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Gose - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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BA SCORE
88
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%


Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: StaveHooks on 09-14-2011)
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This poured out as a hazy golden color with with a fizzy white head that faded quickly. There is not lacing or retention I this red. Lively bubbles rising to the top of the beer. The second pour give a good amount of sediment making this a milky looking tan color. The smell is slightly tart with some wheat on the nose. The taste is tart with some lemon citrus, the salty wheat comes in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer has a big carbonation to it. Overall this is a pretty solid brew. Really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 21:54:34 | More by Knapp85
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color capped by an inch of foam that quickly dissipates, leaving a few dots behind

Smell: Lemon and sea water

Taste: Lemon and sea water flavors up front, with the tartness building through the middle; after the swallow, the salt lifts a notch along with more tartness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; very puckery

Overall: I have had a few other Goses but have not had enough experience with the style to comment on whether the extreme sourness of this beer is on style or just the brewer's creativity in action; this tasted like a somewhat salty Berliner Weiss to me

Thanks, BlueOkie, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 20:49:13 | More by brentk56
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks merc
The beer pours a coffee w/ creamer, hazy light brown with with no head. The nose is slightly tart with a bit of funk. The taste is acidic and fruity/yeasty and a bit of salt. Honestly this beer drinks easy despite the tart funk, but finishes like I was chewing on a piece of cardboard. This beer is interesting mouthfeel, but finishes piss poorly. I've had a better gose, but none that was this milky/cloudy.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 04:33:30 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a snifter. Cloudy orange color with a finger of head that is quickly gone.
It smells like a German Riesling wine. The coriander comes through and a little banana.
Interesting taste. Light flavor upfront, bubbly, salty and sour lemon (lots). Very sour. It kinda grows on you or at least on me.
Higher carbonation and lighter body. A little sticky texture.
They created a beer that was almost lost... maybe there was a reason for it not being popular. Absolutely worth finding and trying though.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 02:07:11 | More by Fatehunter
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a banana colored yellowish, hazy with a good frothy white cap, bubbles and some moderate lacing

S: Wheat, citrus salty with a lactic burn on the nostrils with some chlorine in the nose

T: Moderate salt with light citrus and wheat coupled with a lactic pucker factor but here seems t be a chlorine like taste to this, same as I detected on the nose

M: Light body, well carbonated

O: A pretty average Gose but not as refreshing as some Gose's I have had but I found it better than Uprights Gose. The chlorine element is the major defect but it did not kill the beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:41:03 | More by barleywinefiend
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Drabnuh for sharing

Appearance: light yellow-golden with an aggressive fizzy head
Smell: citrus, light salt, minerals
Taste: Coriander, salt, minerals, citrus, earth
Mouthfeel: aggressive carbonation, light body
Overall: tasty, but I prefer the Cascade variant we tasted earlier in the evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 03:09:13 | More by craytonic
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for bringing this bottle to compare with the Cascade Winter Gose. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

The pour yields a medium golden brew with a nice fizzy white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good dosing of coriander and citrus with a bit of salt in the background. The flavor adds quite a bit of salt, though doesn't take it over the top. Nice coriander and spice plus some orange peel. Light, crisp body with a faint acidity. Nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 16:40:55 | More by Thorpe429
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a thistle glass...

P: Pours a slightly cloudy golden with copper highlights. 1 full finger of airy off white head that recedes quickly.

S: Earthy wheat, yeast heavy lemon juice and coriander.

T/M: A thin twangy burst of tart lemon juice and salty earthy wheat start this off. Hints of coriander and a dry crisp finish.

O: A very interesting beer with crisp clean taste and a perfect palate cleanser. Slightly on the salt side but mostly sour yet refreshing variety that will be enjoyed often.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 00:52:36 | More by Hopswagger
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beagle75

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, medium golden color with a patchwork residue of white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few steady streams of petite bubbles rise in the column.

S: Very mild, neutral wheat is surpassed by soured growth media.

T: Begins dry, with soft bready grain and mild lactic sourness. It finishes quickly after the tartness subsides, leaving just a dusting of wheat flour and lingering savoriness whose identity is hard to pin down.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and refreshing on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer takes sourness to a new extreme for the style, but remains true to the clean and refreshing aspects at the same time. It has a less pronounced dehydrating effect than some others, suggesting a less aggressive salt addition. Krebs/Choc shows itself to be an adventurous small brewery in the stylistic choices they make, as in the case of this beer, even if the results aren't always entirely convincing.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 00:39:56 | More by beagle75
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque-cloudy apricot with a dense white head.

