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Cascade Summer Gose - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Cascade Summer Gose
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.07%
Wants: 17
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A traditional German, slightly sour, spiced summer wheat beer, this is our take on a twice lost and revived German beer style. It's light and golden with a slightly salty finish. "

(Beer added by: Arbitrator on 10-30-2009)
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-16-2012 22:33:16 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

Growler courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a snifter.

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head without much retention and no real lacing. The nose carries a slight cider character with a light bit of malt. The flavor is a tiny bit malty with a very light dosing of salt and a bit of a red-apple character. Mild cider. Light body with good carbonation and a slight dryness. Fairly good, though quite plain.

10-02-2011 19:29:45 | More by Thorpe429
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: The beer pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head.

S: Unlike some the other Goses, I've tried, there is really only a mild salt aroma to it. There is, however, a strong aroma of Fruit Loops cereal which a definite sweetness (and of course fruitiness). A light tartness of lemon and some mild bread and wheat. Maybe a touch earthy.

T: Still a light tartness, but a bit more pronounced than on the aroma. A decent amount of lemon along with the same Fruit Loops character. Some sweet malt and wheat bread with a bit of yeast, salt, and earth.

M: On the light side of medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: I'm not the huge Gose fan, but this was pretty nice and easy to drink.

09-12-2011 14:05:57 | More by womencantsail
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-21-2013 09:14:48 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-06-2013 20:06:06 | More by largadeer
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%

On tap @ the Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub (Portland, OR) on 9/5/11. Served in a teardrop goblet.

Pours a crystal clear slightly coppery gold in the glass, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This maintains some foamy edges and puts up a moderately robust cascade that quickly subsides, not leaving back a whole lot of lacing. The coriander jumps out immediately in the nose, which mingles with a good bit of sweet grains and fruit. There is a gentle grassiness that rides along the back and I’m even picking up a touch of salt as well.

The taste starts with a combination of sweetness and fruit up front, before this spreads out into the mouth with more of a light grassy bitterness. Some tartness creeps in along the back, lingering in a relatively dry finish a bit along, with some trailing spicy coriander character. Like the nose, you have to pay attention, but there is a light saltiness to this, which mostly hangs around with those sweet flavors from the malt and fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a lively and crisp carbonation that prickles the mouth with flavors. This has a nice breeziness to it in the mouth.

This was my first shot at trying a Gose and I really liked it. There’s a solid base of flavorful sweetness and spice to this but then the tartness and crispness came in to keep this not only easy drinking but even a bit quenching on the palate as well. This was unique but still very accessible to me. I’m glad that I gave it shot and I’d definitely be willing to check out others like it down the line.

09-29-2011 13:59:43 | More by Kegatron
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

At the time of this review, this is the #3 Gose on the beeradvocate Top Beers - Gose list. I was a little disappointed in this Gose, hopefully the others will be better, so far the best has been Upright.

Beer is light amber and mostly clear with only the faintest of hazy, thin lazy head, low carbonation (this may be due to the growler).

Aroma is yeasty and smells mildly fusel. Ut oh.

Beer is light in body and mildly salty, the salt definitely takes a back seat there. The lactobacillus character is low and there is a floral sense to this beer that isn't unpleasant. I don't know what I expected but this beer let me down.

10-04-2011 04:12:13 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%

From 10/02/11 notes. Thanks to drabmuh for sharing a growler of this one; thanks Matt! Always interedt in new Cascade beers. Poured into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lightly sour fruits and citrus, but not much else. Not bad at all, but not much of an aroma to it.

t - Taste of sour fruits, grain, apples, lemon, citrus, and lightly salty. More sourness and fruit than the nose and a huge step up.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A little acedic, but pretty nice.

o - Overall I liked this gose. I liked the sourness to it, especially in the taste, and just would have liked a little bit of a stronger nose. Would certainly try it again.

10-03-2011 17:11:12 | More by mdfb79
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Halcyondays

California

4.68/5  rDev +14.1%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a translucent yellow with a light white head, spotty lace.

S: Sea air and lemonade, wonderful smell.

T: Lots of lemons, wheat, with some stone fruit mid-palate. Great salty finish that works with the acidity and creates great flavour and complexity.

M: Light-bodied, pleasantly moderate acidity, soft but crisp carbonation.

D: I really haven't had much of this style, but this is a fantastic brew. I don't know why more brewers don't brew Gose.

08-12-2010 01:55:09 | More by Halcyondays
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -9%

Ordered a glass at the barrel house in Portland after getting sweaty on my bike. Damn this hit the spot. This hazy yellow beer is sour, but not wild. It has a straightforward, almost clean tang. The malts are very mild under the sour, with a subtle bready wheat and toast character. Instead of the banana and spice of normal German wheat, this is big on the tangy grapefruit and lemon zest sour.

10-02-2012 15:41:00 | More by tempest
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

A: Poured a clody glowing yellow with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap, bubbles and lacing

S: Tartness, wheat, salt and citrus. Pretty straightforward

T: Soured apples, lemon, citrus, and atouch of salt. The finish is acidic, clean and dry

M: Light to medium bodied and well carbonated

O: Very good, refreshing

08-10-2012 13:49:19 | More by barleywinefiend
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

Big thanks to BA Smoked for gifting me with this growler. Really, a freaking growler. Thank you very much Dan, you are awesome.

Poured into a standard pint glass, this brew appears a perfectly clear golden color. About a half finger of white head appears and quickly dissolves. Continuously rising bubbles of carbonation make their way to the surface and formulate a quick dissovling lace across the top. A swirl aggitates some bubbles from solution but a head is never formed like the initial pour. When held up to the light, some fine particulate is noticed swirling around the body between the constantly rising bubbles.

