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Old Pro Gose - Union Craft Brewing Company

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Old Pro Gose
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 08-11-2012

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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 6
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Meridian Pint, Washington, D.C.

Overall, this is a really nice, very well done Gose. The beer appeared a nice, clear, yellow color with a nice big white head that fell into a nice thin cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer gave off a light, sour-ish aroma. The taste was very good, and not overly sour, but enough to be very solid. The beer had a lighter feel; it was very easy to drink and had good carbonation. Given the ABV, this is a beer that I could drink all day long, and would if were on tap near where I live.

Photo of VincentFrey
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being a gose, there is no real definitive style guidelines to appearance and aroma. I enjoy them, you might not. Expect a cloudy yellow, almost urine like pour, with hints of lactic acid and wheat in the nose. No reason to dwell there, since a Gose could mean many different things to many different folks beside German influence, vaguely wheaty, slighty sour salt beer.

Taste is incredible. Yes, it's a salt beer. The salt actually evens out the lactic acid pretty well, and while still getting a sour taste it isn't the palate ruiner some sours can be. I could drink pint after pint of this, particularly at the low ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I sampled a pint on tap at the Union Craft Brewing tap room in Baltimore, MD. The beer was especially fresh. It poured a muddled (not really translucent) orange color with a medium sized (well under an inch) airy head that dissipated quickly.

The aroma was fresh of oranges, coriander, and some lemon in the way of a saison or farmhouse ale.

Taste was good, fresh, refreshing, recently brewed. Again, similar to a farmhouse brew with more robust fruit flavors. Not salty, but flavorful, almost as if the salt had the affect of a seasoning to bring out the fruit flavors, while not really bringing a salty flavor to the beer. Very thirst quenching (is this a contradiction for a salt beer?).

Good mouthfeel, not thin, but not too thick. You could smack your lips to get a better feel for the taste. Heavier on the palate than a farmhouse ale.

Overall, a good session beer, something that could be sipped after work outside, or while sitting outside during a warm late summer or early fall afternoon. I would have it again, particularly on a warm afternoon.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky orange yellow, one finger bone white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Tart oranges, lemon zest.

T: Same as aroma, but add salt (just the right amount).

M: Could use a bit more carbonation at the end of sips, but I like the somewhat milky feel, and the bubbles don't overpower at the start.

O: A delightful gose. Could be more complex, but it's flavorful and refreshing.

Photo of DefenCorps
1.83/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Church Key last night. This smelled and tasted nothing like John's review right below mine, but given that it was deemed fine for the finest beer bar in DC, I'm going ahead and reviewing it.

The beer looks gorgeous. Light yellow, dense, white head, excellent lacing, all hallmarks of a good beer. The nose, OTOH, is awful. It smells like the material used in diapers to soak up pee, and slightly used to boot. I get no salt, no coriander, no funk. The palate is also just way, way off. Downright terrible, this also does taste like a peed-in diaper. Light in body and moderately carbonated, I guess the feel is decent for the style, but boy, is this gross. Four of us couldn't finish a 4oz pour.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a fairly light gold color with pretty decent head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise attractive, as I pick up clove, orange candy and some light cookie dough. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and just seems a bit odd. There is considerable orange juice citrus on the palate, coupled with the cookie dough flavor. Despite the modest sweetness, the finish is generally dry, with a hint of sour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a wash of orange juice and light sour at the end.

Not bad, and God knows it's nice to see more gose being made here on the East Coast. However, I'm not sure this is one beer I'll be ordering again any time soon.

Tried side by side with the new gose from Flying Dog and, well, this beer didn't fare well by comparison.

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Old Pro Gose from Union Craft Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.