Aroma is herbal and medicinal, with an acidic fruit quality of orange peel and lemon.

Taste is intensely lemony. Think lemon concentrate tartness. Sugary sweetness matches well with the lemon qualities. Finishes with lingering vague (but not peppery) spices.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

Overall a very interesting and unusual brew. No off flavor whatsoever. A very nice beer for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 00:55:53 | More by Blakaeris
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bashiba

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy dark yellow with a light creamy tan head.

The smell is minerally and spicy with a light bit of wheat.

Very tart and sour up front with a lightly sweet bit of wheat and spice, there is just a hint of the salt in the finish. Very similiar in flavor to a good Berliner Weiss.

The mouthfeel has that light sour acidity along with a nice clean creamy lingering quality.

Very drinkable, would be very thirst quenching on a hot summer day. A fun strange style.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 00:51:05 | More by bashiba
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ManVersusBeer

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to cfh64 for sending me this brew.

Pours a golden bulb with tangerine hues as a bright white head settles slowly.
The tart smell kicks in right away. Coriander, salt, lemon, and some shellfish (odd, I know) comes through.
Very nice flavor of a solid, tart, salty Gose. Sour orange fruit, grapefruit pith, a touch of spice, some salted lemons, and a hint of ocean water follow in the taste.
This is definitely a zesty, tangy beer, but the subtle caramel malt gives it a nice balancing sweetness along with the moderate carbonation. A bit more body would make this offering stellar, but if you enjoy the style and the pucker it is quite a refreshing drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:55:26 | More by ManVersusBeer
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

It's a murky golden color with yeast colonies and a white head that that didn't last long.

It smells appley, vinegar(?), tart.

TART! This beer makes you pucker. There is a bit of apple/pear flavor. There is also an almost salty finish to it.

This beer is medium bodied. It's also got super dry finish.

This beer is nuts! I've never had a gose before and this is certainly an experience. Not sure if I'll go searching this style out, but it was highly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 02:49:28 | More by TippySelenoid
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jason for sharing this beer. Served in a wine glass while eating some Thai food.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind minimal lacing. Murky peach body.

S - Tons of coriander, and plenty of salt. There's something that also reminds me of horseradish or mustard, which was somewhat unexpected. Mild lactic sourness, some sharp wheat, and a touch of vanilla.

T - The taste is heavy with sea salt, and thankfully the wasabi note is going. Some light coriander, wheat, and minimal lactic sourness. Somewhat mild, with a fairly clean aftertaste.

M - Medium-light body, very dry and slightly gritty, no alcohol, and a clean, crisp finish.

D - I can't stand wasabi or horseradish, so the aroma really didn't work for me. However, the rest of the beer was quite enjoyable. It's very salty and spicy compared to other goses I've had, which makes it a bit of struggle to drink in large quantities.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 01:27:58 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is mostly clear at the top of the bottle with a thin white head with low retention, no real lacing, moderate carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is mildly salty, like sea water, with a mild floral sense to it, no real lactic acid detected.

Beer is light in body and very salty, nice overall. Very enjoyable. Heavily carbonated on the palate, the finish is nice too, not dry. The lacto character in this beer is subdued but it is nice. I enjoyed it, a nicer gose than most I've had. I would have it again. More lactic creaminess would make this beer better.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 01:25:46 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is transparent and light orange colored, with a half inch of white head. The aroma offers white grape juice, grape skins, white wine, spice. The flavor resembles ocean water. Salty and earthy. Lingering sea salt in the finish. A bit of a puckering sensation in the cheeks. Very bold flavor. Definitely recognizable as a gose right off the bat. A very good example of the style, I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 00:17:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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crusian

Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from midway in tulsa. Reviewed by style. I wish more reviewed by style.
Pours a nice apricot color with about a finger of head. Nice lacing which sems like a tatoo on the side of the glass.
Nose is an interesting mustard with apricot nose. Clearly sour...
Taste is damn spot on. Slight salt, which balances the tart sour. This is the best gose I have had. Not too much going on I. The way of complexity... but man, this is amazing spot on. Congrats choc.... best beer to style you have made. Absolutely amazing.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 05:19:13 | More by crusian
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker orange than most of the goses. Not much head. Looks pretty so so compared to the rest. Smells spicy and tart. There is almost some chili pepper. The taste is sweet and very tart. Coriander is strong. Lot of lemon zest. Under carbonated compared to the rest. Overall my least favourite other than the salt of the earth which suuuucked

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 19:49:17 | More by Urbancaver
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ThaNks a bunch can.

