Marionberry Hibiscus Gose - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
3.48/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured minimal head on a cloudy, bright red colored body.
The aroma was pleasant and flowery. The marionberry and coriander came through too.
The taste gave a hit of the Gose sour, which was rounded out by the berry sweetness.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
An interesting beer and worth trying at least once.
06-13-2013 04:39:54 | More by Fatehunter
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev +4.2%
12oz brown bottle with a bottled on date.
LOOK: Muddled rose colored brew, bubbly faintly pink head
SMELL: Crackers, flour, coriander, floral, fruity, slightly herbal
TASTE: Tart, slick, medium bodied, fresh wild berries, salt, coriander, tart hibiscus, slight alcoholic warmth, modest hopping, a bit chewy, biscuity, nutty yeast, floral semi-dry finish
You have to hand it to them for coming up with a brew like this, old world style meets extreme brewing. I think the level of tartness works here though it would have come across better if the beer was dryer.
09-15-2012 02:06:00 | More by Jason
3.58/5 rDev +8.2%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.
Appearance: Fairly dark orangish red with thick whiteheadhat does not last.
Smell: Berries, wheat, salt and coriander.
Taste: Balanced wheat and berries at first, with some coriander and salt on the slightly tart finish. Overall, quite well balanced. Maybe too balanced, as it is almost too subtle and nothing really stands out.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, relatively light body. Dry, tart, salty finish.
Overall: Refreshing but a little too subdued. This would be a good beer to introduce more mainstream drinkers to the concept that some beers can be tart.
09-01-2012 21:41:15 | More by bsp77
3.6/5 rDev +8.8%
Thanks for the gift, Alucard4!
A dark pink and light purple in the glass with very small, almost no, head. This leaves the glass clean on its way down.
A sweet, sugary, and floral aroma. There's definite berry character and what I suppose is the hibiscus. A bit of a salt character as well. Enjoyable and appropriate, especially for the style.
The flavor too is sweet and floral with decent berry character and a definite saline character. Very easy drinking.
Medium bodied with low carbonation.
11-16-2012 01:34:52 | More by ehammond1
3.7/5 rDev +11.8%
Pours an odd Kool-Aid/fruit punch red with little pink champagne-style bubbles and pretty well no lace. But appearances aren't everything.
Nose is tart berries -- very appealing, actually.
Taste is pleasantly tart, but not sweet. The hibiscus adds a floral tinge, and the coriander imparts a lightly spicy hint towards the finish, but overall the flavor is marionberry. It's a little sour, and a nicely light session beer that breaks the mold a bit.
02-10-2013 03:32:11 | More by secondtooth
3.85/5 rDev +16.3%
I was crazy about New Belgians Frambozen years ago, and when they finally brought it back to my area, I did not really like it anymore.
This beer captures everything I liked. Despite the off white head that is gone in a flash, and the red color, the beer is light, carbinated, and refreshing. No hops at all, and a light sour- light lemons. Great mouthfeel and taste.
06-01-2012 23:34:07 | More by Glibber
3.15/5 rDev -4.8%
22 oz. bottle into a large globe glass. Pours a hazed ruby with a half inch of pinkish tinted foam. Moderate retention but solid carbonation allowing for an easily maintained surface cap with a quick spin.
Aroma of wheat and a touch of yeast. Just a hint of berry and a slight tartness are integrated with the wheatiness.
Taste brings forth the berry and coriander up front, a touch of apparent salinity on the close and a lingering fruitiness after. No hop bite though a touch of hops is offered on the aroma, quite smooth and drinkable. Light in body, touch of salty tartness though not tart by any means. Interesting entree to the style though likely a bit of an outlier..
06-27-2012 04:31:50 | More by HalfFull
3.25/5 rDev -1.8%
Served on tap at dunderbaks of tampa for a cut rate three dollar price tag. Served in a goblet.
Pours medium dark red, with some foam. Nose is a light fruitiness. Some cherry. Taste is an extremely faint cherry lead. Somewhat watery. There is an almost vegetable quality to the taste - earthy carrots buried in there. Minor carbonation in the mouthfeel.
Overall a decent beer but not remarkable.
12-02-2012 01:53:35 | More by KTCamm
3.68/5 rDev +11.2%
A- pours a murky ruby-red color with no head or lace, almost pours more like fruit juice. Not very beery looking but great color.
