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Brewed by:
Les Trois Mousquetaires
Quebec, Canada
lestroismousquetaires.ca

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by papat444 on 09-04-2012

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3.82
pDev:
21.73%
 
 
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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful golden yellow, clear with a slight white head, lots of lacing.

S - Apple flesh, skin, slight brine, hint of grain.

T - Delivers, with bright fruit, slight hit of salt, and mild bready malt. Tasty.

M - Brisk, clean, with a bit of residual drying from the salt.

O - I like Goses, and this is a very well made one. The nose is surprisingly welcoming, the flavors clean. The feels is a bit harsh, but it is a minor quibble.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle - whew, this summer of sour beers is really starting to take its toll on me!

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of microbe colony lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of lemon/lime zest, grainy wheat malt, damp saltine crackers, coriander and white pepper spice, and a small hint of earthy and floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and slightly doughy pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, mixed citrus rind, sour cream, raw sea salt, muddled earthy spice (coriander, I suppose), and more herbal, leafy, and gently floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its thorough, palate-engaging frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually fairly smooth, maybe just the saltiness feeling a touch weird and out of place at this juncture. It finishes off-dry, the fruity and malt essences tangling with the lingering spiced and salty notes.

Overall, this is a pleasant enough version of the style, with the adjuncts coming together to provide a solid, refreshing summertime brew. Nothing dominates, and balance is achieved, which is no small thing in today's take no tastebud prisoner world.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow. Tops up with a generous foam of head; a fast dissipation leaving no real lace or surface foam.

Aromatics: lemony-orange candy that has a bit of cough drop mixed in; tangerine citrus sweet and tart florals at the same time with some nods at the saltiness and just a hint of some spice (coriander-like)

Taste: Lightly salted lemon wedge that has been mixed into a lightly carbonated soda water with fresh wheat that keeps the sourness in check really nicely. Tapers off into a flat and non-descript zingy flavour - closest think I can relate it to would be tangerine rind without the bitter peel flavour in it. And just as quickly as the flavours hit they disappear cleanly without no real aftertaste.

Mouth: Can hold it’s own as a middleweight, carbonation is not really visible but it’s there giving it a great crisp snap with plenty of tongue tingle before it departs. There is a really tangy and tartness that doesn’t quite approach sour, and it has a fairly abrupt finish with not much left to linger on the palate.

Overall: This is my second Gose, I have a couple more in the fridge I plan to get to this week so I can have a good overall view of the style, but this one I liked quite a bit. It is a great drinking beer, I loved the crispness and the light saltiness was well integrated. And I feel with this one the salt character is not the focal point as much as the slight sour tartness is, which makes it that much more enjoyable for me because I love sours, and this one does a really decent job.

Pairing: I think this one has enough tang and carbonation that a nice seafood offering would be a good way to go - seared ahi tuna with a good spice-mix crust on it - a good sea salt or pink salt blended with dried chilis, dill, basil, garlic and onion powder, and a thee corn blended pepper. Or try a nice seafood ravioli (or spaghetti with crab/seafood as your protein) smother in a creamy Italian white sauce - a creamy carbonara or alfredo style sauce would be perfect.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is tropical fruit, sour fruit and a hint of lime/salt. The flavor is wheat, lime/citrus, spices, slightly grainy and an earthy/mildly tart finish.

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Photo of Natman
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ok, I am not the best reviewer cuz I'm not that familiar with all the terminology. So please, let my limited experience speak for itself.
I traveled to Goslar Germany for work in November 2012. While there, I throroughly enjoyed every beer I could but the one which stood out head & shoulders was the Gose. One of the main reasons for this is I had never tried sour beer before and my colleagues only told me: "Ya, try that one, it's special". When I got back home, I made it my mission to look up Gose and I was so disappointed to find that it's rare as hen's teeth.

