Goldener Gose
Golden City Brewery

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4.12 | pDev: 2.91%
Golden City Brewery
Colorado, United States
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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Golden City Brewery. Review from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw/yellow color. A minimal white head forms, and sticks around as a small cap. Not much lace, but I love the color.
S: Husky wheat, cereal grains. Slightly salty in the nose. Acidic and tart with a great lemony citrus aroma.
T: Follows the nose. Husky wheat stalks, cereal grains. Peppery spice and acidic. Tart and tangy citrus and lemon. Very nice.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. So dry and clean. I can drink this all day. Just an excellent example of a not so common style.

Love it and can't get enough. Such a unique style, and done perfectly. Highly recommended.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap and served in a snifter. Was a cloudy pale golden color. Head was small to average and quickly faded. No noticeable carb streams. Good sliding lace that doesn't stick.

The aroma was citric, spice, malt and a bit of salt. It started out weak but the aromas got stronger as it warmed but even then was a little subdued. The taste was good and again better as it warmed up. Citric and spicy with a touch of salt. Others in my group tasted the salt more than I did. Goes down easy but doesn't have a flavor that begs for several at a time. Mouthfeel was a bit watery and could have used some more carbonation.

Overall, a good beer and recommend trying especially if you like trying rare styles. Since it was my first Gose, I can't say how it compares to others but if this is representative, I'd try some more of them. Rotation - tap only in Colorado and only every so often. Plan on hitting the brewery during next CO trip though so hopefully have some more then.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gose is a light colored wheat beer made with salt and a lactic ferment. My understanding is that this GCB beer was made with an actual sour mash, a very difficult procedure to control and obtain desired results.

Consumed at the brewery in spring 2010. Pours a thin layer of off white head over a cloudy drab golden liquid. Smells lemony, flat wheaty, salty, and sharp acidic.

Tastes bright citric acid. Lemony with ironlike acidity that could go awry, except for the earthy wheat keeping things in balance. Both puckering and mouthwatering at the same time. Has a honey-like or mild perfumey character that worked well with the lemony brightness. Thin body comes across heavier, I think due to salt clinging to the tongue a few moments after swallowing. Lingering acid in the finish. Nice quencher and best Gose I've encountered.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale orange-golden with small spot of head and lace.

Citrusy hop smell with sour/saltiness. Orange and lemon-lime with spicy wheat edge.

Spicy wheat with salty citrus overtones. Pretty mild saltiness comes off more citrusy, but definitely there. Brininess comes right out when swished in the mouth.

Medium-high carbonation prickles the tongue, feels heavier than it looks.

Pretty decent, one of the more drinkable Gose's I've tried.

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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I believe this is replacement for the Die Gosebier. Tapped at Falling Rock for GABF week, this is a bright, hazed light gold brew. Smooth, blotchy head, not very tall, but seems dense. Good lacing. Aroma is filled with citrus, sharp malt and salt, and a touch of spice.
It's a smooth flavor. Citrus and floral yeast blend well with the wheat. A bit of a musky aftertaste. Faint apricot rounds out the palate. A bit fizzy, yet refreshing.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: light malt with hint of citrus from the corriander presumably. no perceivable hop character in nose.
Appearence: Slightly cloudy but still fairly clear for a wheat style. Nice yellow color slightly darker than straw.
Taste: Clean with brisk citrus, close to lemon rind flavor, not overpowering. Salt flavor was not strong, but lended balance to the wheat tartness. Hop bitterness was low, again just enough for balance.
Mouth: Good body, medium to low. Carbonation was typical for european styles. Carries aroma and flavors well but doesn't contribute to "beer bloat"

Overall, very drinkable and quenching. The beer would probably be even better sampled in hotter weather. I wish I could get this beer regularly back home (BOS).

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Goldener Gose from Golden City Brewery
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