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Schell's Goosetown Gose - August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Goosetown GoseSchell's Goosetown Gose

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81
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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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

sgttibbs, Jul 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Beer4Mike, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a fluffy little head that leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Toasted wheat bread and coriander with a hint of salt

Taste: Toasted wheat bread, up front, with the salt building in the middle, along with a lemony character; the coriander moves to prominence, after the swallow and the finish leaves a lemony touch

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice to see a rare stab at a Gose by a domestic brewer; this is a particularly good example though it doesn't seem to have as much of a salty character as some others; still, I like it just the way it is

brentk56, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

bismarksays, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

zenwatts, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of lwillitz
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

12-oz bottle into wheat beer glass

A - 3 fingers of white foam over a transparent body of gold, minimal carbonation bubbles

S - light smell of salt, lemon, and coriander; wheat bread

T - wheat bread seasoned with lemon, salt, and coriander; grassy bitterness in the back with a mildly salty aftertaste

M - light/medium body, average carbonation; a bit lighter than a typical wheat, but rather refreshing

O - Never had a gose before, but this is an ok wheat beer with a fairly simple (but not bad) smell and taste and a light, refreshing feel.

lwillitz, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

OregonGrown7, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%

Tasted 13 June 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium-light golden color, very clear. No visible carbonation, and only about 1/2 finger of white head. Looks, hmm, unrefreshing, a little too dark, a little too flat...

Smell is almost crisp, almost clean, but mostly light malty. Corny sweet, light. Blah.

Taste is almost really good. There's a twinkle in the latter part of the taste, a touch of salt, a touch of contrast. But there's not enough of it to satisfy me.

Feel is okay, with medium-light body and almost enough carbonation. A little heavier than I'd like, and a little flatter.

A pretty bland beer. I haven't had many goses, but this drinks like a slightly sweet light lager, or something similar and "easy-drinking". I can't figure out what it's trying to be, and what it is doesn't do much for me. Not something I'd go for again.

zeledonia, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

pisomojado8, Jun 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

yanosh, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Ragnarok88, Jun 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

heytomcat, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jimmah120, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tdmccarthy, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Eric908, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

garrettherzig, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

davek72, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DrZeus10, Jun 07, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +1.1%

Best by 15SEP13

Light gold with a solid cap of dense white foam. Smells of coriander, salt, lemon pith, some grain and a little banana and clove. Flavor is nice and floral from the start, some gardenia, sweet honeydew and sweet pear. Some grain and banana. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and a wet finish. Nice beer, not quite the gose I'm used to, but nice.

harrymel, Jun 05, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +10.9%

Bright gold with plentiful trails of carbonation visible. Fluffy dollop of white foam on top that forms a convex dome above the rim of the glass, and slowly settles, leaving behind a halo of intricate lacing around the rim. Lasting coverage on the surface with a floating mass of larger bubbles in the center.

Aroma is pleasant but vague, light yeast and coriander essence that is barely there, but overall it conveys a general sense of freshness.

Taste is crisp and clean, not especially tart, only slightly astringent, with some lingering notes of lemon zest, coriander, and wheat. Finishes dry and clean. Body is light, there's a supple feel from the salt addition, but it's not present in the taste. This is a refreshing and simple beer, restrained but still uniquely flavorful.

Not a bad Gose, for me it comes in behind Leipziger, Moonlight, and Off Color Troublesome, but it's a solid intro to the style.

emerge077, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Chucker17, May 31, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +17.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle courtesy of olympuszymurgus into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Enjoyed on my deck on an 80 degree night.

A: Crystal clear perfect golden color. Many bubbles rise up from all over the bottom of the glass to the top. Relatively soft pour leads to a towering fizzy white head that causes me to slow my roll and pour gently to fit the entire bottle. Some lacing clings to the glass but it's hot and condensation fights the lacing for real estate.

S: Grain-forward brew with notes of coriander and some clove-y wheat aromas as well. Very similar to a hefeweisen but a bit toned down and no banana. Very nice smell.

T: Same as the nose but a lot more complex. Malted wheat makes such a neat flavor and it's one that I find myself enjoying very much on this warm evening.

M: Crisp, sharp finish. I feel like the salt makes it even dryer but I didn't pick up any in the taste so I may just be looking for it here. Regardless, plenty of zing in the carbonation and enough of a mouth coat to cause to reach for the glass to take another significant swig.

O: A wonderful beer. Could see myself drinking many of these at a biergarden out of 64oz mugs. Very nice beer, would certainly stash a bunch for the summer.

suspect, May 31, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +17.9%

My observation is that beer is moving pretty darn well - so congrats to Schell's for putting out a really enjoyable summer beer.
Poured into a reidel wiezen glass (can't get much better than that).
Nice full white head moderate density. This very much appears to be filted as it is brilliantly clear nice gold/yellow.
A nice wheat character at first and as it opens up it shows bits of corriander, citrus, lactic and melding into a nice soft aroma.
Nice fruit flavors and fruit tartness, a blending of smooth wheat and pale malt and the really enjoyable finish of the salt that lays nicely on the finish. Just enough tartness to make it refreshing and drying but not to any excess.
Moderately light body and on the full side for carbonation. Holds a reasonably smooth quality.
This is such a great summer beer. All the thirst quenching attributes of an Am. lager, but so much more interesting in aroma and especially flavor. Not too big, but big enough to get flavor and body.
I am no expert on this style, but I really like this beer.

garymuchow, May 26, 2013
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3.01/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

LukeH, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Ish1, May 18, 2013
Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.