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Golden Gate Gose - Almanac Beer Co.

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very good

407 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
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 spoony:
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle to a nonic. Reviewed from notes dated July 10, 2014.

A-The beer is clear and light-golden in color with a few streams of carbonation floating up to the head. A normal pour produces about one and one-half fingers of white foam. The head is sticky and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S-The aroma is salty and briny, though not overpowering. There is a bit of grain, some husk, a touch of spice, and a mild lemon tartness. It is making me thirsty to sniff this stuff.

T-The taste is similar to the aroma. There is an odd grainy sweetness up front with some lemon tartness, as well as a subtle but distinct salty flavor that you would expect from a gose. The back end is more full-bodied with a light malt body and some citrus. The finish is clean and drying.

M-The beer is incredibly easy to drink with a lighter body and mild to moderate carbonation.

O-This beer has a few low points that detract from what is a very drinkable example of the style. The grainy aroma hurts the score, but the nice, clean feel almost makes up for it. The salt level here is moderate and the citrus flavors add some nice complexity. Overall, this is a good beer, but I just don't love it.

spoony, Jul 30, 2014
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Tart lemony nose with light grains. Pours hazy gold under a big white persistent finely bubble foam collar. This highly effervescent beer has a tart, lemony, salty refreshing grainy palate. It starts with a hint of fruity sweetness but the lemony tartness soon rules. There is a faint bitterness on the finish. In the beginning the beer is like drinking a cloud but on the finish a big carbonic burst triggers the pain receptors on your tongue and wipes the palate clean. Crisp and refreshing.

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large shared bottle.
Cloudy pale golden color.
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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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.
85 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.