The smell of this brew is quite inviting with an initial lemony essence that is very similar to some berliner weisse offerings. A faint fruity note like pear is evident, cloves and a familiar almost belgian yeast accent fills the nose in a very faint way. A subtle backing of minerals almost like sea salt is noted across the back. When I say sea salt, I mean the smell left on your fingers after eating a bag of salt and vinegar chips only without the vinegar... yeah that probably doesnt make any sense but thats what im thinking.

The taste initial hits like a strange hybrid of hefeweizen meets belgian yeast. Subtle clove spice turns to a fruity pear flavoring mixed with a faint touch of grass and sulfur. There is a fruited flavor throughout the profile that at times tastes like pink bubblegum mixed with young yeast. A mineral taste is present throughout reminiscent of sea salt just like the aroma leads on which leads into a finish that includes a lightly salty touch that creates a savory feel in the mouth which urges you take in more sips. The unusual mixture of flavoring keeps me going back for more. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion outside of the yeasty fruited flavors.

This is a light bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Visually it looks like a very effervescent brew but when it hits the mouth it is only lightly bubbly in the mouth, yet bubbly enough to keep it light and refreshing in the mouth and feel. There is seemingly no alcohol impact in this brew, even for a listed 5% abv, I am struggling to accept that it is that. This is a very easily approachable brew and goes down very smooth. I have not had many takes on this style but this one is the best I have had yet. The salt flavoring is there without an awkward feel left in the mouth or being over-done. Give this one a try.

08-14-2011 00:43:45 | More by stakem
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DoubleJ

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

A gose, on-tap, and it's American made? Let's try it out. On to the beer:

Sparkling yellow in color, the beer leaves just a little lacing on the glass. There's a little lemon in the nose, but I'm getting more raspberry. Despite much salt and little (if any of the added coriandor), Summer Gose tastes great. Very lemony upfron like a lemonade, A little raspberry hits, so now I've got tart raspberry lemonade. Touches of biscuit malt are a pleasant surprise I caught. It's light, and it's extremely refreshing.

With Berliner Weiss catching on to some breweries, will we see more Gose in the future? Cascade's Summer Gose would be a great example to cast and mold, even if it isn't 100% to Leipzig tradition.

08-13-2010 03:39:59 | More by DoubleJ
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%

Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is pale yellow and clear, with minimal head that rapidly fades to nothing, leaving no lacing. The aroma is slightly sour and funky, with notes of citrus. The flavor is a step up from the aroma, with more salt presence. Nice citrus flavors. Slight sourness, but not puckering. The body is fairly thin, with low carbonation. Overall, a tasty beer. I would have this again.

10-02-2011 19:03:25 | More by Huhzubendah
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-07-2013 05:37:43 | More by Mebuzzard
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John_M

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap at the barrel room. The summer gose pours a solid gold color with good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing lemon, light honey, light clove, a hint of ginger and light sour. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with a hint of salt in the finish. This beer is VERY easy drinking, yet there's so much flavor at 5% abv., this beer is just flat out delicious. Drinkability is very high, with the mouthfeel light and refreshing.

An absolutely perfect summer beer. Good stuff...

07-26-2011 16:23:29 | More by John_M
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-18-2013 22:30:51 | More by billab914
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beertunes

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%

I've got limited experience with this style, and most of that is from this brewery, keep that in mind while reading this review. Served in 16oz goblet. Poured a medium-dark yellow with a short white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was a nice mild wheat scent, with some yeast and spice in the background. Yes, one of the spices was salt. The taste was crisp and sharp, with some yeastiness and a touch of salt.

The body was very good, crisp, clean and refreshing. Drinkability was very good, I've had several of these at a local pub and enjoyed all of them. Overall, a very nice beer, worth trying when you see it.

07-22-2010 01:43:33 | More by beertunes
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

On tap at the Barrel House.

This beer is a light yellow with a thin, white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is excellent. Light coriander with lactic tartnes are the most prominent notes. The coriander character is really fresh and vibrant. Salt is low, thankfullly. The palate opebs crisp, mildly overcarbonated, maybe? Flavors of wheat and coriander are present, this beer is very lightly salted, perfectly so IMO. Drying, crisp, clean and with a lactic finish with lingering coriander, this is excellent stuff. As it warms up, an aroma akin to chopped cilantro stalks appears. All told, an excellent gose, probably the best I've had

08-08-2011 00:39:17 | More by DefenCorps
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-14-2013 11:53:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-05-2014 03:10:55 | More by bsuedekum
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dgilks

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%

Hazy pale straw colour with a small white head.

Very light citrus aroma with a touch of malt. Interesting.

Mildly malty with a touch of spicy noble hop flavour. Okay.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

An interesting beer. The Gose is different to anything I’ve had. Nice.

10-11-2011 04:34:43 | More by dgilks
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Gobzilla

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%

A: poured a transparent yellow with pale yellow highlights ans a thin head leaving a little lacing sticking to the glass

S: I. Could definitely sniff out the salt upfront on the nose with hints of grains, lemon citrus, slight Brett and a little acidity.

T: it did have very little salt on the taste but The citrus was more apparent with acidic tart character and a touch of grains.

M: the brew was light in body with a moderate amount of Carbonation which had a citrusy, mild salty, and tart finish.

D: it drank pretty good and was definitely glad to have tried it.

09-11-2011 02:46:32 | More by Gobzilla
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-17-2012 17:44:47 | More by alexgash
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-20-2012 14:41:16 | More by mhaugo
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Cascade Summer Gose from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.