Pilot Series Arschgeweih Gose | Cigar City Brewing

14 Ratings

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ktrillionaire on 04-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

they must have made this one again or kept it around a real long time, as it was on tap at freshcraft through the weekend. a pretty impressive example of the style, maybe the lightest one i have encountered, with a minerality from the salt that i love but often miss in these, and a radiant carbonation. super refreshing. hints of lemon and lime to the lacto, very tropical, and this immediately takes me to a rental boat on the intercoastal. solid acidity to it, but its more salty than sour, an uncommon phenomenon in this day and age. minimal on the herbal stuff, pretty straight forward on the grain bill, and really really light in body without me missing it at all. i could see this as an all day slammer, even a party beer, it just drinks so easy, satisfies to the fullest, and stands out from all the other goses in the market. if this were for sale on the regular in colorado, i would be a fairly frequent customer. dry as can ber, lovely stuff. i would even have this with a lime wedge and an umbrella in the right context...

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Photo of jsanford
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler poured into a CCB Snifter.

Pours a hazy light gold with a thin white head that fades to a slight ring. Crisp aromas of wheat, smoked malt, mineral salt, and a touch of solvent alcohol. Taste is quite smoky, with more crisp wheat, lactic acid, and a whole lot of mineral salt. Feels like an "extreme" take on the style. Mouthfeel is crisp and light-bodied with lowish carbonation and a touch watery. Not my favorite example of the style, despite my love for smoked beer. I like the embellishment, but feel that the base beer could use some work.

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Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of tchaos
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Urbancaver
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler courtesy of Troy. Thanks for brewing this my friend!!

Pours a slightly hazy yellow orange. Lote of nice whie head. Looks like what i would expect. Smells wheaty and refreshing. Light, sweet malts, very light smokiness, really really enjoyable!
Well carbonated, rich mouthfeel. A touch heavy for being less than 4 % overall quite refreshing. Im shocked and veery pleased!

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks cam

A - slightly clouded yellow body small white foam

S - crisp and wheaty light citrusy

T - citrus , touch of salt, touch Of smoke. Dry and light and crisp

M- thin smooth and dry. Not too shabby.

O - This is pretty darned enjoyable. A good intro to the style methinks

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Photo of carolinabeerguy
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes at Cigar City's taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.

Draft poured into a CCB pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a cloudy yellow-gold with a 1/2 finger white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Sour notes with a touch of smoke.

Taste: Sour, funky fruitiness up front followed by saltwater in the middle before ending with a dry sour finish. Smoky and salty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability. Not a style I'd drink a ton of, but it's good enough to drink a couple.

Overall: Good beer overall. This is my first gose and I enjoyed it. I like that CCB really goes out and experiments with more obscure beer styles. Worth a shot.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: murky golden. Few millimeter head

S: sour lemon with bready notes.

T: coriander and light lemon. Wheat and bread flavors.

M: thick feel but medium body. Dry finish. Light carbonation.

Overall: My first gose. I liked this better than I was especting from what little I knew about them.

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Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a minimal head of white lace on a hazy, yellow body. Little retention or lace.

S - A light note of spicy wheat with a touch of lemony acidity.

T - Spicy wheat and light tartness up front. Some coriander in the middle and notes of pepper and lemon in the finish.

M - A moderately thick body, low carbonation and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not as robustly spiced as others I've had but definitely a gose. The wheat thickness works well with the spices and it is a very refreshing beer.

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Photo of basscram
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on tap at cigar city. couldn't pronounce the name. Was told it was a german wheat beer. I see it listed as a gose. Never tried one.

appearance was opaque yellow with zero head. no lacing really on the glass. mostly cause I gulped it probably.

smell was something like that of a witbier style of beer, the aroma of very slight lemongrass perhaps.

Sea salt was something I tasted in this that I was told I would taste. VERY drinkable! Goes down like water! It does have that blueberry taste to it like... I'll just say it, it does taste like Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat but a tad lighter.

mouthfeel. excellent! This is a gulper on a hot day most definitely but can be enjoyed as a sipper if you would like.

Love it!

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Photo of babaracas
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in a snifter at the Cigar City taproom. Hazy gold colored with one finger of white foam. Couple blobs of lace on the glass. Smell: grain, a little musty, lightly fruity - apple + pear juice. Lactic component is very mild here. Taste: light caramel syrup, mildly tangy, a little grape skin. Wheat. Herbal and soapy. Pretty relaxed flavors, not exciting but quite pleasant. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed during my long weekend in Tampa. I had the chance to meet some great people and try some new and some amazing new things. Had a lot of fun, but glad to be home. Enjoyed on 4/11/2011.

This was easily my favorite offering of the day. I really did not know what to think when I saw the name but from the first second it hit my desk it was over. A perfect shade of pale yellow with a lot of cloudiness and haze to it that really seemed to thicken up the overall look of it. A towering head of white seemed to reach to the top of the glass and sit there, nearly perfect throughout the time I was enjoying this one. But seriously this was a must try. Aroma is light, lemon, banana, cloves, and light salted notes. Almost a brine like aroma at times that mixed in with hints of lemon. But once you take the first sip man it is over. Seriously this had to be the most well balanced Goze I have ever run across, it was really just that good. Light, clean with hints of lemon zest and fresh grass. The perfect amount of saltiness gives it that added little twang that it needs but without going overboard in any way. Simply stunning finish as it cleans off the palate and leaves you desperate, searching for more.

Overall this was a fantastic and I cannot stress that enough fantastic representation of the style. Incredibly drinkable and just sublime on a hot day.

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Photo of beagle75
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft service into a half-pint snifter at Cigar City Brewing tasting room in Tampa.

A: Hazy, light golden color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Raw coriander seed with some hard minerality come together in a smell of greater-than-expected intensity but generating interest that is average at best.

T: Begins dry, with dominant coriander that pervades throughout. Hard minerals develop into the middle and linger to the finish where soft wheat blankets the palate. Lemon-lime soda lingers late.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, mostly dehydrating but also slightly coating on the palate, with low carbonation.

D: Boldly flavored with savory spices and mineral salts, this gose's sensory qualities are straight-forward and focused but not nearly as nuanced or interesting as those brewed by Cascade Brewing of Portland. The flavor profile encountered here may pair well with savory foods, especially roasted chicken or pork.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Arschgeweih means 'ass antlers' literally, and is intended as a reference to the tribal-style tramp-stamp tattoo rocked by trashy chicks at metal shows and bowling alleys the world over.

A - It pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, and is capped with a neat fizzy white head.

S - Not much to the nose, perhaps a bit of wheat and some slightly sweaty notes. Vague saltwater notes are there if you search them out.

T - The taste is pretty nice; mostly just clean notes of grain and a slight coriander(?) impression to temper it. Little bits of salted lemon make there way into the profile, which is a good thing. Speaking of clean, there is a bit of a soapy note that, while minor, represents a significant distraction for me. I found this same note in Good Gourd 2010.

M - Light in body, softly carbonated.

O - Nothing great, nothing bad; ambivalence ensues .

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Pilot Series Arschgeweih Gose from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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