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26.2 - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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26.2
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BA SCORE
85
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 04-08-2012)
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very limited availability on tap in the Boston area. I was shocked to see this hadn't been added to BA yet.

This is a new beer style for me. As Steve Greenlee at Boston.com writes, "It's a light German beer brewed with at least 50 percent wheat, plus coriander and salt. Few brewers make a gose, which is too bad, because it can be quite tasty, with fruity esters, a spicy character, and a tart finish."

I never would have expected the wheat content. The head was flat, there was no lace and the liquid was only mildly hazy. It also didn't have the traditional malted wheat flavors.

The beer's aroma was on the light side. It smelled like a very pale ale, even though the brew's color was dark gold. Little hop nose, nor on the tongue.

The taste was very sweet--not quite to a Bock level but certainly not wheaty. I found it reminiscent to the Blueberry beers often found in New England. The body was moderate while the carbonation was well above average. The aftertaste is brief and leans to the sour side.

Worth seeking out just to try a Gose.

smcolw, Apr 08, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Doyle’s: This one pours a hazy, darker golden color. It has a small white head that leaves some lacing. Lighter but nice aroma. Mainly notes of coriander and wheat. The taste is good. Medium to lighter body. Wheat and coriander are the main flavors. No real sweetness or bitterness. Crisp, refreshing. Pretty nice brew.

Boto, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Trashcat, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Penguin Pizza in a Sam Adams lager glass- pours a pretty clear yellow color (the kind that reinforces the idea of beer as piss). Less than a half finger of head, no retention and no lacing.

Scent is very faint- mild coriander and orange peel, maybe a bit of wheat.

Taste is consistent with smell- wheat dominates, followed by a decent orange flavor, finishing off with a little coriander. Decent.

Mouthfeel is good- light bodied, moderately carbonated (sorta prickly). I'm sure it'd be refreshing after running : ). Never had a gose before but it's tastes like a typical American interpretation of a Belgian wit or hefeweisse bier.

Hopdaemon39, Apr 17, 2012
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26.2 from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
85 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.