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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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very good

725 Ratings

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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 34
Gots: 85 | 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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Poured into a Tallgrass Brewing cervoise glass produces a fizzy finger of white head. Hazy straw colored body. On the nose a bit of musty tang, wheat, peppery yeast and some salt. Smells saison like. Taste is peppery yeast, some lactic tang, restrained salt, lemon tartness and a nice wheat finish. Low carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Very creamy and smooth. Prickly and slightly dry. I'm no expert on gose but the tartness and salt are quite restrained. However, it's refreshing and will for sure be a good summer beer. If you told me this was some experimental saison I'd believe you.

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Hefeweizen meets a sour. Not a bad combination. Poured a very light, hazy straw yellow color into my Houblon Chouffe flute. Big delicate bubbly white head. Looks like a very light colored Hefe. The coriander and lemon flavor are also very reminiscent of a hefe. But then there is a strong sour note added to the mix. This is not a heavy, vinegary sourness. More of a light, tart, funky sour taste. The flavors work well together. Not much in the way of a salty taste that I would expect from a Gose.

Mouthfeel is light, tart and refreshing.

A good warm weather sipping beer. Interesting flavors.

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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.