18th Anniversary Gose - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Domvan on 08-02-2014

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Photo of spaceycasey
4.56/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Highly underrated, if you ask me. One of my favorite beers to roll out of Texas in awhile. All hail the Era of German-style Sour Beers!

Photo of ruzzal
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Little blander and less salty than expected. Not bad, but not great.

Photo of brurevu
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Real ale added pureed whole lime which gave their gose a distinct twist. The beer poured a hazy gold with a bubbly white head. The aroma had distinct lime and wheat beer qualities but was overwhelmingly lime centered. The taste was sharp and crisp that started with the bready wheat and hint of salt but quickly spiked to a tart lime that faded to a bready lime dry finish. It was very light and refreshing which made a perfect summer brew in Texas. While I expected more salt for the style, the lime definitely dominated and accentuated the tart characteristics of the style.

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Cloudy straw colored pour with a minimal head white head that fades quickly. Medium carbonation. Aroma has hints of lemon and lime. Fruity with a citrus/lemon/lime flavor that has nice tart edge. Very light and dry beer that finishes slightly sour.

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Serving: 12 oz can poured into a stemmed pilsener (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Pale, hazy straw yellow. Rich, frothy head with minimal lacing.

Smell: Bright limes and some wheat.

Taste: Lime tartness then some salt, followed by fresh white bread. Slightly herbal and bitter towards a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light but creamy smooth with good carbonation.

Overall: A nice quencher for Texas summer and smart local interpretation. The salt, lime and wheat base find a good harmony rather than tasting like beer spiked with a margarita.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow and clear with lots of small rising bubbles, fairly good head and lace but it didn't last long.

Aroma and flavor are very summery, spicy, lots of lemon and coriander, a touch of saltiness, and not much in the way of hops (which is ok). A little wheat maltiness is present.

Body is light and ridiculously drinkable.

Once again, RABC kicks total ass. I love this brewery.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Can opened on 9.1.14

Lots of lime citrus. Not very tart.

Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CAN review.

12 fl oz aluminum can with green label. Served cold into a Cantillon gueuze glass at low altitude in Austin, Texas. Reviewed live as gose per the label. Expectations are average.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 finger wide head. White colour. Fizzy. Somewhat thin. Retention is average - about 2 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Clear pale yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Overall, it looks pretty standard for a gose. There's nothing unique or special about it.

AROMA: Lime (with a bit of artificiality), wheat, clean barley, a hint of coriander. I don't smell the salt.

Aromatic intensity is average. Could be fresher and more evocative.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Has a refreshing smooth and wet feel. Light-bodied and crisp, with ideal carbonation. Quenching. Great overall presence on the palate, though it does venture a biteen towards the syrupy side.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

The build is simple but pleasant, with a nice lime presence and a fresh wheat backbone with some flaked barley in there to fill out the body. Hop profile is minimal. It's well-balanced, albeit a bit plain. I don't get the salt really, but some coriander is noticeable when I look for it. Sourness is minimal - maybe a 2/10. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. It's almost a gestalt build, but more sourness and saltiness would really set it off.

OVERALL: Highly drinkable. It's a really nice Texan gose, but I've had better beers in the style. Not world-class, but well worth trying. Surprisingly good work from Real Ale. I'd recommend trying it, and would buy it again. How many states (or even countries) have a readily accessible gose?


Photo of Beerzebub
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Smells mainly like coriander seed, with some fresh lime juice and peel and a yeasty, bready note - fresh and attractive. Both the coriander and lime come through on the palate too, with the coriander again being the more prominent of the two. Light, dry, clean, refreshing. Mild salinity. Only a hint of acidity from the lime. I can't help but think that this would be even better with more acidity, and maybe more salt, but in any case it's quite nice. Refreshing, highly drinkable.

Photo of kemoarps
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Incredibly pale yellow, surprisingly opaque. Very light. Almost like cloudy lemonade. No head to speak of.

Nose is lime and sea salt and coriander. Just as advertised. It brings back memories of college in California playing beirut into the night when someone thought they were being fancy with a Corona with lime in it (not that it actually smells like Corona mind you, just that that's the memory that floats back as it wafts)

Faint grains with a fringe of lime and a finish that after-the-fact you realize was slightly tart. Not as salty or slimey as the few other gose's that I've tried, which actually works to its favour for my tastes, but purists might not agree. Definitely very light drinking, I could see this one working at a hot afternoon at the beach or something. I'll readily admit that I'm not much of a fan of the style, but this one gets definite points for not turning me completely off, as many truer examples of the style have done. Ultimately it is easy drinking and somewhat refreshing in this oppressive Seattle heat (I know, right??!?). Much love to @Bulldoza for sending it along in his awesome BIF box. Thanks Nick!

Photo of cpetrone84
2.36/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pour is pale orangish yellow with a lot of tight bubbly white head. Nose has a moderate mineral, light sulfur note, some plastic and green apple. Taste is more lemon, green apple, faint sulfur, a light saltiness, moderate mineral. Body is a touch syrupy, fairly dry, assertive carb.

Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Decided to try one of the beers my son sent me from Texas - Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose, a German style wheat beer with coriander & lime. Pours nicely with a full head, and a scent of citrus. Has a hazy golden/light amber tone, typical of wheat beers. The first sip reveals a strong limey flavor, with a slight wheat sweetness. I can barely taste the coriander, as the lime is dominate, especially on the sour aftertaste. It is very refreshing. I am not a big Gose fan, but I am learning to appreciate the style more and more!

Photo of allengarvin
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%

A: 3.75 Pale straw color with a moderately large initial head, full of air, though fading.
S: 4 Tart, grainy, citrusy smell, just as expected.
T: 4.25 Grainy wheat flavor, somewhat acidic but not too much. Coriander is moderately light but detectable. The salt is on the subtle end, really only detectable by a bit of mouthfeel at the finish.
M: 4 Light bodied, emminently drinkable.
O: 4.25 Very good gose. Great to see this obscure style getting some attention lately. It's a highly refreshing beer. Wish RA would add it to their permanent lineup.

Weighting: 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Final score: 4.08

Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Thanks to @xicanobeerrun for this can in trade.
This was described to me as a craft beer take on the ol’ Tecate with salt and lime. You know, that’s not too far off the mark…
This pours a tan gold with thin foaming.
There's a lightly tart funky note on the beer with a touch of salinity.
The briney character is present as it is sipped. There's more salt and a citric squeeze of lime. A fun sipper.

Photo of LehighAce06
2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Far lighter in body and flavor than expected. Tastes much more like Bud Light Lime or 7Up than a gose.

Photo of Agriverbear
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's not bad, I'm not a huge fan of this style. The lime is what kills it for me.

Photo of caffeineTX
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great crushable beer.

It isn't a traditional gose but it has great citrus (lime) and coriander flavor. The mouth feel is nice, strong carbonation and the wheat base makes it really smooth.

The citrus plays really well with the saltyness of the style and cuts through it really well as the primary flavor, this is like a beer margarita but it doesn't taste like shit and corn in a can like bud light lime or limaritas.

Photo of tylerstravis
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

A lime gose?! If I wanted Sprite I would have purchased Sprite.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy golden color with a finger width carbonated head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is minimal. Has a standard wheat aroma with slight coriander. I can pick out a hint of sourness. Light bodied beer. High carbonation. Wheat malts with some citrus at the end. Mildly salty aftertaste. A little flat at the end. Could be more salty and sour. Seen some reviews liken it to a limarita. I agree.

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Salt, light lime, hint of tartness, wheat, coriander, Belgian yeast sweetness

18th Anniversary Gose from Real Ale Brewing Company
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