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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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very good

697 Ratings

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 32
Gots: 72 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of infinitebruner
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

August 1, 2014

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a completely unpretentious tulip.

This is my first gose.

A – Golden color, bordering on the turn to amber. It poured with about a centimeter of head which dissipated quickly. Very nice to look at, I would think I was about to drink a pale ale if I didn’t know better. Strong orange tint if you hold it up in front of a bright lamp.

S – Light but very much evident hints of sourness on the nose. Some peppery notes, and some mild citrus fruit, possible even tangerine or orange. I get a little bit of honey or rich sweetness, but hard to find and grasp it. At the end of the sniff I get lemon, possibly lime.

T – Very mild sourness from the lactobacillus, reminds me of punch at a party (unspiked), or flavored ginger ale, or limeade (without the sugary sweetness). I don’t get any of the salt.

M – Seems like very mild carbonation while it’s in my mouth, but on the finish there are a lot of bubbles. Very light, breezy, smooth off the tongue, with a nice citrus, faintly floral aftertaste. This is the only time I get the salt, and it’s actually a couple minutes after I last sipped.

O – I can tell that this is a very complex beer, and there are a lot of different things that seem to stand out. It’s like drinking a very light wheat beer, but that sour edge makes it a really great variation. I actually expected more salt flavor, but am glad it wasn’t there. Because of the low alcohol content, this is something I could sit and drink a LOT of.

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3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange color, medium white head. Aroma is sweet, peppery, spicy, flowery, and generally pleasant. Very likable thus far.... Taste is crisply dry, floral and spice, nice white bread malty, and well balanced. Just a touch of salt makes things interesting. No overwhelming flavors and nicely light. Perfect for Spring and very easy to drink.

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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.