Since then I have found exactly 5 microbreweries who have tried their hand at a Gose, and most fail miserably compared to what I tasted in Germany. This one is by far the closest and my favorite. Even more interesting is that it's made not far from me. However, being a limited release means it's still hard to locate but they seem to make it about every other year. I absolutely love this stuff and could drink it every day (though other varieties would call to me). I don't know if this kind of "review" helps, but to my taste buds, this is easily 95% of what I had in Goslar. It should be citrusy, but not really identifiable as any in particular (leans toward lemon vs. grapefruit, lime) and there should be no vinegary taste. The salt stays in the background and coriander almost undetectable. I don't know what else to add here except kudos to Trois Mouquetaires -they pretty much nailed it!

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a straw yellow to slightly golden color. a finger plus a white head forms and fades away pretty quickly. strong clarity and brightness to it. Shows a bit of effervescence as well.

Smell: musty wheat, lemon juice, coriander. small amount of saltiness.

Taste: opens up with some tartness, some lemon juice and a faint green apple skin, just a small twang of pleasant acidity. a little bit of sweet and musty wheat comes through. lots of coriander. more subtle but still fully there amount of salt. a bit of black pepper near the end.

Mouthfeel: light crisp and refreshing. good balance on the tartness and acidity. super drinkable and light yet full of flavor.

Overall: a solid gose. no big in your face flavors but nicely balanced and subtle yet complex. maybe a bit to much coriander for some

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. A sweet, fruity, tangy smelling beer. The flavor is less sweet than the nose. I find it to taste somewhat limey. Also lemons. Saltiness is present on the tongue. Body sticks to the tongue. Refreshing at first then I begin to find flaws.

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Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice, super easy drinking beer. Aroma is to style, but on the mild side. Actually the rest of beer is like that- to style, but understated. And body is a maybe a hair thin. Very good though, still.

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Photo of jhavs
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into fluted snifter tasting glass.

A= Pale with a light yellow haze. Aggressive pour yields a foamy white head that settles to nothing quickly.

S= Brine, wild flowers, hint of citrus rind.

T= Mild salinity, floral, herbal, mild bit of tartness in the finish, all flavors mild.

M=Light body and light carbonation.

O= Mild flavors, very crisp and clean, subtle.

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Photo of scott451
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A cloudy pale apricot with a one finger bubbly head that soon disappeared after an initial burst of carbonation.
Mild briny floral and lemon smells.
Lemons upfront, wheat malts, bready notes. The salt is not really noticeable as a taste, but rather as an effect.
Light body and carbonation.
Overall very good. A good representation of the style. Very refreshing and surprisingly complex for the ABV. Eminently sessionable. Well worth a try. You will immediately want another.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.5 ounce bottle poured into an oversized snifter.

Pillow-like, sudsy foam forms over a cloudy golden body with robust carbonation. The carbonation adds some elegance. The head persists well, remaining a finger thick longer after pouring. Pretty. 5

From the bottle I notice a peachy, coconut-like aroma, something almost akin to sunscreen (in a good sense). Salt is there when I sniff hard enough and the collective aroma reminds me of a fruitier wine. 4

There must be peach added to this brew because it's all over my taste buds. That and a floral middle before the salty, wheaty lingering finish. Coriander is more noticeable here than on most other goses I've had and I appreciate that. Matter of fact, I appreciate all the flavors here. This just tastes delicious. 4.25

This feels like everything a gose should be: salty, dry, lip-puckering, lightly sweet and spiced. The tartness satisfies and the salt and dryness just compel further sipping. 4.5

I already want more and I've hardly finished my current pour. This beer requires an online order or a CO trip and I'd gladly do both. Excellent.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.5 ounce bottle. Served in a Ritterguts Gose glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with almost a couple inch white head. Head retention is good, but there isn't much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like salt, wheat/grainy malt, minerals, citrus peel and a bit of coriander. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, but there's a lot of salty, briny minerally character to this brew. It's a more salty/minerally gose. The longer I drink this, the more I'm liking it. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot. If you're looking for more salt/mineral flavors in a gose, then you'll like this one. But if you're looking for more tartness, then you probably won't. I know I'd buy this again! $4.75 a bottle.

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Photo of shleepy
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of apricot in the smell. A kind of perfumy quality to it.

Color is golden, just slightly murky. Small head.

