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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 220
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%


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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, wheat, lemon, and coriander aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour wheat, lemon, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and fairly light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 05:41:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
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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emerge077

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

8-8-13
Had this again today, two glasses. It was more sour than the first batch, maybe more of the lacto in the mix. Almost citrusy and very juicy, even had a slight tang in the aroma. Everybody ordered one after trying a sip, could drink this all night...upping S/T/M scores. Timeless simplicity, though plenty of nuance also.

06-27-2013
Draft pint at Map Room.

Pale straw color, slight haze with a sturdy lasting head of white foam on top. Some slowly rising carb trails visible, copious lacing that leaves a drippy intricate pattern in the glass.

Coriander steals the show aroma-wise, it's the main component, with some light mellow wheatiness in the periphery.

Snappy and crisp, it has a zippy tartness that is extra quenching. Smooth feel, light bodied, notes of coriander and wheat linger in the dry aftertaste. Brisk carbonation scrubs the palate, making this both a summer refresher and excellent palate cleanser when pairing with food. The clean tartness is pleasant and balanced, not extreme. The low abv lends itself well to sessioning. Definitely will be a go-to session beer once it hits shelves in six-packs later this year.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2013 02:12:15 | More by emerge077
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

beautiful packaging here, and we need more six packs of gose, regardless of their price (this one was a bit absurd). the beer is bright blonde yellow, with very little cloudiness and a short lived half inch of white airy bubbles. it smells less like coriander and more like a short lacto fermentation, tart, but not real dry. the wheat malt is also hopelessly plain, not bready, not fresh or seasonally interesting, but generic and unremarkable in aroma and in flavor. fortunately, there is enough else going on in this one. the corriander is more like seed than fresh herb, toasty and clean, not perfumy or overdone in any way. the salt adds more body and minerality than flavor, but its presence is there throughout. strange yeast in the finish, not as tart as it could be, with some sweetness left over. light alcohol makes it real easy drinking, but more robust carbonation and a dryer finish could really push it to the next level. an enjoyable and sessionable gose in a format i appreciate, but this prices me out a bit, and frankly isnt any better than most other american made goses out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 21:37:33 | More by StonedTrippin
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kojevergas

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with fantastic label art and a polished glossy style label as well a an unbranded silver pry-off pressure cap acquired from the very generous Duff27 in one of our many trades and served into a New Belgium tulip in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given Duff27's implicit recommendation. The brewery's website calls this a "Blended wheat beer" but does note that lactobacillus and salt are used, so I can see why some would call it a gose. I'm reviewing it as a blended wheat beer, but I'll consider its merits as a gose as well.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Fair frothiness. Head retention is average - about 2 minutes. Even when I tilt the glass, I can't get any lacing to stick to its sides.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow of above average vibrance. Appears adequately carbonated. Good clarity. Clean looking; there's no visible hop sediment or yeast particles.

Overall, it's a good looking wheat beer - though it does appear filtered, which I didn't anticipate. It's far from unique or special, but there are no obvious flaws and it's looking pretty good in a general sense. I'm excited for the first sip.

Sm: Wisps of lemon zest and lemongrass. It's quite grassy, indeed. Floral hop character. Crisp full wheat. Clean barley. Munich malts. Honey. Some fruity tartness. Cream. Pilsner malts.

Looking at the label, I notice oats are listed as an ingredient; I didn't pick them up blind, but I do now that I'm prompted. I'll say the same about the coriander; it's not real prominent.

The lactobacillus bacteria is very subtle, but well integrated, lending the aroma a clean funkiness. That said, it does have a very sterile clinical feel; this isn't the complex bacterial aroma of truly spontaneously fermented beer like a traditional lambic.

This is one hell of a fresh flaked wheat aroma. Some hints of cereals and grains -dareisay even maize - complement the flaked wheat nicely.

The sweetness/tartness/bitterness balance seems near ideal. The more I smell this, the more I find it appealing. It's a soft perfumey pleasant aroma of average strength.

