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26.2 - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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26.2
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BA SCORE
84
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78 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | 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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.5%

04-22-2014 02:22:17 | More by bostonryan
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

05-18-2014 07:02:46 | More by mhaugo
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-16-2014 18:49:46 | More by waiting4lunch
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-25-2013 01:34:32 | More by scxcrunner
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-13-2014 20:57:31 | More by Rekrule
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-28-2012 00:08:54 | More by trevorpost
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-14-2014 23:12:25 | More by Andrew041180
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MyMagicalPants

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-19-2012 20:28:35 | More by MyMagicalPants
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Mosmo

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-11-2014 04:10:58 | More by Mosmo
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-02-2012 04:23:16 | More by HEADYdb
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-14-2013 21:56:10 | More by jwps214
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-27-2013 02:42:06 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Lucoli

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-21-2013 01:08:54 | More by Lucoli
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2012 15:01:12 | More by smcolw
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Boto

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 21:15:36 | More by Boto
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2012 01:15:22 | More by Hopdaemon39
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-19-2013 23:36:28 | More by greenboat
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-17-2012 21:30:39 | More by Ted
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-25-2013 02:39:25 | More by bh123
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-21-2012 15:16:21 | More by BostonKyle
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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26.2 from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.