Sixpoint Brewery

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Sour - Gose
Ranked #395
Ranked #45,788
3.58 | pDev: 13.97%
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
Notes: The Mad Scientists kept tweakin' that Jammer till it rocked so hard. Bygone brewers repping the Sixpoint star provided the concept and our friends at Jacobsen Salt hooked us up with the key ingredient. It's salty, it's sour, and it's slammin.' It's Mad Science.
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned last August, which explains the blowout price point ($9/15 pack). Oh well; it lists a best by date of this coming August. Guess I'm in luck. *pops the top* This is _real_ friggin' light all around, but it's kind of what I expected from 125 calories and it really hits the spot all hot and sweaty after walking the dog. I'm kind of confused by the nutrition facts on the label, though: 7g of fat? That can't possibly be right. Maybe it's .7? Do I need new glasses? Is this even a beer review anymore?

Jul 11, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 2 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: not much aroma; mild coriander and the slightest hint of salt;

T: almost no flavor as well; a touch of coriander toward the end with a bit of saltiness through the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: pretty close to drinking water;

May 07, 2020
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Nephilium from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is of salt, and tartness. Pours a slightly cloudy straw, with a quickly fading white head. Light bodied beer, with a bright tart note, and a touch of salt. The light body makes this a very drinkable beer, and a good one on a summer day, or after a workout.

Sep 05, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy gold with thick foamy head and loads of puffy lacing.
N: Light citrus, bread, and a little funk.
T: Salty sour notes, soft citrus, mild bread notes, and a little dank taste.
M: Very light, crisp and mildly tart.
O: A simple sour, very light and refreshing. Not a bad beer just mild overall. Perfect for a light summer drink.

Aug 16, 2019
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass yesterday. canned 4/2/19, best by 4/1/20, so 4 months old. Part of Sixpoint's Summer Session 15-pack.

Looks good, hazy orange body, good streams of carbonation. Thick foamy white head which persists leaving great lacing.

Tart briney aroma with a mild earthy funk

A healthy swig reveals a pleasant albeit watery saltiness. Not really getting the coriander, and there is a very mild citrus hit at the end.

Mouth between medium and thin, finish mildly salty and very light citrus.

Overall, an enjoyable drink, little disappointed by the watery aspect, but extremely drinkable, especially on this warm Pennsylvania afternoon.

Aug 12, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a light hazy yellow-gold with a nice thick head that eventually reduces into a half inch thick layer. Scent is light lemon. In the mouth, it is light malt and citrus. Nice and refreshing.

Jul 17, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a custom taster pint; canned 04/02/19, best by 04/02/20.
A: Pours an ever so slightly hazy, straw to golden color with a one and a half to two finger, white head, a persistent rim , but spotty lacing.
S: Tangy/tart right up front, clearing to grassy/grainy, then sea salt, coriander, and hard bread crust. A little yeasty funkiness at the very beginning, which I associate with a fresh pour of the Gose style, is also present, but clears.
T: Very tart. Flavors of tomato, celery, coriander, and sea salt that work extremely well together and in a beer format. Reminded me of V8 juice.
M: Light to medium bodied (for a Gose) with light to moderate carbonation.
O: Very light, flavorful, and enjoyable. Really had not contemplated that this flavor profile could work in a beer, but it does. To be honest, I do like to other versions of the Jammer family better.

Jun 23, 2019
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Riff from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear, yellow color with a thick, white, head. Smell is a little on the weak side, coriander, wheat, and hint of lemons. Taste is lemons, salt, wheat. Light body, carbonation as expected. Taste is okay, easy to drink, but eh, really lacks the tartness and salinity I'd expect from a gose.

Jun 15, 2019
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larryi86 from Delaware

3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A slightly hazy golden copper with a three finger white head.

S- Tart, lemons, some sweet lemons, touch of wheat, coriander, touch of salt.