Mouthfeel a little too flat, but otherwise a good beer. Feels heavier than 3.8%, probably just due to some maltiness.

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Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought in Bellingham ...yep, USA. Not the first Canadian beer I've found only down there. WTF?

Pours gold with a faint haze and almost a finger of white head. Sweet grainy wheat, sour, some berries and orchard fruit and a touch of lavender ..I think. Some faint floral perfume anyways.

Interesting taste, mineral saltiness, light savory herbs, a touch of lavender (maybe I'm just weird??), faint berries, Very light sourness just cleans up the finish leaving just a mineral feeling (is that a thing?) coating the mouth and light prickliness from the lowish carbonation.

Very interesting take on the style. Extra points for that. Seems more refined than your average gose ...and might I add that it's pretty fucking cool to be able to say "your average gose" these days.

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Photo of cujocon
1.91/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

3.8% ABV
11.5 oz brown beer bottle $5.99 at Provisions Northampton MA
Appearance: light amber/dark honey - small head dissipates quickly to thin film, good bit of trub in the bottom
Smell: wow - so unexpected, maybe grapefruit but mild
Flavor: very mild - saltwater
Overall: 2/5 I don't dislike it, but I get no flavor really at all. Nothing special.
To me it tastes like a glass of water with a splash of beer and a tsp of salt. Certainly not worth the $ for me.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep orange body with a good lemon hue. Unfiltered presence with just a nice amount of carbonation, not much, but with pin head sized bubbles cascading evenly. A nice thin but foamy rich two finger even eggshell white head produced, and settles to a simple but good 4 millimeter collar and puck. No lacing. Pretty decent looking.

Really nice fruity tones for the bouquet on this. Hints of apricot and pear interestingly, and a bit of brine like quality. Very herbal smelling perhaps some of that corriander that my nose doesn't always grab as easy is being picked up. Real nice wheat chewy quality, just a hint of bakery goodness. Excellent aroma.

Palate sort of washes a bit neutral. Soda and radler like finish but without the sweetness. Malt and chewy density sort of left behind but washes clean with a good hint of salt character. Hints of green herbs and spice, even a bit of hop herbality manages to pop out. Heavily mineral though and almost tonic and spritzy in taste and character though. Aftertaste does however manage to bring in some bakery qualities, but it also explodes into orange and lemon citrus qualities too.

It's a real interesting beer, but it comes off just surprisingly too fruity for my tastes, and also has a radler quality to it. It is however a very good beer, but not usually what I look for in this style. I would however recommend this though for fans of the style to give it a go.

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Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 330 ml bottle to a tulip.

A-A tall (like two-plus finger) white head drops quickly to a thick cap. The cap has pretty good retention. No lacing is left behind. The beer is nearly clear. (I did not pour the dregs from the bottle, which surely would have changed the appearance). It is light orange-golden with just a few bubbles visible in the liquid.

S-The aroma is mildly tart with a bit of wheat-y, lactic funk. I smell some lemon-lime tartness, grains, bread dough, and a bit of salt.

T-The taste, like the smell, is mildly tart with nice citrus acidity. The same dough and grain flavors are present and I can taste a bit more of the coriander that is advertised on the label. Salt is mild, but adds just a bit of brine to the somewhat funky, fruity flavor.

M-The body is medium to full for the style with lower levels of carbonation, but the beer still drinks pretty easy.

O-This is a pretty tasty beer. It manages to pack a fair bit of flavor into a low ABV package without tasting gimmicky or "tarted up." It is more aggressive than classic German gose, but less salty than many popular examples of the style, e.g., Westbrook. I actually like it this way. I could drink a few of these on a summer afternoon without any problem. My only knock would be the price...this guy is a bit spendy to drink in volume.

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Photo of ssmack
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy lemonade honey colour. Quarter inch of head that went to a slick quickly. Lots of carbonation but not in definite streams. Light lacing.

Aroma of musty grains. Tangy with slight aroma of sour grapes.

The tastes starts with a mild sour malitness like apricots. Then it goes to sour apples. Leaving a sour aftertaste at the very back of the mouth.

Light feel.

Refreshing light sour ale. Easy drinking on a late summer afternoon at the cottage.

