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Viking Gose - The Monarchy

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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Monarchy

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: leitmotif on 04-06-2014)
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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, pale orangey / golden color, topped with a small white head.
The aroma is very pleasant - smoked and woody, slight fruits also present. but mostly smoked - reminds me of a certain smoked cheese.
The taste is not strong as was expected. Balanced begining comes to a slightly spicy and tiny bittery finish.
Never had this style before, but I definitely love it. Easily drinkable and delicious.

MarkoNm, Apr 18, 2014
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Bottle I brought to share at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, smoke, and peat aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, smoke, peat, and salt flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting set of aromas and flavors going on.

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A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a small white head.4

S-Very smoky, smoked pork, slightly salty, nice smoked wood, hints of tart fruits/lemons. Not bad, but much smokier than I was hoping for in a Gose. 3.8

T- Tart lemons up front, smoked meat in the finish, much better balance than the nose, hints of salt. 4.1

M- Smooth, slightly chewy, medium body. 4

O-A nice beer, but a lot smokier than I excepted for a Gose. An enjoyable beer, but I just don't see myself buying this very often do to the fact I can buy other German Goses that I enjoy more for the same price. 4

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The Monarchy and Kissmeyer collaboration. First time trying this style.
Pours hazy light orange, one finger white head that pops away fast, bombarded by a lot of aggressive fizz strings. Minimal tracing on the glass.
Smoked cheese gets in the room right after popping the cap. Salted pork, some fruitiness also, like Turkish smoked apricots and orange juice.
Mainly smoke in the front of the taste, all over the mildly sweet wheaty malts. Nice fruitiness adds complexity, with sweet orchard fruit, crisp/sour lemon zest and a dry mustiness, like unripe white grapes (a bit aromatic, gin-like, so probably because of the juniper twigs). Smoke fades away bit by bit and some spices come to play, bit of wood too. Mildly bitter finish, salty, but clean.
Light body, rather fizzy, but surprisingly refreshing for a smokey salty beer, but then again, it is my first Gose.
Hopefully there will be more, this was really good. Great complex style, and Viking Gose is probably one of the best.

dcmchew, May 02, 2014
Viking Gose from The Monarchy
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.