Viking Gose - The Monarchy

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Monarchy
Germany

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.

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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.

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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.

Serving type: bottle.

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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

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Viking Gose from The Monarchy
84 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.