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Island Reserve: Gose Beer - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Gose Beer
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: VictorWisc on 08-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Gose is an uncommon style in modern times: an unfiltered wheat ale, brewed with a bit of salt. While salt seems like an unlikely ingredient, the result is a dry, spicy, lightly fruity, and flavorful beer.
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Where it seems that brewers are getting themselves confused over what's a gose and what's a berlinerweiss, The brewers for Cisco has their finger on the pulse of the gose style and know how to knock it out of the park!

Bold cloudiness accompany the pour with a bready visual texture to capture those bright lemon drop hues. Its tall froth builds from champagne-like streams of bubble and pop to delight the senses with a doughy, fruity and spicy mix. Its dense flavor weaves together the finer notes of sugar cookie, whole wheat and light bread head of its lush lemony tang.

The beer billows in taste across the middle palate where its bready sweetness is slow to relax and keeps the taste creamy, full and spicy. While the salt additions tether through the flavor, aiding in its full taste, mild white wine acidity, apple, clove and white pepper pay homage to the hefeweizen in Bavaria.

Nearly forceful with carbonation, the tightly woven bubbles ensure a creamy malt structure from nose to tail. Its full-ish body is mildly cakey as its mineral salts give a savory taste in the ale's softly spiced finish.

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High carbonation.
Salty and a bit fruity. Medium tart. OK balance.

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Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, bight yellow yellow in color, clear

Smell: salt and wheat

Taste: wheat, citrus hops, and salt

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with light saltiness, medium-low carbonation

Overall: I find this beer to be in the middle of the pack as far as goses go. It tastes like a witbier with light salt. The salt taste was a lot lighter here than in other examples of the style that I have had. Not a bad beer, just not one of my favorites in the style.

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750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear bright gold color with a 2 finger foamy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, coriander, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, sea salt, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/salt, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, herbal, floral, grass, sea salt, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness with slight tartness/salinity on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, wheat, herbal, floral, grass, sea salt, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/salt, and pale malt notes; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice Gose, very pleasant. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice/salt, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Island Reserve: Gose Beer from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.