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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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very good

730 Ratings

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 33
Gots: 86 | FT: 4
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.

10 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Honey gold and cloudy with lots of large and medium sized bubbles both within floating upward and clinging to the surface of the glass. 3 fingers of candy glass yellow head fades fast.

S: Corriander, sea salt, a briny breeze. A slight funky sour note. Quite Hoegaarden like.

T: Very briny and salty like sea water, and then sour, then fresh cut fruit, melons and lemon, slightly floral as well. Coriander is in there for sure as well.

M: Medium thick body, briny, medium low carbonation.

O: Well done brew. I am drinking this in the Chicago area tonight, August 12th, 2014. First saw this on Beer Temple with Chris Quinn from Chicago, when it apparently was not yet in bottles. Got this bottle in Asheville, NC and have been carrying it with me. I thought it was appropriate. Love this one. Perhaps my favourite of the Gose’s so far.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy bright yellow with fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Pretty good lacing.

Lemon meringue and wheat malt. MIneral notes in the background. Sour apple and ocean water (in a refreshing way). Bread crust

Lemons and wheat with a bit of that salty ocean water. Complex and refreshing. Could be more tart, but still nice.

Fairly highly carbonated and dry. Medium bodied. Quite refreshing.

Very nice. A little lacking on sourness, but great mineral character.

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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured yellow and with a scant head of white foam. The nose was sweet with wheat and had some earthy coriander on it. It smelled like it had some tartness and some salt to it. Sweet lemon peel. The taste was malt forward. Sweet wheat which was dry and a bit crisp. But the coriander made it earthy and taste heavy. The lemon was sweet and I wanted to taste tartness. There was no saline or salty finish and it did not finish dry. It tasted like cereal grain after a while and was bland and dull. I did not think this was a good representation of the style. Even for a wheat beer it drank blandly and without much flavor.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy bright lemon drop yellow.

The aroma is a punch of floral and corainder. Not much tart quality.

The flavor follows with spikes of corainder throughout. The tart quality is also lacking and moves on more like a saison. A good mouthfeel and lots of carbonation.

A different take on the style. A great session brew, although not exactly on point for a gose.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jconrick1 for this little surprise!!

While i'm no Gose expert, I found this one doing a few different things, but all interesting.

Pours hazy. Lite head dissipates quickly.
Smell has some hints of sour, funk, and citrusy coriander.
Taste has a subtle lacto sour, some lemony zest, and sea salt. Follows with hints of peppercorn.
Mouthfeel is thin, not very active in the mouth.
Overall I find this one interesting, and would like to try it again.

On a side note: I really like the artwork, layout & printing of the label. Very cool.

Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.