I don't detect any salt, alcohol, overt yeast, or any off-notes.

T: Wow. The core of the beer is a wonderful flaked wheat foundation, which is supported well by hints of cereals as well as clean barley, pilsner malts, more wheat still, and a dash of munich malts. Maybe even some faint honey? It's got a nice sweetness to it without pushing it too far. It's certainly fruity, which I think is a mixture of the hop profile and the tartness of the lactobacillus bacteria. I get lemongrass, hints of lemon zest, and some other less distinct tart fruits. In any case, the subtlety of the lactobacillus is fantastic. Just a bit of clean funkiness, but nothing too substantial.

As much as I search, I don't pick up on any salt, coriander, or even oats.

Overall, this beer has a lovely balance and almost a gestalt build. It's certainly cohesive and boasts some impressive amplitude and layering of flavours. This flavour profile offers subtlety and nuance rare in a wheat beer. It could be more intricate and complex, but that might ruin what's working - the artful simplicity and elegant balance. Above average depth and duration of flavour. Average intensity of flavour.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-flavours come through.

I really like this. I just hope no one is walking into this expecting a sour beer or a true gose.

Mf: Crisp, clean, smooth, wet, refreshing, and soft. An approachable and enjoyable texture befitting the flavour profile of this tasty wheat beer. Complements the flavour profile nicely, with a good presence and weight on the palate. Thickness and body are both aptly moderate. Hides its ABV well. The lactobacillus lends it a light smackiness which is a lovely touch.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Dr: This is a surprisingly enjoyable wheat beer with plenty of flavour and ample nuance. Its artful balance and effortless drinkability will impress the most discerning of drinkers. I'd absolutely recommend it to friends, and if I could snatch it up by the 6 pack at my local shop, I imagine I'd be doing so on a regular basis. I already want another. This is almost the kind of quality wheat beer I'd expect from a brewery like New Glarus. Shockingly tasty.

I hadn't heard of Off Color brewing before, but they immediately have my attention.

Low B+

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 02:07:39 | More by kojevergas
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw yellow in color with light amounts of fine active carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a very minimal (less than an eighth of a finger) fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sour wheat with some hints of lacto and coriander spice. Slightly sweet and slightly tart in aroma.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly musty wheat with some graininess and a hint of lemon citrus. There is a light to moderate amount of tartness from the lacto along with some light notes of coriander spice. Hints of sourness and just a touch of brininess.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness on the tongue.

O: Overall I think this is a very enjoyable offering in a style that I personally enjoy but just do not see nearly enough. Easy to drink and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 23:55:52 | More by dbrauneis
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
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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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber with a fine half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, coriander, light lemon citrus. Flavor starts with sweet wheat, coriander and citrus, then transitions and finishes with increasing light lemon and lactic tartness. Light bodied with great active carbonation. A very pleasant and refreshing gose. There is a nice wheat base and the mild tartness in the finish is deftly done and fit with the other flavors. I really like this gose qit a bit; probably a bit less tart than traditional, but more to my taste. Nice balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 21:04:46 | More by LiquidAmber
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle that I believe I paid $3.99 for which if this is gose then i guess they priced it to be in line with imported gose? Either way its not cheap for a bottle of 4% wheat beer. Appearance is a hazy yellow-orange, ok head. Aroma is a slight bit of bile at first which must be from teh lacto? Maybe not. The bile subsides and then a decent wheat aroma takes over. The flavor was quite mild and easy to drink, wheat and yeast but i didn't really taste any saltiness at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 15:36:52 | More by ArrogantB
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is bright golden yellow, hazy, with a tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of wheat malt, notes of lemon, strong salt aroma and a touch of iodine. Taste is more integrated and cleaner. Lemon is brighter and most prominent flavor. Wheat is blended underneath and the salt is very light through the back. Very light body with a soft feel and inviting carbonation. Very easy sipper.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 01:13:37 | More by cpetrone84
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with minimal head. The nose starts with a heavy cereal malt/ wheat component. Very bready with waves of lemon and notes of coriander. The predominant note is grain. The flavor starts with a light dry and tart note and quickly gives way to heavy bready wheat notes. The finish brings in some citrus notes and is quite dry. Mouthfeel is very light and highly carbonated. This is a very refreshing and easy drinking beer. It reminds me a bit of a berliner with less tartness and more malt character. Definitely not your average run of the mill 6 pack brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 05:09:17 | More by homebrew311
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Off Color Brewing has perhaps my favorite labels in the beer game. Troublesome pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a shallow, white head.

