Schell's Goosetown Gose - August Schell Brewing Company

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Schell's Goosetown is our interpretation of a traditional, German-style Gose. The beer pours clear, golden orange in color, with a thick white foam head. It has a bright lemon zest and coriander aroma with a slight saltiness reminiscent of a cool ocean breeze. A refreshingly light and citrusy tartness greets your palate, backed by a bready, wheat malt character and a touch of coriander spice. Lighter bodied, yet full flavored with a lively carbonation that gives the beer a crisp, dry finish. A uniquely refreshing session beer, perfectly suited for a warm summer day from the August Schell Brewing Company.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 04-05-2013)
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Reviews by jjanega08:
Photo of jjanega08
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first ever Gose
Bottleneck reads
082313
016760

A= Pours a totally translucent yellow color with a great two fingers of white head and some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smells light and sort of fruity. I suppose there is a little saltyness to it as well as a wheaty aroma with some corriander in it. The smell is somewhat subtle.

T= This beer tastes strange. There is initially a nice "fruity" nose for what that is worth. It's got a big wheat flavor as well as an odd saltyness that I've never gotten in a beer likely because this is my first gose. It's not totally odd. This isn't a lot of heavy flavors going on but more subtle. The saltyness makes it taste almost slick and slimey. It truely tastes like ocean air with the subtleties of the flavors.

M= Slick if that makes sense. I don't know if I've had a beer with a mouth like this. Feels like salt water in your mouth I guess.

O= This beer is odd to say the least. Then again it is a characteristic of the style. That being said I don't think it's bad. It actually is sort of fun. Close your eyes and your breathing sea air in the middle of Minnesota. I likely won't buy more but I'll enjoy the rest of this six pack for sure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of joe1510
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz Can
$7.49 4-Pack
Hayward CO-OP, Hayward, WI

Goosetown Gose has fairly recently come to cans. Bright, freshly polished golden body absolutely glows and shows excellent clarity. Tiny carbonation swirls to the surface in large groups to keep the rich, pure white head frothy. The creamy foam forms a tall cap and remains throughout the entire drink. Sheet lacing lingers before slowly falling back into the body.

Wheat. Check. Coriander. Check. Wheaty twang is in the foreground, a little dusty and not quite as acidic or bold as other versions of the style. Coriander adds both a citric and herbal component, a touch of lemon and a touch of cilantro. A quick swirl of the glass opens the lemon up and is met with bright orange notes as well. The wheat is a touch mild but overall it smells appetizing.

The dusty, muddled character from the nose translates into the aroma as well. Husked wheat starts off and flows through the finish while growing slightly on the finish. It doesn't quite have that pop or acidity as others of the style. Coriander is softer on the nose, bringing the same qualities but not the same brightness as the nose. Salt is minimal at best and while I can feel it on the inside of my lip I can't exactly taste it. Good, not great.

The mouthfeel is spot on. Plush and velvety with a nicely weighted body that rolls through soft and sluggishly, as it should. Salt adds a touch of zest along the sides of the tongue. The drinkability is off the charts with a great thirst quenching quality. Can't have just one.

Overall, well, it's not as good or exciting as others of the style. The wheat is a little soft, it doesn't quite have that zing. The coriander is a little muted as well. With that said, this is a good beer. I would drink this any day over the likes of most other Oberon-esque beers out there. If this was available in my area I would by it every now and then over the warmer months. Worth a try.

Photo of Turbo
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of LukeH
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light golden, appeared just slightly less carbonated than a typical AAL.

S: Saltwater, faint wheat and fruitiness

T: To me, this mostly just tastes of a lager (albeit a decent one) with a dash of salt. There is a slight, subtle fruitiness if I really search for it but I'm not getting any coriander.

M: Light bodied, some carbonation. The salt is drying.

This is my first gose, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. The predominant characteristic about this beer is it's saltiness. Very drinkable, nothing unpleasant or offensive about this one, but nothing particularly interesting, either. Goes down very refreshing, but left my mouth really dry--I had to drink a full glass of water afterwards.

Photo of bsp77
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Weizen glass.

Appearance: Light, surprisingly clear gold with thin white head.

Smell: Lemon, wheat, salt and coriander.

Taste: Nice mix of citrus (mostly lemon) and wheat forms the core of this beer. The finish has salt and coriander, with a heavier emphasis on salt.

Feel: Light to medium body with moderately high carbonation. Crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall: Refreshing as hell. Not as much complexity as hoped for, but better than the typical American Wheat style. This would be easy to consume all day with no complaints.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

The beer has a lemony spicy nose with white bread. It pours clear orange tinted gold under a 1” foam cap. A light salty palate with some biscuit leads to a tart, refreshing finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Bottle code of 082413.

Appearance: Pours a bright and crisp looking golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A wheat and malt driven aroma with nice scents of citrus and spice. Wheat grains and pale malts with hints of biscuit, cracker, straw, caramel, and yeast. Solid hints of coriander spice. Citrus fruit hints of orange and lemon zest. Subtle mineral like hints from the salt. Light hint of earthy and grassy hops in the background. A solid wheat driven aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a wheat grain driven aroma with some citrus and spices. Bready pale malts with notes of wheat, cereal grains, biscuit, straw, cracker, yeast, and a slight caramel note. Zesty taste of coriander spice. Citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon zest, and some peach. Notes of the salt come through in the back end. Also some light notes of earthy grassy hops. A pretty nice light wheat taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very crisp and clean. Very smooth and finishes dry.

Overall:A pretty nice warm weather wheat driven beer. Nice notes of coriander and citrus.

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Shawner
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of optimator705
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown longneck 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a foamy white head that fades quickly but leaves a little sticky lacing behind. Nothing to special about the appearance.

Smell: Malt, spices and some light hops. Very minimal aroma.

Taste: An interesting flavor of lemony citrus with a slight salty finish. Tastes better when it is very cold, as the salt gets more prominent as the beer warms. Otherwise just a malty amber style beer with a lot of malt. The lemony citrus flavor is a nice touch. Not a fan of the saltiness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a style I like very much, but I appreciate the effort to bring a style like this to the masses. I would like to try it on tap or from a cask to see if it changes the flavor profile a little.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of andrew8626
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Serick507
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of arniepnminne
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of morimech
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light golden color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Some lacing is left down the glass.

I smell mostly wheat malt. A little grass and citrus but overall a rather timid aroma.

If I did not know better, I would say this is a plain pale wheat ale. Not getting much coriander, tartness, or esters. There is some salt in the finish which is pleasant and gives this beer a unique, refreshing element.

A light beer body. Nice carbonation that makes this beer really easy to consume.

Sure was not as special as I was hoping. Offers clean wheat flavor but I wanted more uniqueness of a gose.

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Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
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