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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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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 8
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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Photo of lwillitz


3.45/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

07-01-2013 21:45:01 | More by lwillitz
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-30-2013 23:27:34 | More by OregonGrown7
Photo of zeledonia


3.38/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

06-28-2013 19:13:55 | More by zeledonia
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-20-2013 12:55:55 | More by pisomojado8
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-19-2013 22:18:04 | More by yanosh
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-19-2013 15:26:50 | More by Ragnarok88
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-18-2013 22:26:29 | More by heytomcat
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2013 02:46:38 | More by jimmah120
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-14-2013 23:09:17 | More by tdmccarthy
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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2013 02:57:17 | More by Eric908
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-12-2013 03:25:50 | More by garrettherzig
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-12-2013 00:43:24 | More by davek72
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-07-2013 01:17:20 | More by DrZeus10
Photo of harrymel


3.61/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

06-05-2013 20:26:21 | More by harrymel
Photo of emerge077


3.96/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

06-04-2013 00:24:33 | More by emerge077
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2013 20:58:14 | More by Chucker17
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New York

4.19/5  rDev +17%

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.

05-31-2013 00:38:10 | More by suspect
Photo of garymuchow


4.21/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

05-26-2013 17:29:19 | More by garymuchow
Photo of LukeH


3.01/5  rDev -15.9%

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.

05-20-2013 18:43:46 | More by LukeH
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2013 18:06:26 | More by Ish1
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-10-2013 15:57:25 | More by danfix99
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-09-2013 23:26:38 | More by WallE89
Photo of jjanega08


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

My first ever Gose
Bottleneck reads

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.

05-08-2013 20:53:43 | More by jjanega08
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-07-2013 18:11:15 | More by Philly82785
Photo of maximum12


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Twins extra innings! Which means an extra beer for good luck, in Beantown, 5-5. Picked up this single to try it out, since I'll try about anything Schell's puts in a bottle. 12 oz. into the glass.

Pour is Macro Yellow, which is something Crayola really should trademark. The only difference is this one is slightly cloudy, decent carbonation. Despite sucking in enough air to make me belch, I don't get much off the beer nose-wise except a vague ocean sea-water breeze & a bit of wheat. Are there wheat fields close to oceans anywhere? huh.

Goosetown bookmarks the dictionary.com definition of 'interesting'. I can't escape the salt - that Gulf of Mexico reduction zing is just lovely, & mostly on the end, so I'm doing this backwards, as usual; the salt really sticks the back of the throat & stays there, like a good french fry without the grease & potato. Other than the Morton's, there's a slight spicy zest, maybe a touch of wheat, but really, there's not much to this beer. That said, I could drink this until I died of dehydration.

Weirdly appealing, this beer just goes straight for the salt addiction of humanity & forgoes all pretense of being anything else. If the base shone a bit more, this would be a really fine summer session beer; as is, just pretty good.

05-07-2013 03:20:10 | More by maximum12
Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.