Schell's Goosetown Gose - August Schell Brewing Company
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3.76/5 rDev +5%
12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip; thanks to mnbearsfan for this interesting-sounding extra.
A: Pours a brilliant, crystal-clear orange-amber body under two inches of fine white head. Retention is decent, lacing good. Extremely attractive.
S: Rather understated, with some bready wheat malt alongside faint lemony citrus and just a hint of salt - I doubt I would have even noticed this last element if I weren't looking for it based on the style and description. Nothing offensive, but it's not terribly Gose-like, either.
T: Significantly better here, with crisp citrus alongside dry crackery malt; coriander spice and a faintly salty twang on the dry finish. Quite refreshing.
M: Lively medium body. Soft and effervescent. Great.
O: Really enjoyable beer, but not as distinctive as I was hoping for; not a hint of tartness, which is something I've enjoyed in both the classic Leipziger Gose and some of the saltier American takes on the style. I really love the way the salt isn't overdone in this beer, but I could have used more flavor in other departments. Certainly worth drinking, but if you're expecting something out there based on the style you'll probably be disappointed.
10-18-2013 21:39:51 | More by woosterbill
3.36/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
08-15-2013 14:40:34 | More by ChopperSmith
Schell's Goosetown Gose from August Schell Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.