S-Quite interesting. Coriander is the first thing I pick up on. There is some light lacto and tangy wheat. A little hint of tartness.

T-Wet wheatiness with the coriander that is a bit more buttoned up. Some lemony flavors, maybe lemon meringue. Soft lacto that lends only the slightest hint of tartness. Finishes with a soft, yet lingering saltiness.

M-Very light bodied. Salt adds a savory element to the feel. Buzzing carbonation. Drinks easily.

O-Love the labels and also love the fact that they brewed a Gose in a 12 oz. bottle at a very reasonable price. The beer itself isn't half bad as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:05:58 | More by VelvetExtract
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a clear pale yellow color. Some decent white froth that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A light honey wheat grain and lemon peel aroma. A very slight spiciness at the end. Hints of underlying tartness.

(T)- Pretty much just like the smell. It has a lightness to it with a honey wheat like grainy yeast meets subtle salty spiced lemon rind. Ever so slight tartness to it.

(M)- A great balanced carbonation level and feel overall. Definitely light and a crisp easy drinking character. As it warmed, the salty spice becomes more prevalent.

(O)- Gose is still a bit new to me only having tried a few of them, but this is really enjoyable and best consumed colder than room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 22:15:10 | More by sweemzander
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Florida9

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:27:33 | More by Florida9
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wedge

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Milky yellow topped with a thin head that drops to a creamy ring. Aromas of grainy wheat, lemon, lactic funkiness, spicy/leafy notes, and a little coriander. Tart, tangy flavor upfront followed by a load of fresh wheat toastiness and citrus. Coriander sweetness, a slight mineral quality, peppercorn, less lacto funk than the smell. Fairly light and crisp with only a bit of pucker lingering. An interesting, quite refreshing beer. Soft, tart, and savory...

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 02:35:10 | More by wedge
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, no bottle date

A: Surprisingly clear yellow color on the pour. Almost pilsner like instead of what I was expecting from a “wheat” beer. Thin layer of bright white head. Looks to be good carbonation.

S: Smells very light and grassy. You get a slight coriander note on the nose. Definitely that pils-malt. Some of that lactic character coming through too. Different than other wheat beers that is for sure.

T: This is actually very nice. Light and crisp and refreshing. Definitely pulling some of that lacto. Prickly carbonation, plus tartness on the tongue. Some grassy wheat flavors. Fisish is very mild.

M: Lighter side of medium on the body.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 14:26:44 | More by inlimbo77
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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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joe1510

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Binny's Willowbrook

Troublesome is the palest of gold, bright, clear, and polished. The clarity is such that you could read a book through the body. Carbonation streams to the surface at an accelerated pace and forms a brilliantly white, tightly bubbled head. Even though the head is soapy it shows some good staying power as opposed to fizzling out. A quick shake of the bottle and pour releases cloudy yeast throughout.

The wheat shows a firm tanginess from first whiff to last. Easy, welcomed coriander adds a touch of citrus deep down within that integrates nicely. There are even some soft florals present. Troublesome is a showcase of acidic wheat. Nicely done.

Coriander washes over the tastebuds first creating a soft layer of citrus for the oncoming tangy wheat. The lightly acidic wheat takes over and pushes through to the finish where the salt makes itself known with a pop and drying effect. Soft florals linger on the finish.

The carbonation is aggressive almost champagne like with a quick, bright fizz that opens the tastebuds. Salt comes through and dries things out on a saliva sapping finish. Wheat adds to a silky smooth, light body.