T- Mildly tart, lemons, wheat, some salt, some sweetness, coriander.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- A decent Gose, easy to drink, but not one I would buy often.

Jun 07, 2019
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not the most solid representation of the style but it is refreshing. Especially by the pool when it's 90°. It lacks saltiness and tartness of others but it's still pretty good. The merest hint of tartness. Glad to have been able to try this. I've heard others Rave about how much they liked it but it was just okay to me.

May 25, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Around a medium body with average carbonation that dissipates quickly
Aroma is a little weak but not unpleasant,salty lemons,yeasty doughy bread. Grain and lemony citrus is a little more dominant
Taste is salty with just a bit of sweetness. The malt,wheat and lemon citrus is definitely in the forefront.
Overall it's a decent beer,worked well on a hot day sitting in the yard

May 22, 2019
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TheGent from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I reviewed the new Jammer sampler pack and am including all of my notes here for review.

Let me start with my take on Jammer to provide some context. I do not like that beer. When I first had it in 2015 I thought it severely lacked two key aspects that I want in this style: Acidity and salinity. And it was too herbal in flavor. I really thought it fell flat in both of those categories, especially when compared to beers like Westbrook Gose, Anderson Valley The Kimmke, The Yink and the Holy Gose, Two Roads Tanker Truck Series and Bayerische Bahnhof.

At the time, Sixpoint was often revising regular beers with each subsequent release. I liked Jammer 2.0 better, as it brought more acidity to the table.

Fast forward to 2019 and the Jammer mixed pack seems like a no brainer. Light in body, ABV and calories. Perfect for the upcoming season. And it is.

Once again, Jammer did not cut it for me. I thought it fell flat and I’d much rather drink the others examples I mentioned above or some of the fruited version reviewed below.

Citrus Jammer

Definitely more sweet than the base beer. It has lemon and lime citrus notes, but there was some added sweetness that I thought left the beer a bit heavier and less fresh. Was hoping for some more tartness.

Ruby Jammer

Definitely offers a nice grapefruit juice flavor and pith. This one has the most notable difference on the mouthfeel feel, with a definitive grapefruit pith dryness and feeling on the palate. Added orange and grapefruit and citrus and acidity. Seems more subtle to me than the tropical version. Very nice stuff.

Tropical is my most highly rated of the bunch.

Tropical Jammer

The can says Mango and Pineapple. I could see it, but before I read that my initial thought was Pina Colada. Coconut and pineapple. The pineapple is obvious but apparently I mixed up the Mango for Coconut. There’s a lemon zestiness that together with the dry, malted wheat flavor reminding me of a lemon square. This one is really nice and definitely elevates the base beer to a whole other level. Some added sweetness from the mango and acidity from the pineapple. Really nice stuff.

Berry Jammer

This beer pours translucent, with a slight haze. A densely packed bone white head with some larger bubbles mixed throughout. The head eventually disappears and I am left with a thin layer of foam across the top and a thin ring around the edge of my glass. Streams of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Pale reddish-orange color.

The aroma is a slightly acidic. Salinity is noticeable. Cherry and strawberry sweetness. A light wheat/hay aspect.

The flavor is mildly acidic. Fresh berry flavor of raspberry and green strawberry. Dry wheat finish as hoped for in the style.

Aqueous. Lots of prickly carbonation. Dry finish.

The berry juice, whatever fruit is used, brings more acidity to the table and offers a very fresh and crisp berry experience, with some sweeter berry notes on nose. I know see it is cranberry, raspberry and strawberry. The latter two stand out to me, and this version brings nice acidic berry notes to the table.

Apr 28, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can.Has a hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit salty. Taste is of lemons, wheat, a bit of salt, slightly sour, dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but not something I would want a steady diet of.

Feb 01, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a slim 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear medium golden pour with thin head. Modest lacing.

S: Funky.. slightly tart and lemony.

