Green Zebra Gose | Founders Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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459 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:
#13,004
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
459
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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Photo of grapeshops
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not really my cup of tea - tried this one on tap at Founders Brewery. Pale yellow color, a little head without any lacing. Smells of watermelon candy - like a Jolly Rancher. Tastes of watery watermelon, salt, a little grain. Tart and too sweet at the same time, and just too much saltiness for my licking. Thin mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Admittedly I’m not into this beer style.

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Photo of Hopstout
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose bad taste great!

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sauced4life
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houlio_99
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Oscar's Pub. Sour. Yes, I know that's the style; and I'm writing a review based on the style, not on my personal opinion of the style. But this one was tart--mouth puckering, head turning-ly, "wow!" sour. That said, it was a fun addition to the bartender's choice sample flight. If you're a gose fan (and I, admittedly, am not), definitely worth trying.

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

Photo of Crimson-RV
2.61/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

virtually no head strong smell of candy watermelon. salt starts out light at first and fortunately increases as the beer warms. by the end salt dominates with a light candy taste. this beer starts out aweful and improves to fair at the finish. not likely to purchase again any time soon.

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Photo of Gmoney34
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Per my girlfriend, this beer tastes "juicy" in a good way. Nice golden color. Can actually smell the watermelon. This gose is very sweet with a nice watermelon flavor. The sea salt balances out this beer very well. I would rate this as a "drinkable" beer meaning I could drink many.

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Photo of sashmont
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Explosion72
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Umm, hell, I don’t know. It ain’t super model good looking in the morning, but it’s like the hostess that Raul took home from PF Chang’s that one night - not bad. Smell is fairly vibrant like a Death Valley super bloom - very potent watermelon. Taste, well, I don’t think there is an inbetween - you’re either going to like it or not. The oh so familiar salty, tart Gose is there, but the sweetness from the watermelon is huge... a bit overkill for the Raul man. Like said hostess from PF Chang’s it’s very clean, extremely clean, but it’s just not for Raul.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Gose starts off with a really sour hit but after the first two sips the watermelon and the sweet start to be more evident. The sweet finish and the watermelon base make this one of my favorite Goses.

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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 4/30/18

Pours a deep golden yellow with a short white head that leaves no lacing.

Smells of watermelon candy and crisp malt; some notes of sweet cream, too, which only add to the unique marriage of sweet and savory notes here.

As promised, plenty of lightly salted and juicy watermelon. Reminds me in a way of watermelon Pop Rocks; in spite of its sweeter tones, there's a slightly funky, tart underbelly to this one, as well.

Mouthfeel is clean with very mild carbonation and just a bit sticky.

Really refreshing warm-weather beer. Reminds of a Jolly Rancher, with the tartness providing a balancing factor that prevents the beer from becoming too sweet. Overall, a well-done fruited gose with a milder tartness that struck my palate especially nicely.

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Photo of EMH73
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a one inch white head that left no lacing, lots of lively carbonation. Smells of watermelon and a slightly funky sour component. Tastes of watermelon, watermelon rind, salt and a very mild earthy presence. Medium bodied and carbonated, dry mouth feel and finish.

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Photo of stanale
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Green Zebra Gose from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 459 ratings