Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Highway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange GoseHighway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange Gose
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
Sour - Gose
Ranked #70
Ranked #13,226
3.95 | pDev: 10.89%
May 15, 2022
Aug 04, 2014
Very Good
Highway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange GoseHighway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange Gose
Notes: Our Blood Orange Gose is a tart, refreshing wheat ale that is kettle-soured with lactobacillus and brewed with sea salt and coriander. However, unlike traditional versions of the style, ours features liberal additions of blood oranges during fermentation. This imparts tangy citrus notes that complement the champagne-like flavors, creating a complex and sessionable ale perfect for any occasion.
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4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FrMatthewLC from Canada (NS)

A solid gose that is on the better side. Slightly orange color without much head. It has a strong sour taste with a noticeable bit not overwhelming orange flavor. A nice aftertaste as well.

May 15, 2022
3.57 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Apr 03, 2022
3.66 by desint from Belgium on Dec 16, 2021
3.7 by mpk2020 from Illinois on Nov 03, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Pours a clear, orange-tinged yellow color with white head and good lacing.

Taste is a bit tart and sour, but not overly so. Flavors of sour blood orange, lemon zest, salt, coriander, earth minerals, saltine cracker, green grape. A bit of a white wine or champagne quality.

Feel is light and bubbly, somewhat dry finish.

Overall not bad; strikes me as something that champagne-loving Europeans would drink.

Sep 24, 2021
4.41 by fishguyac from Virginia on Aug 07, 2021
4 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Jul 17, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Aroma - saltine cracker from malts, lactobacillus, orange zest. Taste falls in line with aroma. Tart, high carbonation and mostly dry finish. Easy drinking. Straightforward.

Jul 04, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by HopHunterCL from Ohio

Pours very lightly hazy golden yellow color with a finger of uneven white head.
Aroma is very strong of blood orange. I also get a little bit is salty wheat cracker.
There is a medium high sourness. Lots of blood orange flavor throughout finishing with a welcome pithy bitterness.
Medium bodied with good carbonation. Salt contributes nicely to the body.
Overall a delicious and refreshing Gose I would likely buy again.

Jun 27, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: Tawny orange pour sits three inches with a dull oatmeal color and a frumpy appearance. Lots of carbonation activity on the head surface from the pronounced carbonation effect beneath. Dirty haze factor with a small lashing of suds, weakly clinging and loosely spread.

S: Sour blood oranges, semi-tart and dry. Dry yeastiness and barnyard grains.

T: Crisp flavor of blood oranges with a sour twang. Old damp leather, grapefruit with some old grapes. Turning honey dew concludes.

M: Bubbly and frothy mouthful, crisp and tingly sensation on inner cheeks.

O: Overall damp citrus with a good amount of blood orange citrus provides a decent sour twang. Pretty pronounced flavor per style.

Apr 14, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Scotchboy from Idaho

12oz can.

A: Pours nearly-clear pearl/champagne, with a foamy white head.

S: Sweetness, mellow and generic but present, is the first aroma encountered, followed by citrus tartness and a mineral-y/herbal character.

T: Crisp and clean; lemon tartness; slight saltiness; the citrus character is tangy and doesn’t necessarily equate to “blood oranges” in my mind, but it is present. The slight sourness isn’t puckering as much as it is refreshing. Mildly herbal.

MF: Light and well-carbonated with a crisp, clean finish.

O: Not the most explosive of Gose-style brews I’ve tried, but definitely refreshing and clean for a low-abv sour.

Feb 06, 2021
3.54 by DvdP from Netherlands on Sep 29, 2020
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured from a can into a Nonic pint glass.

Pours crystal clear and medium gold. A modest fizzy head gives way to modest but more lasting lacing.

Aromas of orange, brine, and faint malts.

The brew is simple but well flavored. Honey kissed malts quickly give way to citrus acidity and brine.

The brew his just so on the feel; very drinkable and refreshing.

