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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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very good

640 Ratings

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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 29
Gots: 58 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-17-2013)
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Photo of homebrew311
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

homebrew311, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of scottwurst
3.25/5  rDev -14%

scottwurst, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +5.8%

WillCarrera, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +5.8%

PopnLoads, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +5.8%

DaftPatrick, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of markcp
4/5  rDev +5.8%

markcp, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +5.8%

woodchip, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Abbbp
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Abbbp, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of oldedog
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

oldedog, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +5.8%

orangesol, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Zuidman, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

dbrauneis, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of stucat
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

stucat, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

imperialking, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz into a CS snifter

A- Light wheat beer. medium low on cloudiness for a wheat beer. medium head

S- wheat profile with some bite from the coriander.

T- The coriander stands this beer apart from other wheat beers. It really gives this beer some bit.

M- Medium build for the style, low carb

O- Very happy to try this one! Thanks Jer!

gueuzedreg, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of jerichobear
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jerichobear, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jacewg, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of koutkid41
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy and pale in color with some small head to it. Sparkling.

S: Tart and spicy, spicy like a Belgian type beer. Hints of some of the coriander and lemon maybe some saltiness. Pleasing aroma.

T: Tart upfront with coriander coming quickly after some pepper and salt notes that go with a light tart lemon character. Really refreshing summer type beer. Again faint notes of some Belgian character.

M: Medium, nicely carbonated. Not overbearingly tart and not really sweet either.

O: Similar to a Berliner Weiss, would drink during the summer.

koutkid41, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +5.8%

eawolff99, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of JCam9981
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JCam9981, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of unclejazz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great pedigree at this brewery and glad they started distro in NY. The label design is wonderful, hoping the beer inside is the same.

Pour very thin white head that dissipates quickly, moderate carbonation. Biscuits smell up front with a touch of funk. Flavor is slightly tart with just enough salty to make the mouth water. Sort of a Belgian yeast flavor and clean finish. Light mouthfeel and on the dry side of things.

This is the first beer I had from Off Color, and while not my favorite in the style, it has some good things going for it. I will follow this brewery to see what is next.

unclejazz, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Ondray, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

thatoneguymike, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Googs, Mar 09, 2014
Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
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