Portsmouth Gose - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.47/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):
Gose is a rather rare German style of beer, similar to other Weissbiers, which focus on a large portion of wheat; how- ever, a standout difference is the addition of spices and salt. Portsmouth’s starts with a cloudy yellow straw body and creamy lacing, and a wheaty nose with green banana, sweet herbal notes and a dusting of spice. Crisp up front, creamy mouthfeel beneath. Light bodied. Big smack of lemon bite, sweet malts, soft coriander and an underlying saltiness. Mild green apple, too. Fairly dry overall, but really dries up in the finish. Moreish. Delicious. Insanely drink- able. One of the best examples of the style we’ve had to date.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2011 13:30:57 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours a pale golden straw. The head is white and lasts quite a while.
A strong scent of coriander but not overwhelming. A smell of what appears to be pare with an undercurrent of orange exists.
Delicious. The coriander dominates most of the pallet but it doesn't destroy it and works well the orange flavor and slight hop taste. Additionally, the salt does wonders for the aftertaste. Regarding the salt, as the beer warms, the salt becomes more noticeable and compliments the coriander very well.
Light bodied bordering on medium bodied with very little carbonation that is almost unnoticeable. The beer itself feels very smooth and goes down quickly.
A damn fine Gose. I can't help but feel refreshed after finishing the growler at the end of a very hot day. My only criticism is that I have to go all the way during early summer to NH to get it.
Serving type: growler
06-01-2013 02:57:05 | More by HattedClassic
3.95/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin halo of white foam. The nose is yeasty, but sweet. The taste is similar to a saison, but different. There is a lot of yeast, but it's balanced by all the beer has going on. It's slightly tart, salty, and a slight B.O., but well balanced by the fruit from the yeast and sweetness from the malt. Very drinkable, summery ale and it completely hits the spot. There is NO bitterness, but it still balances out nicely. Great beer to grab a togo bottle of.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2012 20:55:39 | More by ThePorterSorter
Portsmouth Gose from Portsmouth Brewery
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