T/F: Salty... almost unpleasantly so. Minimal tartness... some funk and citrus. Pretty mild flavor really... not a lot here. A little grass maybe... light bodied and well carbonated.

O: Meh... I love Sixpoint's IPA's but this was disappointing. Too salty (even for style), not enough bite, and no reason to come back. It's only plus is drinkability.

Oct 07, 2018
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jammer brewed by Sixpoint Brewery, with an ABV of 4.20% This Leipzig Gose pours out of a 12oz can into a pint beer glass a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with grains and malts. You also pick up sour notes along with salt. There is also a decent amount of hop bitterness in the smell as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is citrus flavors with beer. Really smooth an easy going. The sea salt is a nice touch to this brew. This is one of the more milder Gose on the market. These brews are known for there sour nature, however this one seems to be more sweet than sour. It is a nice mix. The body of Jammer is a solid medium, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. This Gose has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. The mouth feel is Clean, Smooth, Sweet, Sour , and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Jammer a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Sixpoint Brewery, did a real nice job with this brew.
If you are looking for something a different I would look this one up .

Oct 04, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Stamped on bottom of can is canning date of '06APR18'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Some fizzy head upon pouring but this quickly dissipates, which results in numerous rising bubbles at the surface. No lacing.
Subdued aromas of lemon, wheat malt, and salt. The latter two are quite faint.
Slight tartness in the taste, which leads to an earthy flavor, and then finishes dry with the salt.
Light, higher carbonated mouth feel. Easily quaffable.
Quite refreshing but nothing really pops as to aroma or taste. For a summer sipper, this is suitable. The salted dryness leads to continuing sipping.

Jun 02, 2018
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can definitely taste the sea salt and coriander but the reason I rated this so low is because a gose is suppose to be sour/tart and there is neither of those flavors incorporated in this beer. This shouldn’t be considered to be a gose. A bad representation of the style.

Jun 01, 2018
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BeerMan247 from New York

3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A sincere shoutout to my friends at Six Point Brewery near my home of Brooklyn, NY. Their take on the traditionally overwhelmingly sour gose is one that deserves much appraisal. This beer is refreshing, and the sip goes down easier than water. While the beer is incredibly drinkable and perfect for a hot summers day, it’s 4.0%ABV provides less of a kick than a traditional summer ale. That being said, this beer is sour, but not to a point where It is overwhelming, no flavor in this beer is. The saltiness compliments the orangey —citrus tang and only adds to the flavor. To add to its great, refreshing taste, the can make me want to redesign my house. Not only does it taste like a summer beer, but it looks like It belongs buried next to a sand castle !

Mar 16, 2018
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Boozenburg from Maryland

5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Six Point Jammer is probably my favorite drinking beer for the summer.

There may be better beers that I've had, but I have put back 12 of these in short order whilst hardly noticing my pace. The can is like jewelry. It is possibly the easiest drinking beverage I have ever consumed. If I were faced with the challenge to drink 144 ounces of any liquid, I would undoubtedly choose this gem.

The fact that it is only available over the summer makes it all the more appealing. Scarcity is attractive. That's fine with me, though. This beer is meant for summer vibes. It is sour, but not too sour. It has a VERY unique smell. It's difficult to describe. A nice balance of saltiness, sour, and summer fruits. Nothing is too overpowering. The color has a nice shimmer that takes in the sun beams. The can is tall and skinny, perfect for grasping and throwing back.

The can pops crisp. I wouldn't even recommend pouring the Jammer into a glass. The smell still radiates from the small tab opening in the can. It keeps the freshness preserved. Not that it should take you very long to finish.

Grab a few 6 packs while you're at it, because you will regret only buying one. Everyone will want some. Even your stuck up aunt who "hates alcohol." Even your wife. Even your picky son who won't eat his veggies and throws up when you spoon feed him Motrin. They'll all fall in love with Six Point's fine take on a Gose - their best beer to date. Check out their Galacto too, that's a close competitor although I believe it is limited edition.