A - light amber. Clear body. Minimal white foam

S - light clean smell. Some honey or something. Earthy and musty notes

T - tart and floral. Light earthyness. Some salt. Some fruit

M - dry and thin.

O - nOt too bad. Want mOre salt and less tart

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 19:34:32 | More by ColdPoncho
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, muddy, orange color. White head, doesn't stick for long.

Smell is lightly tart and acidic, but there's a rich sort of malt profile that shines through more than anything. Backing citrus.

Tart tasting. Makes my cheeks pucker a bit. I wouldn't call it sour, but just really tart. There's a hints of bread and citrus, but unlike the aroma, the tart qualities mostly overpower. Not getting any saltiness, which is what I enjoyed with the first Gose I had, along with it's mere faint tart notes. Finish is bone dry though, so the salt may be playing a part...

Little bit slick, but lighter in body, low carbonation.

Not my most favorite style, but I can appreciate it for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 23:59:02 | More by EgadBananas
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lexington Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter.

Big thanks to ThirstyHerf for this bottle!

That's right, a new gose. And from the Sooner State, no less! Right on. It pours a cloudy pale golden straw (pretty much yellow) topped by a finger of white foam. The nose seemed more like that of a white wine than a beer: Mike and I agreed that a spicy chardonnay or moscato fit the bill pretty nicely. Basically it's all just spicy white grapes, with a hint of coriander, balsa, and tart lemon zest cowering in the distance. The taste returns to the usual gose territory, with notes of tart lemon, light tart orange zest, coriander, cracked wheat, light cardamom, and a twist of tart grapefruit. Not very much of a salty character here, which I've gotten in the other goses I've sampled. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a dry, almost sticky finish. Overall, a highly enjoyable brew, not too sour, but something easily drinkable in large amounts (if so desired). Good times.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 06:26:10 | More by TMoney2591
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oline73

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow/golden color with a layer of white head that leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Tart with a strong spice presence. Sweet citrus.

Taste: Quite tart, more than I expected. Some citrus notes along with the spices. Lots of coriander. Crisp malt and I think I'm picking up some salt in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A bit more tart that I expected. The spice flavor was intense, but good. I would consider having another.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 23:44:28 | More by oline73
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uncorks with a promising pop and pours murky brown with golden hues threaded throughout, and an off-white head that settles slowly.

Aroma is of fresh baked beer bread, a panoply of light fruits, coriander and lemon. Wow. Salty as fuck to the tongue. Going to let that sink in a bit before I go back for another try. Ok, here goes. The second round reveals some more light fruits and malt. A lemony tartness moves in all aggressive like toward the end, slaps me around a little and makes we wonder why I entered the ring.

Light to medium bodied and dry, which is according to style.

Since this is the first Gose I've tried, I really don't have anything to compare it to, but it seems to be in line with the style guide. I've decided not to throw the towel in on this beer, but I think the bottling in a magnum demands sharing with friends. While this one kicked my butt a bit, I will seek out a few more for comparisons sake.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 22:58:03 | More by stephens101
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dirty apricot with a two finger disc of white head that comes just to the lip of the tulip. Earthy wheat sets a mild backdrop for the lemon juice and peel mixed with ruddy seawater flavor profile. Distinct, yet multidimensional and well-integrated lactic tartness drives the beer and further accents the citrus from the coriander. Intriguing but so refreshing and easy to gulp that it's hard to make the bottle last long enough to contemplate it. The rustic graininess comes out further once it warms. Choc has done a nice job with this one and I'll be picking up one or two more bottles while it's still around.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 20:29:36 | More by bump8628
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sdmvd6

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip

A - Pours a hazy, medium orange color with 2 fingers of white head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing is left as a constant stream of bubbles rises to the surface.

S - Funky aromas of tart fruit hit the nose right away with floral notes intermixed. Next is aged cheese and pale malt.

T - Puckering tart apples and pears are apparent right away with a hint of cherries intermingled. This gives way to aged brie before a light malty finish that lingers long after the sip. There is a touch of saltiness in the finish as well.

M - This is a bright, effervescent beer that drinks dry throughout the flavor profile, especially in the finish.

O - This is a pretty unique beer unlike any I have tasted. The beginning is pretty standard for a farmhouse ale but the salty flavor is a bit of a surprise. The maltiness in the finish is more indicative of a pilsner. This is definitely an interesting brew that you should try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 04:21:43 | More by sdmvd6
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Gose from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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