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Viking Gose - The Monarchy

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Monarchy

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: leitmotif on 04-06-2014

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of MadScientist
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A lightly hazy golden ale that pours with two fingers of fluffy white head. The foam leaves ropes of lacing on the glass.

S: A prominent smoke aroma at a moderately strong level with a light, fruity tart note.

T: Smoke and tart dominate with a light honey like malt sweetness in the middle resolving in a dry, tart finish. There is a moderate, light colored fruitiness like peaches and apricots. A moderate bitterness and light saltiness.

F: A medium-full bodied beer owing a fair amount of thickness on the palate from the salt. A strong level of carbonation and moderate creaminess and a touch of astringency.

O: This beer smells amazing with a great combination of smoke and sour that works surprisingly well. A very food friendly beer that's acidity would partner well with a beef stew.

Photo of MarkoNm
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

With all the advancements in technology and brewing over the past two hundred years, the Monarchy Brewery ignores nearly all of it in order to create a rustic, historic and organic taste for a newer and more modern craft beer audience.

Its striking bright yellow hue is pale and noticeably hazed. As a delicate, tightly-knit head swirls above, so do its polarizing aromas of smoke, sourness and whole wheat. And as these flavors intertwine on the early palate, its the bready sweetness that latches on first with its lightly doughy and starchy softness.

But soon after, the sweaty tang of dry cider, lime, lemon, chardonnay and crabapple pierce the malts and encourage a quick dissolve of its sweetness. As the grain breaks apart, a smoldering taste of mesquite overtake the favor. Its billowing smoke character is meaty, peppery and quite robust.

And while the distinctive ale continues to dry, the smoke develops to near ash proportions and dries the palate in similar fashion to scotch whisky. Only the beer's mild saltiness keeps the taste full enough to contend with the smoky yeast spice.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on tap at Federal Taphouse-served chilled in a snifter.

The color is a golden shade with brilliant clarity and thick white head with fine bead visible carbonation with good retention. The smell has a smoky and mildly medicinal aroma with slight salty/mineral accent with an almost plastic scent. The feel has a tangy and lemony juicy quality with a mild smoky texture and drywith subtle spice with a mostly dry finish with moderate carbonation level with low sweetness level.

The taste is very dry with lots of smoke and earthy tangy yeast with lactic lemony character and slight hint of spice not too strong as far as alcohol-wise but tropical with a lightly medicinal edge but not band-aid at all, just slight woody fruity juniper berry influence with a complex dry tangy finish. Overall I think this is excellent - a gose with smoky and tangy tart taste that is refreshing with enough abv not to be considered a session beer but I will sacrifice a little drinkability for some complexity in a gose -not your usual lemony flavored german ale

Photo of larryi86
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%

500 ml bottle poured into a thin pint glass

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

Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Aroma is smoky, with phenolic bandaid and a hint of salty lemon. Flavor is sour and tart lemon upfront, becoming lightly bready and grainy in the finish. Smoke weaves throughout and lingers in the aftertaste. Think this would be a very nice gose without the smoke. Overpowers.

Photo of dcmchew
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Viking Gose from The Monarchy
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.