Mar 09, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz. can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out a medium straw. Mostly clear with slight haze to it. Pinky width of bone white crown.

The nose brings a floral spice with the most prominence. I’m not picking up any salt or even acidity for that matter. It feels rather “flat” in that regard.

The taste for me falls rather flat as well. It starts off with a quick touch of salt and acidity before quickly turning to an underwhelming presence that leaves you searching for notes. I’m getting that coriander spice, that’s almost it. Very light.

Overall, this does have some work to achieve before becoming a classic of the style. If it achieved more saltiness, I would even be alright with where the acidity is sitting. And the coriander is the most prominent aspect, and at points in this remind me almost of pumpkin spice somewhat throws me off.

Jan 14, 2018
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I am a little surprised to see the pedestrian scores for this brew, especially considering the reverence in which I usually hold Sixpoint. Big white head initially, but it doesn't last. Pale yellow color and sour malt dominates the nose.

Interesting flavor features citrus and finishes sour. Not a lot of tricks or gimmicks, although it is quite dry. Definitely true to the style in my opinion. I can taste the salt in the finish, which is a nice touch. Not the most drinkable Gose I've ever tried, but I'm sure it would be just fine in Brooklyn summer heat.

Sep 24, 2017
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- The beer pours an opaque yellow orange with a 1 and half inch off white head.
N- The nose is a mustiness I associate with wheat beers and a bit of coriander.
T- As a gose goes this one is definitely light on the tartness scale. The wheat aroma in the nose translate here to the palate with that same mustiness. The salt touch is light on the finish and well done. Coriander is also thankfully light.
F- Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, but maybe a bit to full for the style. Carbonation is medium on the initial pour, but feels lighter while drinking.
O- Overall I'd say this is a fairly Safe take on the style. None of the flavors are particularly strong or objectionable, but to a lover of the style it will come off as a bit bland. For balance howerver the beer is a very easy drinker on a hot day and my glass is already empty by the time I'm finishing this review.

Jul 30, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Best by 10/14/16"; drank 6/9/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy bright white head; frothy lace.

Lemon & fresh soap notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Orange peel & dry lime flavors up front; sea salt bite & faint fresh soap notes on the finish. A bit mild for the style, but a nice summer brew.

Jul 29, 2017
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

COD 5/12/17. Hazy golden pour that is effectively opaque. Outstanding head volume and lacing. Retention is very good.

Very light nose that is good. Light salt is detected underneath and serves as the base along with light biscuit malt that hints at sweetness. A light airy lemon note floats above the base. No coriander was detected.

Light body that is slightly smoother than water. Borderline outstanding carbonation / body balance that provides an effervescent middle and is rather prickly on the finish.

The balance of the flavor profile is world class, nothing dominates. Unfortunately, nothing really pops resulting in a disappointing intensity level and a lack luster complexity. Lemon arrives first and is refreshingly tart. Lemon flows into the finish with very little impact from any other flavors. The middle is neither bitter or sweet - although you can get a bit of graininess if you look for it. Coriander was never detected - and I love coriander. Salt is delicately balanced and remains covered until the lingering finish when it lingers in the middle and back of the tongue. Overall, a solid unassuming gose that is highly quaffable but not quite up to a very good rating.

Jul 20, 2017
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Monkey-D-Luffy from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 12th May 2017 - Poured into an English pub glass - I received this sample from Sixpoint for review.

L - Pours a clear gold, 1 finger fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing as it goes down.

S - Overt coriander, a playful and light tartness.

T - Following the nose you get a tickle of tart with a punch of coriander sweeping in, finishing dry with a nice salinity.

F - Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - I wanted to like this beer, as I really love the Gose style but I'm not a huge fan of coriander. I personally prefer more of a lactic sour bite up front. All that being said, it's the perfect intro to sour beers for newbies or those that enjoy coriander.

Jul 12, 2017
Jammer from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 862 ratings