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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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607 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 26
Gots: 53 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-17-2013)
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Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Light golden-yellow in color, with just the slightest haze. Forms a smallish, fizzy white head that quickly reduces to nothing but a thin ring around the edge. No lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasant. Mildly tart and lactic. Lemon, wheat, and just a hint of coriander.

T: Taste is also pleasant. Sweeter than expected and particularly wheat-forward. Lemonade. However, it is also much earthier than the aroma with more of a wheat-tang than a lactic tang.

M: Lighter bodied. Low carbonation. Dry on the finish. Very low bitterness.

O: I am often skeptical of Laffler's beers as I find them to be more of an expression of his ego than his ability, but I must admit this was a pleasant beer that was better than expected.

Florida9, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Off Color Brewing "Troublesome"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating.
$3.25 @ Stinky Bklyn, 215 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY

I can't deny that marketing affects me. When I saw the label on this beer I just had to try it. In addition to the artwork, the label also reads "SECRET INGREDIENTS: Coriander, Lactobacillus"...

It looks like a Berliner weiße or Belgian witbier with a light straw gold body that's gently hazy and a short but creamy bright white head. The smell is a touch off-putting at first. To me it smells like spent grain, and perhaps a little bit of that "old bar" smell where dripping draft lines have left small puddles of beer in some unseen area, covered in white mold. Beyond that there's coriander, and the combination gives a bit of a wet straw or damp plywood character. The flavor is much the same, with the flavor of the lactobacilus coming in right up front, followed by bright coriander, and then sweet malt that gently fades away. It's tart, but not overtly so, and the balance of tart going to sweet is interesting. Oddly I find it a bit salty as well... ? ... and I see that it's listed on Beer Advocate as a Gose beer, but that's not on the label, nor is salt listed as a "secret ingredient"... but of course, it is (I checked their website). So now it all makes sense. Well that's great. Personally I find the salt a bit strong, but that's up to the brewer to decide. It's curious, charming, and ultimately, refreshing and enjoyable. It's not the best gose bier I've had, but I'm impressed and I'll have to try seek out and sample more beers from them.

NeroFiddled, Aug 27, 2014
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A very simple easy to drink brew. Not a lot of character but refreshing on a hot day.

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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.