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Schell's Goosetown Gose - August Schell Brewing Company

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Donkster46, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

scinnh, Sep 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +10.9%

Ejayz, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MNBeer1017, Sep 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72%

RangerHawthorn, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

ChicagoNick, Aug 21, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

A very dark brown bronze body color, with some clarity, and lots of pinhead rising bubbles. Head is a fluffy top, if a bit sunken like and adjunct, and a complimenting simple two finger white head. Some good staying power, but this is really dark for a gose it seems, but a solid looking beer.

Aroma seems to not be doing much. Very subtle nose, and a sense of sweet caramel. Some faint lemon a bit, not too much brine going on. Otherwise kind of neutral and small.

Palate comes fairliy easily. Lots of malt driven sweetness on this. Mild brown sugar sweetness and a nice sweet coating that isn't too thick. Some slight mix of toast and soft aromas, and a good surprising mix of toffee and caramel. Minimal tart and hint of lemon on this as well, with a good decent feel.

It's a very tasty brew, but it reminds me nothing of a gose whatsoever. It's actually a very decent sweet malted brew, with a refreshing body, but has none of the lemon, brine, or wheaty chew I look for in this style. But it is a beer I could easily drink again. Very hard to score this one, as it doesn't really fit the style, but is a decent drinkable beer.

smakawhat, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

enelson, Aug 13, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +9.5%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Wheatafficianado, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

Satan70, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jjunit, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

CCutch, Jul 30, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

steveh, Jul 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Amanda_CW, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

GRG1313, Jul 24, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
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 - pours a beautiful, beautiful head that lingers around. Color is golden peach-honey and appears medium bodied.

Smell - Fresh, fruity floral hop aroma. Fresh Baked sourdough bread. Biscuity malts. Little bit of 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. Kinda like pineapple juice. Tastes like everything you dream of.

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

Overall - a fantastic beer with lots of happy flavor and beautiful notes and appearance. The Goosetown Gose is one of the most refreshing yet tasty beers that has ever graced my tongue. A Winner, absolutely.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tylerstravis, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

ovaltine, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Lundste, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

Azeotrope, Jul 10, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Phocion, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

JakeBarnett, Jun 28, 2014
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Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.