Simplicity is often a virtue and that's the case here. A very nice gose.

Aug 30, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by K-sweet from Florida

Bright and tart. An enjoyable gose.

Jul 25, 2020
3 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 29, 2020
4.32 by sirzekel from Georgia on Jun 17, 2020
4.18 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 21, 2020
3.96 by rorjets from Connecticut on Jan 24, 2020
2.88 by ccadwell from Idaho on Jan 05, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Ahypercube from California

This is a pretty forgettable gose, from a brewery that makes some fantastic examples of the style.

L: Pours with a faintly reddish orange body. The color of orange blossom honey, but thin as soda. Poured into a flute, it creates three fingers of faintly orange tinted white head, which disappears entirely in less than half a minute.

S: Smells very much like AV's other goses, featuring tart notes of lemon, quince, passion fruit, tangerine and apricot, followed by a light wheat bread sweetness, with a notable yeast presence, like sourdough.

T: Flavor profile follows the nose pretty well, but I would really expect more blood orange flavor. If it wasn't on the label, I might have missed it. Usually I get something like a blackberry note from blood orange, but I only taste a hint of tart ascorbic acid to indicate the orange presence.

F: The mouthfeel is still almost perfect for a gose. Tart at first, then salty, resolving with a light bready sweetness; although something keeps the finish from being crisp. There's a crumbly edge to the finish.

O: A good gose, but these guys have made better.

Nov 17, 2019
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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Light amber with a decent amount of clarity and a large offwhite head that sticks around somewhat leaving behind a little bit of lacing.
S - Citrus and wheat
T - Good amount of citrus throughout along with some crisp wheat and yeast - a pinch of saltiness.
F - Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Crisp.
O - a pretty solid gose with nice citrus flavor.

Nov 16, 2019
4 by Gasc0igne from Australia on Aug 01, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy light yellow, with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a one-finger white head that fades fairly quickly.

S: Lactic tart, wheat grist, and cracker malts. A light citrus (orange and lemon zest) as well.

T: Lactic tart and citric acid. Orange, that comes across simultaneously as juicy pulp and some Tang with a touch of St. Joseph’s Baby Aspirin. Light wheat malts, with minimal graininess in the flavor. Residual orange flavor and tart citric acid in the hang.

M: Quite a bit of carbonation in a nice light body. Low alcohol presence.

O: Pretty tasty. Nothing complex or overly different, but easy to drink.

Jul 26, 2019
3.5 by VaporDome from New York on Jun 22, 2019
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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Pours deep orange with a thick white head. Aroma of salt and lactose. Taste has relatively plain wheat ale elements with the characteristic lactose notes. Palate has extremely subtle blood orange elements. Not bad, a little under flavored.

Jun 13, 2019
4.54 by pfd44 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2019
3.52 by BeerLover99 from Illinois on May 13, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by erickc from Washington

Tried on tap at Bull Dog Saloon Lynnwood, WA.

Apr 29, 2019
3.75 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 24, 2019
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Apr 04, 2019
3.78 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Mar 06, 2019
4.71 by nacondos from Ohio on Feb 12, 2019
3.58 by Magnapinna from Connecticut on Jan 06, 2019
3.71 by geryeb624 from Maryland on Dec 12, 2018
3.96 by dzag from Connecticut on Dec 01, 2018
4.17 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey on Nov 22, 2018
3.83 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2018
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2.84/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
by VashonGuy from Washington

I had Goses before, and generally like sour beers. I've never had a Leipzig Gose, according to BA, so I don't really have anything to compare this to. But I thought this beer was not pleasant, to say the least. It tasted mostly like Hawaiian Punch, with a metallic aftertaste. It seemed very odd. It was a drain pour for both me and a friend. The appearance, mouthfeel, and smell were all at least OK, but the flavor was disappointing.

Oct 01, 2018
3.83 by DOCRW from Washington on Sep 26, 2018
2.53 by Swoosl from Austria on Aug 15, 2018
Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1869 ratings