Green Zebra Gose | Founders Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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469 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Each year we brew a beer to benefit ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition held annually in our hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. This year’s beer is Green Zebra. Subtly sour and a little sweet, this ale is a refreshing take on a nearly extinct German style, gose. Watermelon is the highlight of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish comes courtesy of the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient.


Added by TastyIsBeer on 10-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,995
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
469
pDev:
10%
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of sweetbrew82
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like candied watermelon, little tart, and a little salt. One of the better watermelon beers I have had, but bordering on the line of being almost too sweet. More like a malt beverage than a beer. Could use just a minor touch more salt, as it is pretty muted. I think with those two things, dialing back the sweet and adding a pinch more salt, would make this about perfect. Good stuff.

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

Medium bodied beer with a cloudy gold orange color. Aroma is watermelon candy, malt, and a touch of lemon. Taste is watermelon candy,sour and salt as well. Finish is all watermelon.
Despite tasting like watermelon candy it isn't overly sweet or artificial tasting.

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Photo of Pzrc99
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Segelstrom
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gregory12
3.01/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of robotic_being
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Light gold with thin, large-bubbled head and practically no lacing. Smells like artificial sour green apple and artificial watermelon, like a candy. The candy is still present in the taste, leaning a bit more towards the watermelon side. There's very little in the realm of "beer" flavors: malt, hops. It really tastes (and looks) more like a cider. In fact, if I didn't know better, I would have thought it is a cider. This cider...I mean beer...has a smooth body, lots of tartness, quite a lot of sweetness (it makes a moderate-to-dry cider but a sweet beer), a dry finish, and a very strong bite from carbonation.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber in color with a white head. Retention and head is absent.
Smells a little sweet smells a little funky. Getting a little banana with some grains in the back. Also some burnt rubber.
Watermelon smacks your palate. Its almost punch sweet. Still it has that sourness and also the salt it claims.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with carbonation a little on the high side.

A once in a while type beer for me. I might buy it again on a hot day or for a bbq.

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Photo of samEBC
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hooley
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dkloubec
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matuhg
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloyingly sweet, cidery, and weird. It does have a distinct watermelon flavor, but it is more jolly rancher than actual fruit character. Not something I would drink again.

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Photo of Kdouble
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walnut
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Green Zebra Gose from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 469 ratings