Tamarindo Gose
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #296
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
87
Ranked #21,190
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 7.22%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
35
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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  0
Gots
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 2017-07-17, alright, so it's a year old, but hey it's a gose and though a lighter ABV-ed beer, still, it is believed this style can age fine.
This was poured into a stange.
The appearance was a semi-golden yellow color with a two finger-ed white foamy head that slid off fairly nice. Moderate speckled lace stuck around the glass nicely.
The aroma had some lemon rind sour-ness, spectacular level of sour-ed wheat, light and a clean whiff of light saltiness.
The flavor started with the sour and lead into the sweet and salty character pretty nicely. Mild aftertaste of lemon, wheat and salt.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sipping to sessionable sort of feel to it. I mean, I feel like I could gulp this if I really wanted to but a slight dryness does seem to grab at the back of my throat. ABV felt nice and low. Smooth citrus and wheaty sort of finish.
Overall, very nice easy drinking gose that I would love to come back to this time of year.

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Photo of larryi86
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle, dated 3/28/18, poured into a teku

A- A clear golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Tart, a little salty, some lemons, touch of fruits and a little earthy.

T- Tart, a little salty, fruity, some apricots, tamarind, slightly earthy, touch of lacto.

M- Smooth, light body crisp.

O- A very very gose, I really enjoy it.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Looked like a nice gose. The smell and taste both featured delicate tamarind followed by a wave of staple sour and grain flavors with a hint of salt. Really nothing too exciting, however the tamarind really did fit in well with the style and made the body better.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a gorgeous overall beer, wonderful as a gose, but the tamarind inclusion that is supposed to make this unique is really subtle, too much so really, when an ingredient like that is in the mix, you want to really taste it, and thats just not the way it shakes out here. the beer is perfectly crystal clear, very light yellow in color, and sporting a really incredible white head on it, spritzing my face as i go to smell it, so lively and pretty, really nice. the aroma and flavor are really nice too, the sourness is right in the middle of the spectrum and super clean, lacto souring with some nice lemon and mineral subtleties to it, makes my mouth water, even when i am drinking it. there is only the lightest malt flavor to this, pils and white wheat i think, so simple, but perfect for a delicate beer like this. saltiness is perfect, enough to appreciate it and to dry out the finish and resonate with the acidity, but not too much to make over the beer, really dialed in. i just dont really taste any tamarind here, which i keep looking for. there are flashes of citrus and piquent fruitiness, but is it tamarind specifically? really hard to say. i cant get down on this though, as the gose itself is really wonderful, minerals and salt and acid and faint herbaceousness at the end and blasting off carbonation. high quality beer, i just want more tamarindo. somewhat nostalgic too, given that i spent some time in tamarindo this year and in montreal where this was made as well. a very full circle beer to finish off 2017 with for me personally...

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

Finally, some sensibility come to the types of sour ale that America craft brewers have become so fascinated by. But rooted in history, some sour ale were bracingly sour, some were tepid and some displayed a wide range of acidity. Dieu du Ciel has created a classic Leipzig styled gose but with a culinary twist.

Tangy, bready, winey and citrusy, the nose of Tamarindo Gose teases with wheat, light earthy must and an overall herbal and briny character. Pale straw and cast in a firm haze, the scantly headed ale hits the tongue with the flavor of fresh whole wheat bread, sourdough, saltwater taffy and a light pastry sweetness.

As the flavors develop, the beer trends highly fruity with white grape, lime, lemon, crabapple and gooseberry. Tangy, tart and approaching a full out sour taste, the ale stops shy and allows the creaminess of wheat to balance and support the fruit. The spice of tamarind applies an earthy, herbal and citrusy tartness to the ale as well as this addition allows the ale to trail into a pleasant minerally and plaster-like mouthfeel.

Medium bodied for sour ale, the beer's somber approach makes it somewhat a sour ale on training wheels. Paired with indian curry dishes or thai cuisine, this bright, earthy and tangy beer is equally as characterful as it is refreshing. A quick finish of citrus, acidity and spice gives the beer a high degree of drinkability and a clean aftertaste with gentle echoes of wheat carrying briefly beyond.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear straw color with a slight haze and low activity. Light foamy white 2-3 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with poor legs and average swirl effect. Flavors of pears, green grapes, sweet grains dominant wheat, salt, and floral hops. Slick and slightly oily medium body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength tart effect, well balanced and not too puckering. Very soft hoppy and grainy final, the spicy feel is tamarind, still lacks a bit of character and saltiness. Decent freshness and accessible. Clean cut Gose with no surprise. Overall a good quality craft, but you can easily find other better examples.

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Photo of PascalMotard
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A nice golden color, very tranlucid. The tartness comes through with a nice citrus quality. Tastes tart as well with a nice salty/mineral touch. I definitely perceive apricots. Not a lot of hoppinness which is goof for this style. The aftertaste could have been more dry.

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Photo of eberesford
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey coloured with surprisingly stable head. Aroma light funky apricot. The saltiness in the flavour is present but does not overwhelm the underlying malt sweetness. Appropriately low hopping. I think you'd notice its absence more than taste its presence. Full mouth - love it!!

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Photo of peensteen
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very pale, slightly hazed golden yellow colour, no lace and no head. Smell is lightly wheaty, maltiness up front, lemony, light citrus, a very mild salinity but resembles a lemon-lime gatorade in the nose. Taste is lightly tart and fruity , lemon and lime citrus flavours, a mild salinity but not overpowering, a bit of what/malt flavours toward the finish, long fruity aftertaste. Lightly carbonated, light medium body. This was solid, very enjoyable and would be great in warmer weather.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice tasting, refreshing gose. True to style with sweet n tart balance, crisp slightly salty and dry finish. Medium semi slick mouthfeel. The tamarind is what I'm guessing is the mild different taste in this one.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a medium white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of light tart notes with some very subtle tamarind notes. Taste is a mix of light subtle salty notes with some tamarind notes and some tart notes with no acidity. Body is light with good carbonation. Quiet refreshing overall but the tamarind is hard to detect.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

See-through straw color with lots of carbonation and a thin white head.

In the nose you get a nice tartness, lemon and saline aromas.

In the mouth it's quite similar, saline flavors and tartness, a little bit of citrus flavors too.

Not enough carbonation for me.

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Tamarindo Gose from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 35 ratings