Margarita Gose
Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Ranked #56
Ranked #12,624
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Apr 21, 2023
Mar 03, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: Throw on your Hawaiian shirt and your lederhosen and meet Cigar City Brewing at the intersection of traditional German brewing and tropical relaxation. We've taken our German-style Gose, an ancient style of moderate alcohol beer brewed with salt, and given it the coastal treatment by adding orange peel and lime essence to create the perfect warm weather ale.
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Margarita Gose from Cigar City, 12 fl oz can from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA, for $8.00 (Including tax)/six pack, $ 0.111/fl oz. Purchased 13/04/23. On the bargain table at the store. Reviewed 21/04/23 (Review 3079). Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom of can stamped “CANNED 09/08/20”. Stored at 34 degrees at home. Served at 45.6 degrees F in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature was 57.3 degrees F.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Straw (SRM 3), hazy.
Body – Pale Gold (SRM 4), opaque. Under direct light, same. When rear lite, translucent, and pale gold.
Head: Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density, short retention, leaving a 0.0 – 0.2 cm bubble ring and a thin partial layer.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3.75 – Citrusy, mostly unidentifiable, but a touch of lime; no yeast, no malt, no hops. No ethanol (4.2 % ABV as marked on the label) aroma.
Flavor – 3.75 – Tart and follows the nose. Begins and ends citrusy and dry. No hops, malt, yeast, or ethanol. No gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Thin; watery; soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 After sitting for 2.5 years on a room-temperature shelf, this is still the best beer I’ve ever had from Cigar City – The perfect lawn mower beer! Think I’ll go pick up a couple more sixers.
Apr 21, 2023
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
Given to me by a friend tonight. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - Pours a deep gold, with a minimal pale white head. Lacing is okay.
S - Lime peel, wheat. Not too much else.
T - Pretty much a carbonated margarita, with a slice of wheat bread crust mixed in. Salt on the front, lime on the back. Balanced throughout. Finish is super dry lime.
F - Medium-bodied, with plenty of carbonation. Refreshing. Wishing for more tartness.
O - Solid gose, but it leaves me wanting more. I know they went for a margarita beer. I just wish it was saltier, and a bit more tart. I do recommend this, but I personally won't get it again.
Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by zeledonia from Washington

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
The pour is red orange. The taste is mainly lime, slight orange, & slight salt. This was not a bad beer but it could use some more carbonation. Cheers!
Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by MGibbons from Maryland

Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 2.46 by stephenlee93 from England

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by Rhetion from Florida

Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Canned 4/20/21

So this is obviously a little old, but it was a clearance rack find for $1. How could I say no to that? I’ve seen this one several times on the shelves, but ultimately skimmed past it. Let’s see if it’s worth a dollar or more

Pours a cloudy orange gold with 2 fingers of white head that quickly fades to nothing and leaves no lacing

Well, it does do a nice job of mimicking the aroma of a margarita. I’m picking up on aromas of lime juice, orange zest, sea salt, sweet bready malt, light coriander, and a touch of boozy tequila

Again, very margarita-esque in taste. Simple, but effective. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting lime juice, lemon juice, crackery malt, sea salt, and light floral hops. The swallow brings notes of sweet bready malt, lime juice, light honey, orange zest, and sea salt

A light medium body pairs with gentle prickly carbonation, resulting in a crisp and refreshing beer. Finishes almost entirely dry but still with a nice sweetness

This is wonderful as a session beer. It’s perfect to end a very hot February day Super drinkable and refreshing, I’ll have to get more for warmer weather
Feb 23, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by iguanodon from Utah

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear yellow and pale straw color with visible carbonation. A modest wisp of a head quickly dissipates.
It smells tropical overall, like a margarita. As expected, the nose displays aromas of orange, lime and salt.
More tart than sour, as the juicy flavors of orange and lime evoke margarita mix. A touch of salt is accompanied by notes of sourdough, dry cracker and a touch of peppery spice.
Light bodied with a dry yet juicy palate. The finish is dry with some tropical tartness. The carbonation is moderate to lively.
Not usually my favorite style nor my kind of beer. However, it is refreshing, easy to drink and happened to pair greatly with the chicken fajitas I made tonight.
Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Oct 18, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by metter98 from New York

