Margarita Gose
Cigar City Brewing

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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
Sour - Gose
Ranked #55
Ranked #11,893
3.98 | pDev: 11.31%
Apr 11, 2022
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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3.9 by MGibbons from Maryland on Apr 11, 2022
2.46 by stephenlee93 from England on Mar 26, 2022
3.88 by Rhetion from Florida on Mar 06, 2022
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4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by Rug from Massachusetts

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
3.92 by iguanodon from Utah on Jan 22, 2022
4.1 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

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
4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Oct 18, 2021
3.71 by metter98 from New York on Aug 27, 2021
3.67 by Elemental19xx from Illinois on Aug 12, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by officerbill from New York

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
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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by scott451 from Canada (ON)

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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3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Mugman8 from New York

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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3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


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
4.05 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 18, 2021
3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 16, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(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
3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Jul 06, 2021
3.98 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Jun 25, 2021
4.5 by TheDoak from Florida on Jun 19, 2021
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3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a goblet from draft at First Draft on June 11, 2021.

Jun 13, 2021
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3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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
3.74 by mtimmerman84 from New York on May 22, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

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
4 by cherche from Washington on May 16, 2021
3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 05, 2021
4.25 by hester7 from Texas on May 02, 2021
4.05 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2021
4 by cbrady748 from New York on Apr 25, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

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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3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

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
4.67 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania on Apr 10, 2021
3.7 by rjdswoosh from Wisconsin on Apr 08, 2021
3.91 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 28, 2021
3.91 by B_B from California on Mar 28, 2021
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

Super tart and crisp, definitely smells of citrus and a hint of salt. This is my first experience with this brewery and im definitely not disappointed. An excellent gose

Mar 25, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ouncer canned on 8/20/20. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Rich Amber color. Head faded to absolutely nothing almost immediately. No lacing.

S---Smells sweet. Lime is noticeable.

T---Strong lime. Some orange rind. No real salinity/salt.

F---Light, with a little bit of pucker.

O---Decent, but nothing special. I expected more from Cigar City.

Mar 13, 2021
4.03 by MJSFS from Florida on Mar 12, 2021
3.49 by Dazka from Italy on Feb 01, 2021
Margarita Gose from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 240 ratings