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Island Reserve: Gose Beer - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Gose Beer
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80
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
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

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-24-2014 06:30:46 | More by akang
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 13:59:37 | More by tigg924
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 22:24:11 | More by superspak
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Hazy, ruddy yellow, billowing white foam, spotty seafoam lacing.

Aromas of bland wheat and coriander, some perceptible salinity.

Way too salty. Bland wheat and coriander flavors, and what tasted like a tablespoon of salt in the bottle. It was like drinking ocean water by accident, extreme in all the wrong ways. Didn't finish this. Too unbalanced, and not something i'd ever try again.

Serving type: bottle

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SLeffler27

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3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Island Reserve: Gose Beer from Cisco Brewers Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.