Aug 27, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Aug 12, 2021
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Margarita is a semi-clear golden orange with a thin, short lived head and the aroma of seawater.
The base Gose comes through salty and viscous with lime and a touch of orange riding on top. The swallow is slick and full with a salty tart aftertaste.
Cigar City claims Margarita Gose is “refreshingly tart” and it is. It is an excellent summer beer, at a reasonable price, and an excellent alternative when you are unable to spend the day drinking the real thing.
Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Aug 04, 2021
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy amber. Minimal head which soon diminished to a ring.

Lots of lime in the nose.

Cirus finish.

Light body and mild carbonation.

Overall light and refreshing.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
No head and slightly cloudy orange shade on the pour. Smells slightly fruity. Taste is tart grapefruit, lime, salt with a sour pucker finish. Interesting but not my style. Feel is flat and there's no carbonation to speak of. Is this really a beer?
Jul 28, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Can to rocks glass.

Look: clear, pale yellow, lightly cloudy. Lighter yellow on bottom of glass, darker near top. Minimal off white heaf, poor retention.
Aroma: lime , citrus, wheat, light to medium strength.
Taste: tart lime, salt , earthy. Margarita like. Good tart gose flavor without too much pucker.
Feel: flat, light body.

Enjoyable enough.

Jul 20, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Nunya from Ohio

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz can, CANNED 05/25/21; purchased single off shelf... poured into a fat tulip, similar to the one displayed on the beer's profile page on the CCB site)

L: cloudy amber liquid; fleeting foam (less than perfectly beer-clean glass; the video on their site shows a big, lasting head)

S: lemon-lime soda with a hint of orange peel; coriander and a perfumy soapy floral note slowly creep out... by the end, the breadiness of the malt comes to the fore big time

T: a decidedly gose-forward flavor, though orange essence is immediately apparent, filling in the gaps... the salt and a pungent, accented (spicy) lime note flare up in the aftertaste by the third sip... a mild, yeasty-bready character builds mid-palate about halfway through the glass... lingering taste after last drops drank are tart citrus and subtle biscuity malt

F: bit of a (tart) bite up front... the body is light, but lightly oily with a soft residual drag; effervescent, lifting carbonation... low alcohol and cut, bright edges help create a rather moreish attack

O: arguably one of the tastier flavored-gose concepts I've encountered... fruited and salted, but hardly triple sec-sweet... worthy of a sixer, especially considering the heat right now (1777)
Jul 12, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jul 06, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jun 25, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by TheDoak from Florida

Jun 19, 2021
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Rated by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tasted in a goblet from draft at First Draft on June 11, 2021.
Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.02/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A sub-tropical take on the German-style Gose. The brightest of gold in the glass, with a white one-finger head that's here and gone quickly. I was not prepared to enjoy this, having suffered through more than enough "beer-itas". But this was a nice, refreshing effort. A little tart, a lot light, and a great topper on a hot day. If anyone offers you a beer-ita, turn them down, and get this instead.
Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by mtimmerman84 from New York

May 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured but it lost the foam really quick. Just like a margarita with lime and salt. Enjoyed this much more than other sours as that was exactly what I expected.
Overall it’s a good beer, my wife who drinks with me likes sours more than I do and pounded this one in just a few minutes.
May 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by cherche from Washington

May 16, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

May 02, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by cbrady748 from New York

Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great idea to make a margarita gose. As someone who likes margaritas a little too much and has had to permanently give them up, this is appreciated. The margarita flavor is present, but not strong. The main flavor is a nicely done gose. Cigar City is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty good Gose .. had slightly higher hopes given my love for some of this brewer's other beers...still, this is a pretty solid sour and should be enjoyed!
Apr 11, 2021
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