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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

212 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.25%


Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-17-2013)
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kustard

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-16-2013 21:28:12 | More by kustard
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This had a cloudy appearance with an apricot hue. The head was short lived with a fizzy body.

The aromas are faint but easily perceived. Wheat is strong with a lemon or lemongrass scent.

The taste is wheat-centric as the actual grain shines through. The coriander is subtle but instead of the typical orange this moves more lemony. The lemon is sweet and citrusy with no real bitterness but more sugary.

The feel is so light and sessionable that it nearly disappears before you notice its gone.

This is akin to a Blue Moon but instead of moving to the Orange it's lemon flavors make it more drinkable. Top it off with a stronger wheat presence this stands as a really good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:02:47 | More by KYGunner
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-19-2014 00:07:06 | More by tclipse
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 22:00:26 | More by DRBiser
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-18-2014 04:55:40 | More by montrealbcr89
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-18-2014 04:08:34 | More by amstokesdb9
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-16-2014 04:15:28 | More by zrbeer1579
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-16-2014 03:47:08 | More by Asics
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow color. Good active carbonation while drinking. Half a finger of head on the pour and stuck around while drinking.

Smell: Sweet creamy malt mixes well with some lightly funky sour tones. Grassy airy hop tones on the body with just a touch of wheat and oats. Orange peel and coriander are noticeable on the body. That sweet dairy tones linger throughout and are truly unique.

Taste: Lush, creamy front of sweet wheat and oats hit the palate first. Buttery yeast body warms up on the body and some lightly tart, effectively funky, salty, sourness adds an extra punch. Spiced tones with accents of coriander round out the taste.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful balance of tartness, dry oats, and sweet lactose. Carbonation adds to the creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: My first Gose style beer but there is no doubt this is an excellently crafted brew. Multiple layers and interesting complexity keep the drinker on their toes. Hopefully I can get my hands on more stuff from Off Color.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:00:48 | More by KFBR392
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Tyrus

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-15-2014 18:33:39 | More by Tyrus
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle.

Pours cloudy yellow with a partial skim coat on the surface for the duration with some stringy lacing of white.

Aromatics lead off with an over-ripe lemon in a wet sock. A hint of ocean breeze and dusty boards follow through.

Light bodied with a slick, almost syrupy mouthfeel.

Lemon-drops, coriander, and spritzy citrus oil starts the palate. A hint of sea water and wet hay in the end.

Finishes with an interplay of slightly sweet and tart with lingering lemon and a brackish hint.

Interesting beer, a nice take on a Gose.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 00:31:50 | More by brewandbbq
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n2185

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-14-2014 22:29:22 | More by n2185
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-14-2014 17:46:36 | More by jaymo18
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-14-2014 15:59:37 | More by Shandycan
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VAcrossr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-14-2014 00:47:36 | More by VAcrossr
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-13-2014 19:34:47 | More by LotsofLupulin
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-12-2014 18:25:20 | More by illeagle05
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-12-2014 12:33:56 | More by maxcoinage
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Troublesome in that wheat beers want to be "Wheat", and that sour beers want to be "Sour", and that spiced beers want to be "Spiced". But it doesn't come so easily as this revisit to a historic style of beer might seem avant garde to the uninitiated imbiber, but to those in the know of Gose understands its spicy, wheaty and sour ways.

With the delivery of the pour, its hazy canary-yellow glows with supple diffusion as light captures hues of gold and straw. Shedding a creamy sheet of foam, the ale trails with dissected necklaces of lace.

Its tangy, citrusy and bready aromas come with notions of sea brine, cork-like must and sweat. Enticing with an earthen scent of weathered woods, perhaps of attic and basement- a scent of dried lime, lemon and orange peels all float above a taste of sugar and shortcake to suggest the scent of "warheads" candy.

Its taste is much more firmly rooted in ale character as its sweetness is of light bread, sugar cookie and confectioners sweetness. But that lavish party is cut short as the middle opens with citursy tartness, fading bread, and a nod to iron and plaster in its tangy finish.

Semi-dry in its mouthfeel, its early creaminess is bready, lofty and lightened. But as the bubbles dissolve on the palate, a dry tartness takes hold- leading to slight warmth, acidic twang and soft powdery astringency.

Off Color's revival of Gose is a discovery of taste and the mind and the palate is transported to a time that's perhaps unimaginable. Yet this beer exists in all its wheaty, sour and minerally demeanor!

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 07:23:01 | More by BEERchitect
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TechBrew

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-11-2014 22:38:35 | More by TechBrew
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mush

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-11-2014 02:41:43 | More by mush
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
4.3% ABV, 13°P, 10 IBUs

A - The hazy pale straw yellow beer struggles to retain it's fluffy white head beyond the halo of loose bubbles it disintegrates but it comes as no surprise with lactobacillus, a souring agent, at the helm.

S - The "secret ingredient", coriander, along with salty notes, gives the nose a nice spicy bite but doesn't draw as much attention as it's other "secret" friend, Lactobacillus; the reason for the slightly funky and deliciously tart aroma. Soft wheat and simple pale malt comprise a gentle base for the unique funk to spring off of.

T - Almost like a slightly soured witbier, Troublesome has a prolific, tasty wheat profile with delicate coriander spice, which imparts a touch of lemony citrus, and slight saltiness on the finish.

M - Carbonation dances on the tongue but this wheat beer is incredibly smooth with delicate tartness that's overcome by gentle lingering saltiness and coriander spice for a refreshing, thirst-quenching finish.

O - If it weren't for the tart and acidic addition of lactobacillus, Troublesome would be very witbier-esque as it's bountiful with soft wheat and coriander spice but this German-style Gose makes for an incredibly easy drinking, crisp and refreshing brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 23:00:45 | More by BeerFMAndy
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-10-2014 22:27:15 | More by OrestesMethuon
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Troublesome – Spiced Wheat Beer (4.3%) - Off Color Brewing (Illinois)
☆☆☆☆½

App: Solid golden pour with slight greenish hues to the extremities of the glass. Head is very thin. Weak ring of bubbles clings to the edge. No lacing at all.

Smell: Aroma is bright, grainy, and slightly sour with some strong aroma of lemon and a slight pepper like characteristic. Definitely got that sour twinge high in the nose.

Taste: Taste is bright, with a cider like acetic quality that shines through. Coriander lends a slight spiciness which compliments the semi-dry finish very nicely. Almost akin in acidity to white grape juice, with a similar puckering quality. The thing that makes this beer great is the finale. After the initial hints of white pepper, lemon and grainy sweetness, the hops bitterness appears and mingles with a lacto sourness long after the swallow. This might be the ultimate porch on a hot summer afternoon beer. Top notch.

Mouth: Medium bodied but slightly slick. Slightly dry and spicy in the aftertaste. Carbonation is overall very low, but this brew never feels oily or like it's sticking to your tongue.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 4/9/14.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 00:11:19 | More by ZoomanCru
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-09-2014 19:03:30 | More by vonnegut21
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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
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