Golden Gate Gose - Almanac Beer Co.
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3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
Big thanks to eyebereej for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into an unmarked tulip glass.
A: Pours a hazy, orangish dark gold, with a big white head that fades quickly and a good amount of lively visible carbonation. 3.5/5
S: Pilsner and wheat malts, lemony citric acid and some farmhouse yeast pepperiness. 14/20
T: Light cracker malts, wheat graininess, farmhouse yeast, some black pepper, restrained salt for style, light lactic tartness and lemony citrus. It finishes dry - very attenuated - with some light tartness and salinity. 35/45
M: Light body with great lively carbonation - almost soda-like in character. No alcohol presence to speak of. 9/10
O: Not bad, but this is the first Almanac beer I've been a bit disappointed with. I found this to have a lot of saison character rather than the stated gose. Not much lactic tartness or funky character, and the salinity should be higher with the style. Certainly not objectionable, but with the renaissance this style is experiencing there are several superior examples available. 14.5/20
Estimated final score: 3.68
Calculated final score: 76/100
Old BA score: 3.80
08-17-2014 22:12:43 | More by macrosmatic
3.54/5 rDev -5.3%
Appearance: Dark gold body, lightly hazed and topped with a half inch white, accumulating head fed by a few fizzing streams of effervescence.
Smell: Pungent lemon verbena is the top note of the aroma, layered over lighter, lesser hints of malted wheat, coriander and sea water.
Taste: Wheat malt with a very thin toasted element and a low, sweet honeyed hint. A salty briny quality is present, but it's light, and obscured (along with the coriander) by the herbal lemon verbena, which, for me, is a wholly unnecessary edition. Very low, very restrained lactic accent. Finishes lemony with an added snaps of lively suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Reasonably quaffable and with a subtle lactic edge that's far less aggressive than many of these other goses that are springing up across the country. Still, I'm not sure why they felt the need for the verbena and would welcome its exclusion from future batches.
08-11-2014 15:04:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.26/5 rDev -12.8%
Pours a shiny gold colour, clear, with small head, visible bubbles, too many commas, in this, sentence. Lace is unimpressive. Like the beer in general.
Smells funky and very Belgian. Hugely phenolic, with notes of coriander, cinnamon and clove. Fennel, aniseed as well. Quite spicy, and quite medicinal. OK.
Taste is quite similar, but more acidic. Lots of spice character with aniseed myrtle, fennel, cloves. Touch of mild acidity midway gives way to surprisingly malty finish, with lots of strong phenols giving cough mixture and nutmeg. Touch of blood orange as well. Intriguing enough, but doesn't really appeal to me flavour-wise.
Quite foamy, bit of bite from that wild fermentation. Not bad.
Not really my cup of foam. Some intrigue but doesn't taste nice enough to quaff down.
08-11-2014 06:46:29 | More by laituegonflable
Golden Gate Gose from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.