S- some red berries and flowers, dry crackers, and a bit of tangy tomato
T- sweet berries, hibiscus and coriander, finishes tangy and acidic with a bit if vegetable juice flavor
M- medium body and carbonation, foamy finish, a bit like carbonated juice
O- this is an interesting style, my first sample. The fruity-acidic element works pretty well together. Would like to try more of the Gose style.
11-28-2012 02:11:37 | More by Treyliff
3.61/5 rDev +9.1%
12 ounce bottle, date stamped on label of Mar 28 13. Served in a stange glass, the beer pours a slightly reddish/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is OK, and there wasn't much lacing at all. The brew smells like marionberries, flowers (which I assume is from the hibiscus), and wheat. It tastes like marionberries, wheat, and a bit of floralness (once again, from the hibiscus). Moutfheel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a decent enough brew, although I'm not sure if I would call this a gose or not. Regardless, it wasn't bad at all. $8.49 a 4-pack.
08-12-2013 00:38:31 | More by bluejacket74
3.74/5 rDev +13%
(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)
Widmer's Marionberry Hibiscus Gose: 5.5% ABV, Appearance: deep red, almost purple, lot of grey and black sediment floating throughout; Smell: floral, almost potpourri, sour berry backing, salt; Taste/Mouthfeel: pilsner-ish, salty, light acidity, slight berry flavor (dry); refreshing, pretty good
Poured into a pint glass.
09-01-2013 08:13:33 | More by TruePerception
3.05/5 rDev -7.9%
- Cloudy ruby red brew. Reminds me of their old Widberry brew from back in the day. Not much head to speak of but a quickly fizzling white fluff that leaves a thin spotty island behind, and a small ring resting in the glass.
- The primary aroma is wheat. Wheat malt is heavy, bready, and grainy. Kind of salty as stated too. Sitting far in the background are some currants and herbal aromas, but this doesn't smell much like many of the Goses' I've had.
- There are some nice tart flavors with this brew. At least in flavor, this beer inches towards a nice gose. Tart and funky wheat malts, slightly salty, and a subtle herbal and grassy flare to compliment the funk. Very light currants and blackberry compliment the salts and wheat.
Mouth Feel: (3.0)
- This is a bubbly and well carbonated brew. I would think it shouldn't be as carbonated, but a little more light in the bubbly department, and heavier in the body. This beer kind of 'Gose' the other way. It's a touch thin, and bubbly. It does have an herbal drying character to it, as well as a parching salty touch.
- Kind of a bland attempt at a Gose. It's got wheat, brewing salts, and a touch of funk, but it isn't quite there. Certainly a style of beer that shouldn't be done in large batches and with any brewers house yeast or fermentation style. This is strictly a style all in its own, and should be brewed as such. It wasn't tart enough for me, funky enough, nor did it have the fruit I was expecting after seeing its color. Want a good Gose? Hit up Upright or Breakside. Or better yet, grab a nice Berliner Weisse and add a little marionberry syrup to it.
06-10-2012 05:01:14 | More by Docer
2.23/5 rDev -32.6%
Had on-tap at Jupiter in Berkeley, CA. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.
A - A beautiful reddish amber opaque body, when held to the sky. Had barely a head, which quickly formed a slight ring around the rim.
S - I dont know if it was because there was piping hot sausage pizza on my plate, or the wrong glassware for a gose, but I could not smell very much out of the glass. I got very faint floral and cranberry-esque hints. Marionberry, where art thou?
T - Bitter cranberry juice mixed with a brown ale past its prime is the best way I can describe it. Tartness is present but lacking. No salt or lactic acid taste whatsoever.
M - Very light bodied and light carbonation. Would be easy to drink if it did not taste so aweful.
O - Wow, what a downer. It looked beautiful, but taste was extremely lacking. I almost feel like this was not a gose. It was slightly tart, but lacked the salt and lactic flavor I was looking for in a gose. It also lacked a distinct marionberry flavor and tasted more like old cranberries, and I only got hibiscus in the scent, not the flavors. I would not buy again, nor would I recommend it.
09-09-2013 19:21:53 | More by beepill
Marionberry Hibiscus Gose from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.