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Harborside - Night Shift Brewing

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Harborside
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jslay013 on 05-23-2014)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

13 oz pour in a goblet at Row 34 8/3/2014. Color somewhere between straw and golden, pours cloudy and opaque. Filmy head. The aroma is a bit muted with sour fruit and seaside tones. Slightly tart twang, the saltiness is barely perceptible. Finishes with a bit of funk. Light body and carbonation.

LittleDon, Aug 06, 2014
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Review from notes dated 8/2/14

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

A: Pours a hazy, solid, dark gold - virtually no head, but some off-white carbonation around the edges - the lack of carbonation seems fitting for the style (or at least for the salt)

S: Pale malts, pale grains, and straight-up salt - spicy, earthy, salt water - some sour aromas, tartness, and straight-up weirdness - something akin to chlorine - salty wheat crackers

T: Nicely salty - some serious coriander and salt without actually going over the top - actually refreshing, does not taste like drinking the ocean - nice level of sourness, funk, tart - a blend of lactic and acidic sour - tartness lingers along with the salt, asking you to take another sip

M: Medium body, super low carbonation, a puckering quality that lingers

O: Pronounced "hah-buh-side"

According to my notes, "This beer is tasty, give it a good score." This really is one of, it not the best, examples of a Gose I have ever had. It's nicely sour and tart, and it's not so salty that I felt sick afterward (thanks, stomach). This is worth seeking out.

angrybabboon, Sep 22, 2014
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A-Semi clear, not much carbonation or head and what head there is doesn't last long.

S-Citrus, orange, lemon, salt, spice and I guess what you could call oysters but not much of it.

T-Starts with a citrus tartness, lemon and orange. Then the salt hits yous balancing the beer out. A tad bit of grassy spice sneaks in. The oysters are not really present but I don't care.

M-Lighter, dry and rather crisp.

O-Goses are wonderful that is all you need to know. This is another yummy one.

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Excited to see this one in bottles. Had heard great things about it just hadn't been able to make it out to the brewery. I've seen Gose recommended as the beer to pair with oysters. So this pairing is quite smart, lets see how it plays out.

750 mL bottle, quite fresh bottled on 9/9/14 poured hard into a weizen glass. 2 fingers of fine white bubbly head which dissipates quickly leaving a fine white ring at the the edge of the glass. Pale yellow - similar to a ripe banana in color.

Smell is consistent with the style. Wheat, salt, a hint of berry sweetness. I'm reluctant to say fishy or smells like oysters as that wouldn't be completely accurate. More a fleshy note like raw chicken - as gross as that sounds imagine if this was a good thing.

Right off the bat a smack of sweetness followed by salty and lemony acid. Taste is reminscent of apple cider vinegar. A lot more flavor than I'm used to with Gose; certainly more sour.

Although the carbonation can be seen in the glass it's masked by the salt in the mouth. General feel is light with a slight burn in the throat when swallowed.

Overall, I'm very impressed. Whether it was the oysters or simply their interpretation of the style, it packs more of a punch than your standard Gose. The oysters are present in the smell but not in the taste which is perfectly fine with me. One thing I can't seem to find is the corriander, not missing it though.

A-4 S-4.25 T- 4.25 MF- 3.75 O- 4.25 = 4.1

Ken_P, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Harborside from Night Shift Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.