Gose - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 111
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 5.1%
Wants: 17
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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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 ISO1600
4.93/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic Gose. Before this, Westbrook was my go-to. I wish I could get this back in AL, I would take this over any other Gose I've had, no questions asked.
The look and smell are similar to WB, and the taste is too, but it's far less acidic. Still very tart, moreso than Anderson Valley's offerings, but less than WB.
This is a session Gose. An all-day-erry-day Gose. Mowing the lawn Gose. (406 characters)

Photo of crusian
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of chocosushi
4.35/5  rDev +11%
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! (1,142 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
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! (712 characters)

Photo of TippySelenoid
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (487 characters)

Photo of Bierlerner
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A great apricot color and a bit cloudy. Nice creamy one finger head. No lacing.

S- wheaty, yeasty, dirty funk, some citrus notes and darker spices. Lots of barn dirt and hay.

T- apples and lemons, dried wood, apricot skins and plums, and salt! A little earthy mustiness and lots of coriander. This is like a sweet and sour drink with a salt rim. Absolutely outstanding and well balanced.

M- Tart, medium body, light carbonation, and a nice dry finish that makes you want more.

O- I've never tried any other Gose's to compare this to, but this has a very lasting impressing. Great job, Choc! (597 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy burnt-orange with 1 finger of white head that settles into a milky cap.

S - Dry and soapy, earthy tartness, spicy wheat, reminds me of a Christmas/Autumn spice candle

T - Tart and dry up front. The lactic acid wakes up the whole palate instantly. Dried spice, earthy wood, tangy wheat, dried granny smith apple skins, muted peach and apricot, saline on the back and sides of the tongue. Tart turns to sour toward the middle and finishes sour and very dry.

M - Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry.

A good balance of spice, tart, sour, and saltiness. The earthy wheat backs everything up. Very interesting. Will definitely be picking more bottles of this (676 characters)

Photo of Hopswagger
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (511 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (509 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (559 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev +2%
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. (473 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev +2%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of bump8628
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (612 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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 (668 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

someone told me that this recently medaled at the world beer cup or something, but i have yet to confirm that. its a heck of a nice goes no matter whether it won something or not, it should have. honey colored, not as pale as others, and with some clarity too until the bottom of the bottle. smallish white head fades fast, but there is plenty of bubbles in the beer. nose is nice and tart, lactic acidity is mid range, nothing caustic, but nice and zippy too. coriander is on the lighter side in both smell and taste, which is great, sometimes these get too foody and herbal, more mealish than beerish. this one stays light despite a richer color, and a little more body than the style average in my experience. salt is there, actually having a strange and paradoxical effect of making my mouth water after the swallow, and with the nice refreshing carbonation this is a wonderful beer for a warm afternoon. wheat malt is fresh and crockery. light citrus with the sourness, lemon rind or grapefruit flesh or something like that, when ice cold its perfect, but when it warms up and the pour gets dreggy, its not as flattering. definitely worth seeking out. (1,156 characters)

Photo of sdmvd6
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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. (971 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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. (998 characters)

Photo of ManVersusBeer
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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. (666 characters)

Photo of craytonic
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (305 characters)

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.7/5  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 (270 characters)

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (948 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
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. (499 characters)

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Gose from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.