Gose seems to be making the rounds of America's breweries and this is one of the best examples I've had. Soft coriander, tangy wheat, and a drying saltiness make for an immensely refreshing and slammable beer. Good job fellas!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 23:46:43 | More by joe1510
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: shiny straw body, white finger head
fine lacing

S: coriander, wheat, yeast, banana

T: same as nose with earthy flavor

M: light/med body, light dry/crisp
mild pucker

O: Interesting style and brew. Nice to
see someone take a chance. Fine beer
for summer and newbie to craft beers.

QUITE NICE; TRY SOME!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 19:42:00 | More by BeerLover99
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Treebs

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Served in a Unibroue tulip.

A: Pours a semi clear yellow color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down the glass.

S: Seems like gose with a big yeast profile, almost like a hybrid wit. Spicy yeast, mild salty character with a lemony tartness. Slightly sweet wheat notes.

T: Wheat sweetness with a slightly tart lemony character. Light salty notes with some fruity esters from the yeast. Understated and refined at the same time.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Dangerously drinkable and inviting.

O: Really basic, but nuanced in flavor and complexity at the same time. All the flavors going on at the same time were nice and I'd happily have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2013 22:23:15 | More by Treebs
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into Hardywood Park chalice. no packaging date.

A: pours very clear. bright gold. head is bright white and tight. good retention. lacing not as much.

S: a slightly sour twang from the lactobacilis.

T: very grainy at first. a lot of wheat. chewy almost. a minor tartness, but nothing super sour. actually a good bit of refreshment. finish is a little grainy as well.

M: moderate amount of carb. light body.

D: not too shabby. nice to see a new brewery tackle this style which not that many American crafts are tackling. fair effort. not sure how old this bottle was, but I wish they would do some coding. worth a try regardless.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:48:52 | More by Jimmys
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second beer from Chicago's Off Color Brewing, and first encounter with what BeerAdvocate classifies as a "gose". Not a style I am familiar with at all, but I am exponentially excited to have this. Awesome bottle art; my bottle lists a 4.30% abv, rather than 4.50% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a murky pale straw lemon colored body with about a finger of thin white bubbles for a head.

S - Smell is not too much unlike that of a Berliner Weissbier. Clean zesty wheat, musty yeast, tart / citric qualities probably from the lactobacillus, some burnt cheesy flour tortilla type smell, pepper, floral coriander spice, and some must yeast.

T - Good depth of flavor, with lots of subtle complexities. Dry grainy wheat, coiny metallics, pilsner malt, dry cheesy flour tortilla, corn, lemon zest, yogurt-like bacterial presence from the lactobacillus, & spicy coriander / bubblegum. The tartness / sour in the nose doesn't present itself in the taste, to my disappointment.

M - Feel is dry and grainy. Light bodied with nice carbonation.

Overall, another nice beer from Off Color Brewing. Not exactly what I had in mind for my first gose, but then again, I had no idea what to expect. Either way, this was a pleasant surprise. Recommended.

Off Color Brewing Troublesome ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 18:38:42 | More by mfnmbvp
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the open house.

A: Pours a slightly hazed mellow straw color with a nice white head.

S: Big lactic note in the aroma. Yogurty, a hint of pleasant acid, mild bready aroma behind.

T: Taste is a bit more complex. Cakey wheat malt, a bit of witbier-like spice (cloves, coriander), ever-so-mild lactic tartness.

M: Light-bodied with active yet smooth carbonation.

O: Definitely my favorite beer of the night. A bit of sweetness mixed with the mild tartness makes this interesting, yet it remains drinkable and moreish. Looking forward to this in distributed format.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 03:32:37 | More by Etan
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a tulip.

very light cloudy yellow color, nice head that quickly dissipates. smell is big on coriander ..not much salt. taste is quite interesting. very light, not dry at all, slight lemon. slight salt. good amount of coriander. tasty and refreshing. light body, mild carbonation.

overall good.

Serving type: bottle

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