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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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86
very good

128 Reviews
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Reviews: 128
Hads: 889
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 43
Gots: 112 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-17-2013

Most brewers spend a lot of time and effort keeping lactobacillus out of their breweries; it was the first thing we brought in (it still has to stay in the corner though). We blend together two different beers to make Troublesome. The first is a somewhat uninteresting wheat beer and the second is an overly acidic & funky beer fermented solely with lactobacillus. We blend the two beers together with coriander and salt at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouthfeel. And yes, it's hard to make.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (552 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving wispy lacing consistently covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemons and coriander are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of lemons and spices along with hints of salt in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties; however the salt is only noticeable in the finish. (554 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (1,101 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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! (1,557 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014-15
Troublesome is a great base for making beer cocktails. So far, memorable blends have been guanabana, lemon, and passionfruit. Give it a whirl!

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 extremely well to sessioning. Definitely will be a go-to session beer once it hits shelves in six-packs later this year.

Note: Six packs are $9.99-10.99 in Chicago, if you're paying more you have your local distributor/retailer to thank. (1,427 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Nothing like a locally-made six-pack of gose on the shelves, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear brassy gold topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, coriander, orange zest, lemon zest, and a touch of black pepper. The taste brings in more of the same, a mild-but-still-definitely-very-present tartness pervading throughout, accentuating and complementing the wheat. The body is a strong light, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a pretty solid gose, something I could easily drink plenty of in the coming months. (615 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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. (1,605 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a decent fizzy creamy like almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, mostly clear golden pilsner color.

Nose brings some tart slightly soured malt, creamy doughy malt and fresh bread dough, lemon zest, little coriander, but pretty light.

Taste brings more wheat, creamy wheat with a little toasty but raw bread dough, doughy that even brings the mild tartness of raw dough, and little toasty biscuit note. Then tart lemony flavors, little zest, mild coriander and spice notes. Finish is mildly sweet but drier, little creamy and more raw dough, tart notes, and coriander lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, light carbonation, and a little tart sticky feel.

Overall not bad, nothing too special, mild coriander which comes through nicely, nice wheat and plenty of raw dough wheat with even the tartness of raw dough and lemony notes, enjoyable for a summer style beer, or a super hot summer like day in fall as in today. (953 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this on tap at Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, served chilled in a snifter.

The color is golden with lightly hazed appearance and thick white head wtih fine bead. The gose has a beautiful resplendent golden faded look wiht lace that sticks and retention is very good. The smell is lightly mineral up front with slight fruit ester and citrus in the aroma with mild malt and gentle yeast ester with a tropical quality and gentle salt scent. The feel has mild spice with subtle salt quality with medium carbonation and light sweet middle with gently tangy texture and mostly dry finish.

The taste has mild malt with wheat character and light grain toastiness and slight mineral aspect but not excessively salty tasting with mild tropical fruit in the background. Overal I liked this -very good traditional and drinkable gose - more traditional than some which is unexpected considering the brewer but pleasant and quaffable. (935 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl colored head. Hazes up with alright lacing & head retention

S: Tartness, maybe some Spelt & faint lemon notes

T: Tartness, some saltyness with wet cereal notes up front. Some of the coriander come through as this warms with slight pepperiness & a little lemon as well, saltyness too. Finishes salty, slightly tart & with wet cereal

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation

Fairly on point for the style, easy to drink, solid but I like the one Choc makes more (508 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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+ (4,648 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, salt/spice, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, coriander, sea salt, wheat, cracker, bread, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, salt/spice, and pale malt flavors; with a good malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly saline/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is a very good Gose style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, salt/spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. It was not as tart as I was hoping for, but the flavors were very well balanced. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,639 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (1,035 characters)

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White head with some lace. Color is a clear gold.

Flavor profile: Wheat with coriander, clove, and other spices. A bit of funk and mild sourness/tartness. Has a bit of barnyard/wet horse blanket. A little bet of lemon zest and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and clean. Crisp. Lighter bodied. Ends clean.