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Photo of endovelico
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There are no fitter descriptors than balanced and delicate, with nice coriander, herbal, dill and citric notes abound. The palate - the real challenge in gose-brewing - is involving and expertly achieved; The balance between the salinity, acidity, ABV and sourness make this a memorable quencher and really set this one apart. At the tongue the aromatics are restrained but fair and fitting overall.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the better gose beers i have ever had, its so bright and herbal, with notes of green tea, sweet lemon balm, coriander seed, lime leaf, and something more floral even, hibiscus or something. its complex but its clean, minimally tart for the style, just very light and drinkable. the salt here is nice too, gives the beer some body and a nice mineral character. with an abv this low too, its one i can drink plenty of, and for what it is, the price isnt bad at all. i am surprised to look and see i havent had any beers from these guys before, i see their stuff around periodically, but have always been turned off by high prices. this one is really really fair. the flavors here are as bright and summery and herbaceous as i have seen in the style, carbonation is fantastic, and the wheat malt base is very flavorful. exceptional example of the style, a nice little twist of being different in here too. i need to find some more!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has an interesting slight sour flavors.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle picked up at the local LCBO; bottled Mar 25 2014. This is my first gose review. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a muddy golden-straw colour, opaque with sediment and topped with one finger of bubbly white froth. Alas, it is only fleeting - wilting away over the next couple of minutes, and leaving little in the way of remnants, this is not the most attractive of beers in general. Fortunately, the aroma brings me right back in - very citrusy, with lemon and lime peels, coriander spice, and a funky saltwater note.

Delicious stuff. The acidity hits you instantly; more of the lemon-lime citrus from the aroma, with a mild wheat malt sweetness also detectable. Spicy coriander and salt round things off before a tart finish, with a dry aftertaste. Light-bodied, with restrained carbonation that provides this light beer with a zippy, refreshing mouthfeel. Possibly the most well-balanced sour I've ever had, in that the salt plays as a perfect foil to the acidity - and it doesn't seem to give me heartburn like most of the others, either.

Final Grade: 4.07, an A-. I have not had many sours, and while part of that is due to their typically high price, I also do not really enjoy the taste of a lot of them. Hors Série Gose is one of the few that has been able to break that trend, as the saltiness is the perfect cure for this one's assertively acidic flavour profile. Now I am pumped to try a few more examples of this style - hopefully its growing popularity will encourage other brewers to give this style a shot. Highly recommended.

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Photo of peensteen
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%

Hazed pale blonde colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell is spicy with notes of lemon and green apple, bit of salt water, sour lemon candy, bit of yeast and wheat. Taste has quite a bit of lemon-lime initially, citrus fruit with a salty-sour mid palate, touch of sweet lemon drops, finishes dry. High-medium spritzy carbonation, light body. Good stuff, a nice easy drinking beer, light and flavourful, quite refreshing.

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Photo of Digimaika2
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

A: Hazy straw coloured with a sizeable bubbly head that recedes promptly.

S: Cloves, barnyard funk, lemons, grass, dried papaya, sea salt, and honey. Bold aroma with lots of spices and pleasantly sour barnyard funk.

T: Salt, cloves, wheat, lemon juice, and faint pear. This is a tad saltier than most of the gose offerings out there and very flavourful at this ABV with a lot of clove and the barnyard elements shining through.

M: Light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Clean with a dry and crisp finish.

D: This is a very good gose and I’ll be picking up more if I can. The barnyard-like qualities shown through over a nice salty base.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

A: Golden cloudy with almost a green herbal tinge, little carbonation, an off white head that fades relatively fast.


S: Coriander, herbal like sage, sweat, baloney.


T: Salt forward, then a little sour quality, coriander, light smokiness and umami savor in the form of baloney. There is a hint of floral in there as well.


M: Medium light body, medium low carbonation.


O: By far the saltiest gose I’ve had by far, this is unique. Got it in Toronto, drank in New Hamburg, ON, Aug 24th 2014. I think they’ve done a great job. The bottle and label itself are very cool. Relatively light, sessionable beer. Good for a warm day.

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