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Golden Gate Gose - Almanac Beer Co.

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406 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 18
Gots: 46 | FT: 6
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)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle with no dating to be found on the bottle or label to indicate bottling or freshness date. Poured into a classic weizen glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden yellow color, with apple cider hued shadows and sunny highlights. Atop the body sits a bone white three finger head that looks like meringue if you were to eat the caramelized brown part off the top. The foam remains for a few minutes before dissipating to a remnant of film on the surface of the liquid and leaves sparse, soapy looking lace that's not for long.

Smell - A pretty gentle blend of the profiles I would expect from a gose, with the saltiness taking a back seat to--or really playing nice with--the soft wheat and generic citrus from the coriander. There is also a pretty distinct aroma of lemon zest, which I can only imagine comes from the inclusion of lemon verbena, an ingredient not usually found in the style.

Taste - Mix of citrus and whole grain crackers as well as a nice round wheaty characteristic that comes across like a more acidic hefeweizen. There is also some faint brine, but not nearly as aggressive as I'd expected. Instead, the salt seems to kick up the intensity of the coriander and lemon verbana, making it bright and quite quaffable.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation with a slightly salty finish on the tongue.

Overall, a really tasty beer that, while I'm not sure how traditional it is, I don't really care. It was entirely too easy to down this entire 750 mL bottle. The salt is enough of an addition to separate this beer from a more classic wheat beer, but not so much that it overpowers the elements at play. I wish this was easily obtained in my neck of the woods, because I could see myself buying this regularly, especially in warmer weather. A perfect porch beer.

Smell -

LambicPentameter, Jun 25, 2014
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Pours a hazy gloden yellow, small head that faded to nothing, left no lacing. Smell is citrus, wheat and a bit of funky yeasty aroma. Taste was quite tart, with a bit of bready wheat, finished with a salty, briny tone. Mouthfeel was pretty light, but fitting for the beer, pleasing on the palate. Overall, this is a great refreshing beer.

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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.

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Golden Gate Gose from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.