt on the backend.

T: The briny salt is up front, but it gives way to some yeasty bubblegum, light fruity esters and some more saltiness. There is a slight alcohol twinge on the finish.

M: Medium to light bodied bodied with some nice carbonation and a salty finish.

O: My first tango with a gose went pretty well, but I can see this style being hit or miss. I really like the briny salt character of the style and hopefully I can try some similar ones in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 23:53:00 | More by Treebs
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brystmar

Texas

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

Bottle from the second batch. I'm not super familiar with the style, so here goes...

Cloudy, musty, straw-colored body. Tons of head fizzes to life upon pouring but disappears quickly. Nose holds wheat, citrus, coriander, earthy yeast.

Wheat base is apparent in the flavor, bringing a sweet malty foundation. Salt and citrus balance nicely. Nearly full-bodied.

A tasty little brew from Upright.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 00:07:21 | More by brystmar
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popery

California

3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale yellow and cloudy with a big white head. The head is pretty fizzy and fades to nothing quickly. The aroma is subdued, particularly in terms of the characteristic gose elements. It's mostly wheat spice and malt sweetness. There's some mild coriander spicing and a touch of lactic acid in the mix. Maybe, a little lemon but less than I expect and want in the style. The taste is similar. It tastes like their witbier with a little bit of gose blended in. There's a little bit of salt and lactic sourness, but this is a very mild version of the style. It's moderately dry, though I'd call it relatively sweet for the style. It's quite clean. Too clean, really. Mouthfeel is light and clean. Little to no pucker. Overall, it's a decent enough beer, though a touch boring. I just can't help feeling disappointed, since I like the spice, salt and sour of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 19:20:09 | More by popery
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to libbey for this bottle...

A: Pours a fantastic cloudy yellow straw with hues of orange throughout. There is about a half finger of pure white head that settles quickly into a ring along the edges of the glass.

S: The nose is wheaty and sweet. There are notes of orange, slight clove, slight banana, and malt. However, there is a wonderful subtle bite that cuts through, making this beer smell really fresh and clean.

T: It starts out fizzy and salty. As the initial carbonation fades the mild citrus and fruit notes start to come alive. And yet, the saltiness of the beer never seems to really fade away. There is spice to this beer that is hidden within the sweet wheat, but you always know it's there.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts out with a blast of big carbonated fizz, and believe it or not, this beer subtly decrescendos towards the finish. It's always light, fluffy, and carbed. All is does is slightly fade as the beer moves down the palate.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. The only other gose I've had was the one from Portsmouth. Upright's seems more like a saison than a gose, but I still really enjoyed it. The beer was salty, but not as intense as I would have expected it to be.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 22:36:17 | More by trxxpaxxs
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

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

Big thanks to oregonskibum for this one. Keeping my Upright fix going.

Pours a hazy hay-yellow with a big fluffy white head. Smells very similar to a hefeweizen with that clove & banana aroma, looking forward to tasting this one. Flavor is very nice and refreshing, a bit like a lighter hefeweizen, there are hints of salt in there as well. Mouthfeel is very light and bubbly. Overall this is a very tasty beer, but I guess I was hoping for something a little more exciting given my love for Upright and my interest in this style. Still, it's a very good Gose and another hit from Upright.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 01:16:04 | More by starrdogg
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upright Gose. One of my 'wants' and excited to 'have'. Another beer in the Oregon haul from Brian.

Poured into a hefe glass. Lumpy marshmallow fluff white head of great height sits atop a dirty lemon iced tea-colored liquid with serious carb coming from the agitator engraved on the bottom of the glass. Bounding with soapy lace. 4.0

Semi-tart aroma knifed with lemon and sea salt whiffs. Coriander also present in the nose and contributes to a multi-spice like character. 3.5

Oooh, that's got a big peppery/coriander bite in the beginning with a crisp unripe lemon flavor and a crystalline salt hovering over the whole thing. Not musty, but not super crisp either. Very farmhouse-like. Quenching. 4.0

Nice carbonation. Not sure exactly what is appropriate for this style, but I suppose that medium carb and medium-light body with a spicy, semi-dry finish. Felt good to me. 4.0

I'm very glad to have tried this beer. I can see from this that a gose is a cross between a saison, a hefeweizen, and a berliner weisse. This was tasty. I'd love to try another version, especially a German-made one. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 03:09:17 | More by thecheapies
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libbey

British Indian Ocean Territory

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a NB globe

A: The beer pours a hazy lighter orange that left a large fluffy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. A thin trail of spotty lacing remained throughout the session.

S: The nose has a nice saison barnyard funk with a touch of lemon zest and a slight hint of spice (coriander?). Subtle but expertedly layered. Nice.

T: Again the barnyard saison funk jumps out and mingles with a nice earthy breaded malt. A touch of lemony bitterness on the end that plays nicely off the touch of salty brine. The coriander really comes forward as it warms but it never over powers.

M: The carbonation is spot on. Nice light bodied mouthfeel with a dry finish that is crisp on the pallet. Touch of salt on the end leaves you wanting more.

O: Overall this a lovely beer from Upright. It makes sense that is a spring seasonal as this makes me yearn for the sunshine. Certainly a beer I would have again if the opportunity presents itself.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:35:22 | More by libbey
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DCon

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle of this @ 4 Hands Brewing Company w/ friends. Poured from the Scenic label w/ a town wrapped around the bottle into a 12oz 4 Hands Snifter Glass. While there is no bottle date, this one is from their 2nd Release.

Aroma- Coriander and the lightest sour aroma come up. Very subtle and doesn't lean too highly on any certain ingredient.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has a dark orange colored body that glows. Leaves nothing behind on the glass.

Flavor- Has a nice acidic flavor from the beginning and then salt and coriander come up again towards mid drink to the finish. Tons of malt and fruits are present as well. No hops or bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, and has a salty finish.

Overall Impression- For my first Gose beer, this one was VERY interesting and enjoyed thoroughly. Would like to grab more from Upright if I get the chance. Highly recommend!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 17:35:42 | More by DCon
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Docer

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- Pours a nice clear amber yellow, not much head to speak of... little dusting left over the brew.. small bubbles trying to create a ring.

- Nice floral, herbal, grassy, and bready zesty yeast aromas. Nice earthy hops, light grain..

- Great tartness, herbal flare.. bready light sweet grain.. wonderful herbs and tartness.. really tasty. Light funky hop aromas.

- Light body, little drying, but not at all sticky or cloying. Tartness makes the mouth water. Light carbonation, but rather bubbly during the drink.

- A nice tart and refreshing Gose. The carbonation is surprisingly light. I love how tart it is.. many don't reach this level. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 03:21:47 | More by Docer
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Gose from Upright Brewing Company
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