Two Of Tarts
Upland Brewing Company

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #240
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #18,625
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 5.08%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
26
From:
Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Two of Tarts is a tropical gose that delivers vibrant flavors and aromas of passion fruit and mango with hints of zesty lemon. Its refreshing acidity is rounded out by a hint of salt. The result? A dry, crisp finish that’s sure to make a doubly pleasant citrus impression.

5 IBU
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of mango, lemon and citrus. Tart with some sweet fruits and a hint of salt.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 9/2019. Pours moderately hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/sour/tart/tangy mangoes, melon, passion fruit, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, citrus zest, orange, peach, pear, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/lacto funk and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of mango, passion fruit, frutiy/acidic yeast, sea salt, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/sour/tart/tangy mangoes, melon, passion fruit, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, citrus zest, orange, peach, pear, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/lacto funk and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy mangoes, melon, passion fruit, fruit skin/seed, lemon, lime, citrus zest, orange, peach, pear, red/green apple, white grape/wine, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/lacto funk and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of mango, passion fruit, frutiy/acidic yeast, sea salt, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness, and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent gose. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of mango, passion fruit, frutiy/acidic yeast, sea salt, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish; not overly lactic/salty. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Perfectly balanced between juicy/vibrant fruit, and Lacto complexity; with a great clean pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Actually quite good - goses are not my go-to beer style, but this one was quite refreshing and not too tart. Pours a nice hazy yellow-orange color with lots of fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells mainly of some fresh fruit - mango, passionfruit, pineapple, lemon - as well as a little faint spice and malt. Taste follows the nose, fairly accurately, with not too much tartness or overpowering sweetness. Maybe a hint of salt. Mild, thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Refreshing and quite pleasant to drink. Well done!

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Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz. can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours pale yellow and cloudy. It is topped with an inch of white head that leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is tart and briny. I get aromas of lemon and mango. The passionfruit eludes me.

The taste follows the smell. I get lemon and mango with a lovely tart and salty flavor.

Medium mouthfeel with an effervescent mouthfeel

This is a great beer for a hot, humid, spring day. I about drank it in four gulps, but I restrained myself.

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Photo of BigGold
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had Two of Tarts poured from 12-oz. can, bottom stamped “BEST BY DEC 2018,” into pilsner glass.

Brewed with passionfruit and mango, this is a well-balanced tart, sweet and briny “Tropical Gose.”

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Two Of Tarts from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 26 ratings