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Schell's Goosetown Gose - August Schell Brewing Company

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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xmorgan

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2013 20:34:23 | More by xmorgan
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-30-2014 18:19:32 | More by CCutch
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steveh

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Full disclosure: I have only read style descriptions of this style and have never been driven to try a Gose. But this was a generous gift from friends and I feel obligated to give it a try.

A -- Pours a clear, deep golden color with a sudsy white head that settles slowly and I can actually hear bubbling down at arm's length.

S -- Light bready malts up front with some mild, somewhat sour citrus back and hints of DMS.

T -- Nice breadiness up front that blends into a mild coriander flavor with wheat malt and an odd touch of bubblegum in the backbone. Finish is tart and a little astringent.

M -- The mouthfeel is soft and spritzy to dry with a light-medium body. The finish becomes astringent as the drink goes down, but doesn't stunt the palate.

O -- Not as close to its Belgian cousin, Gueuze, as I expected and a rather pleasant drinker. I can see this being a very enjoyable quencher on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 23:37:36 | More by steveh
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Amanda_CW

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +39.7%

07-26-2014 00:36:27 | More by Amanda_CW
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-24-2014 02:25:39 | More by GRG1313
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Final round of the sampler six pack I got for my birthday from one of my good friends. Shout out to Jamie (if you even read these things :-))

Schell is a good brewer and this is a good opportunity to find out what styles I am really into. Lets see how the Gose does on my palate.

Appearance - in bottle, so no score (or default at 2.5)

Smell - cracking the bottle... Fresh Baked sourdough bread. Red beer almost. Biscuity malts. Copper penny. Wheat.

Taste - down the hatch... Wow. Surprisingly smooth and tasty. (I'm still trying to wash the Pilsner 30th off my palate which was a total crapfest.) Coriander and salt is what it says on the bottle, which makes sense. A low hop bitterness that comes quickly and leaves politely and right on time with a watery orange blossom floral flavor replacing it. Nice character. Great flavor. Tastes like everything and a bit of nothing at the same time as it dissolves in your mouth.

Mouthfeel - pleasantly carbonated but not overly so. Smooth and articulate. I enjoy this.

Overall - a fantastic beer with lots of happy flavor and much less bitter than other "gose" beers I've tried. This one's a winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 02:18:31 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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tylerstravis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-22-2014 04:19:46 | More by tylerstravis
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ovaltine

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2014 23:27:35 | More by ovaltine
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Lundste


4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-17-2014 19:33:08 | More by Lundste
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-10-2014 01:16:46 | More by Azeotrope
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours into a fluted Petrus glass a relatively clear but bubbly medium-gold. Thick creamy white head which quickly drops to a healthy-sized cap. Thin splotches of lacing.

Very zesty aroma; coriander and lemon peel. Cracked grain and wheat with a spicy floral hoppiness.

Lemon zest and toasted wheat bread are the dominant flavors. Slightly salty, but not as much as some beers of the style. Coriander is definitely noticable, and the finish is bitter, but in a way that pushes on astringent as much as sour.

Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated. Tannic-like astringent finish leaves the mouth dry and unrefreshed.

Overall, this is pretty meh. It's a relatively bland example with a bad mouthfeel. It's not awful, but there are better Goses (is that a word?) out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 19:14:16 | More by Phocion
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-06-2014 21:47:46 | More by KAF
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-28-2014 02:52:13 | More by JakeBarnett
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harty83

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2014 00:55:43 | More by harty83
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nowhere_native

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2014 18:36:14 | More by nowhere_native
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Letitryde01

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-23-2014 09:32:00 | More by Letitryde01
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-19-2014 21:23:11 | More by Sound_Explorer
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-18-2014 04:14:33 | More by Fr0stb1te
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Tuckersmth

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-05-2014 16:55:50 | More by Tuckersmth
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2014 01:50:43 | More by hinemk76
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kguard

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-28-2014 04:05:49 | More by kguard
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden straw color. White soapy head recedes to little lacing.

Aroma slightly salty and wheaty. Nice enough.

Wheaty flavor. Small amount of saltiness. Nice for a summer day but would like more tartness and more salt.

Medium mouthfeel.

Very good summer beer. But would like more from it.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 00:03:35 | More by Powderhornphil
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-19-2014 20:19:56 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden. A thin white creamy head leaves lacing.

The smell is mild, but pleasant - wheat/grain with a touch of honey and a hint of coriander.

The taste is of a honey-like grainy sweetness. Wheat gives a mild sour-like tang balance. A touch of coriander is present. It is sweet with just a hint of sour and spice. Light-bodied, but creamy, it has a soft, clean smooth finish.

A nice, easy-drinking sweet-leaning thirst quencher!

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2014 18:14:20 | More by jwc215
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-10-2014 08:05:17 | More by zestar
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Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.