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Island Reserve: Gose Beer - Cisco Brewers Inc.

Island Reserve: Gose Beer
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.86%


Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: VictorWisc on 08-01-2013)
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akang

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2014 06:30:46 | More by akang
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SLeffler27

New York

3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Turns a Stiegl stange brilliantly clear, golden straw (SRM 2). An enormous, six-inch, pure white, creamy head slowly turns rocky, eventually settling to a sudsy half inch, after leaving patches of lace. Random, tiny bubbles continuously burst from within.

This Gose is equal parts horse blanket and vinegar. The backdrop contains peppery spice and celery. After the first few sips, the aroma of salt spray comes to mind.

This offering is rather bitter for a Gose, though the bitterness is still minimal. It is extremely dry and salt water is clearly present. Light sourness is less than I had hoped. Coriander is also discernible. It has a short, subtle finish and is much better at the cold end of the range.

Explosive carbonation with each sip. A medium body with no alcohol and a rough silk texture. Slight tartness and astringency.

This was certainly not the Gose experience I had expected and hoped for. However outside the style range, it was still enjoyable on a cool, sunny autumn day. I imagine it would also work well on a warm day with mild-flavored food.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:34:40 | More by SLeffler27
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, floral, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with salt, floral, and herb flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of floral bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2014 05:29:56 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

rewery: Cisco Brewery
Beer: Island Reserve Gose (2013)

Appearance: Golden straw, cloudy. White head with plenty of lacing.

Smell: Citrus, salty, and some yeast?

Taste: Complex, salty finish with some bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced, perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall: certainly unique. Not sure how it stacks up to other in the same style, but it makes me curious to try more.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:29:53 | More by rangerman21
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Island Reserve: Gose Beer from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.