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Troublesome - Off Color Brewing

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very good

675 Ratings

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 31
Gots: 65 | 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 surSippsalot
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Nice.. easy drinking. Not over done with coriander, and thats a good thing!

Photo of 442Much
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of MrBoh
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudlly, orangish yellow into my snifter. little head, lacing dissipates quickly.

Smell reminds me of a mass produces lager at first. Soon resides and is a doughy coriander smell. Still, nothing great.

Just a tad salty and a tad sour. Prevailing tastes are lemon, mint, coriander, bread.

A little tingle on the tongue. Crisp yet you can feel residual yeast. Best off both worlds here. It does seem to thicken quickly as it warms though.

good buy. Light, refreshing yet tasty.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pokal.

Hazy straw-yellow with a short white head that dissipates quickly.

Wheat, lemon, and sourdough.

Wheat, lemon juice, and some bready malts. Just a touch of coriander and salt.

Medium-light bodied, clean, and refreshing with very light carbonation.

Clean and refreshing. Highly quaffable. However, the Lacto plays a minuscule role in this Gose unfortunately. :(

Photo of fourstringer
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderately aggressive hand. No date on the label or bottle.

A: Hazy to mildly cloudy, pale golden yellow body. 1 finger white head. Below average retention overall, but typical for the style. Minimal lacing.

S: Slightly musty yeast with wheat notes. Coriander. Lemon. Light banana. Grass. Faintly floral hops. Cracker.

T: A faintly spicy yeast comes first and is quickly followed by wheat/pale malt flavors. Light, citrusy tang, but not particularly sour. Mild vanilla notes midway. Some hops bring a mild bitter edge to close things fairly dry. No significant alcohol presence, as expected. Pretty clean finish with some lemon, corn and some subtle salinity in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a light body. Easy drinking. Slightly prickly.

O: This one is fairly mild in flavor, even for the style. The hopping strikes me as more pilsner than gose. I found the salt to be buried a bit. On a positive note, the nose is rather nice.


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Troublesome from Off Color Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.