Overall, one of the better goses I have had. Very refreshing and drinkable with some excellent flavors. I could drink a lot of this one. (438 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is light golden with small head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of sourdough bread, funky malt, light spice, particularly coriander, wheat. There's an odd, rubbery scent in there as well, but I can't decide how distracting it is...Sour, earthy flavor. Tart lemon-like qualities. An interesting take on a gose. Unusual and worth a try. (374 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Slightly opaque but a neat hue to this beer. Deep brass green with lemon edges, a nice little amount of view shows off the carbonation nicely. Head is fleeting at about three fingers, even pinhead bubbled and falls easily to a simple puck.

Real nice nose. Lemon and some briny salt tartness. Some dried spiced notes but a little buried. Sweet breaded bakery malts. Quite a nice bouquet.

Palate comes real nicely. Matching dough bread sweetness, mild salinity a bit and kind of grassy notes in the mid palate. Palate feel is a bit wet though, but flavors still manage to be captured. Big on the dough on the finish, but not so much chewy and popping texture. Little bit of lemon and flat soda on the front and mid palate as well.

Overall a pretty enjoyable and solid brew. (822 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow body. Small white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - A bit of lemony citrus. Wheat. Light breadiness and spice.

Taste - Wheat. The faintest of acidity, but not even tangy. Spicy and bready in the middle. Light salty finish.

Mouthfeel - Light. Not sour at all. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - It's ok, but it just tastes like a salty wheat beer. (410 characters)

Photo of BillRoth
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Interesting, but ultimately distasteful. Enjoy Gose very much, but found the lacto way too prominent to the extent that taste devolvd to sour milk aftertastes. Seemed a relatively nicely made beer. Would try the brewery again,.Maybe just a bottle that wasn't the best. (268 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (314 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (621 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: silvery-golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy white foam leaving a short lace on the glass. I rather like it.

Smell: a tiny bit of funk, a tiny bit of sour, a tiny bit of refreshing wheat and a little whiff of grassy springtime. Light in intensity but pleasingly complex.

Taste: grainy malt with a hint of spicing and a nice wheatiness. The funk and sour are a little bit pared back with respect to the aroma, which creates a nice dynamic experience. This is a mild but altogether pleasing beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a well-integrated carbonation yielding a very nice creaminess. Kudos.

Overall: this is just an all-round enjoyable brew. It's a gose that doesn't overdo it and strikes a very good balance. Love to have it again! (856 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

A: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch and a half of fairly long-lasting, foamy head. OK lacing.

S: A typical gose smell of malt, wheat, light fruit and spices. Pretty good.

T: Tasted of coriander (a mild amount), salt, lemon, malt, and wheat. Not quite as vibrant as some gose flavors, but still sweet, light and refreshing.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, yet lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: While it's not the greatest gose I've ever had Troublesome is definitely a worthwhile beer. Drinkable. (580 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Julio's.

A crystal clear light yellow with a dense, white head that falls off to a ring leaving little lacing, this looks solid. The nose is solid. Definitely wheaty with a mild lactic sputness and a yogurty funk, there's a mild grape like character present as well. Coriander is reserved, allowing the wheat and lacto to dominate, making this more of a berlinerweiss/gose hybrid. Mildly sulfury as well.

The palate opens tart, refreshing and with a blend of buttermilk, yogurt, wheat bread, and some grist. The mid palate has a mild coriander flavor, but the lack of salt makes this pretty interesting. By taking away that downright quenching character, this really veers off into berlinerweiss waters. Very light in body with a mild, watery moutfeel, disappointingly so, this beer is moderately carbonated and feels OK on the palate. Decent stuff. (865 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured a light gold body with some minor head and lace patches.
Aroma is a mix of wheat notes and citric along with some sour and tart notes and hints of spice.
Light and crisp body, sharp, there's a floral spicy edge to the beer and the wheat gives it a fuller body and some sweetness that I wasn't expecting.
Good balance as the above characteristics are plentiful but the main profile is a citric sourness/tartness that makes this a "sour beer".
Finishes dry and sour, almost a puckering tartness at times, but is a unique beer that has a little bit of everything and is pretty good. (586 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
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! (1,267 characters)

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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.