Gose - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: StaveHooks on 09-14-2011

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent & semi-hazed apricot with a finger of fast falling cream colored head.Not much head retention or lacing

S: Porridge, slight phenolic dirtyness, some hints of iron

T: Salty & lemony notes up front with a light hint of orange peel up front, along with peppery notes as well. Lemony tartness & saltyness as this warms, along with some faint dirty/earthy notes. Finishes salty with lemony tartness, some sour apple, plus a touch of dryness& & just a bit of pineapple

MF: Effervescent, light bodied, nicely balanced

Super drinkability, couldn't stay on it all day, but man this really slakes the thirst. This is a pretty daring take on the style works for me, I'm very impressed by this one!

Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of sdmvd6
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of crusian
4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of beagle75
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of Hopswagger
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of ManVersusBeer
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of chocosushi
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4oz pour->Melbourne Bros. Stemmed Tulip

A ~ Pours a deep Peach/Pumpkin that is ever so cloudy. 1/2 inch of head that fizzles away into very faint remnants of off white. Tiny bubbles.

S ~ Spicy Coriander & Pepper notes. Bit of apple pie. Soft wheat backbone with pils malt lending notes of grain & sliced pale fruit.

T ~ Crabapples, Raspberries, Plum skin, Sour Grapes, Coriander, Lemons, Red Apples in Vinegar...Lactic acid is present at the start then shifts into the fantastic blend of wheat & German malts that really compliments the initial flavors.
Finish has cereal grains, dried grass, yellow apple & coarse salt, which comes out a bit more throughout.

M ~ TART from the start with a very very very dry finish.
Medium bodied with a delightfully malty backbone that really makes the fruity/sour flavors sing. Carbonation is delicate. This is a very balanced beer for what it accomplishes. Would be a great "palette-scrubber" at a tasting.

D ~ This is my first Gose, but it will not be my last. A fantastic offering from Choc. This really is one of the most impressive 'Signature' offerings. Cannot wait to see more. Seek out!

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev 0%
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

Photo of stephens101
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of TippySelenoid
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of Urbancaver
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
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

Photo of bump8628
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
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

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of MasterSki
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

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