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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

698 Ratings

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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 33
Gots: 74 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of KFBR392
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow color. Good active carbonation while drinking. Half a finger of head on the pour and stuck around while drinking.

Smell: Sweet creamy malt mixes well with some lightly funky sour tones. Grassy airy hop tones on the body with just a touch of wheat and oats. Orange peel and coriander are noticeable on the body. That sweet dairy tones linger throughout and are truly unique.

Taste: Lush, creamy front of sweet wheat and oats hit the palate first. Buttery yeast body warms up on the body and some lightly tart, effectively funky, salty, sourness adds an extra punch. Spiced tones with accents of coriander round out the taste.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful balance of tartness, dry oats, and sweet lactose. Carbonation adds to the creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: My first Gose style beer but there is no doubt this is an excellently crafted brew. Multiple layers and interesting complexity keep the drinker on their toes. Hopefully I can get my hands on more stuff from Off Color.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of brewandbbq
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.