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Golden Gate Gose - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

375 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 17
Gots: 40 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 10-26-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 11, 2014
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Moderately funky aroma with a less funky but quite tart flavor and relatively complex flavor.
O: a challenging gose.

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
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Appearance - Pours a hazy golden straw color with a finger width white head.Fair retention, resulting in little patches of suds across the surface. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Slightly sour notes with grainy undertones.

taste - Wow, a punch in the mouth undetected by the nose. A direct tartness delivered with green apple, lemon and sour cherry, backed by slight grainy notes that hit by mid-taste, and all mellows into the finish, especially a nice, mellow lemony aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and drinkable, but nothing too remarkable.

Overall - I'm not too familiar with goses, but this sure seemed like a friendly welcome wagon into the style. Nice and punchy without becoming too cloyingly sour. Fair balance. Would definitely try again, and a style I'll try to explore sometime in the future.

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Golden Gate Gose from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.