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

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88
very good
1,788 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Highway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange GoseHighway 128 Session Series:  Blood Orange Gose
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jhartley on 08-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,788
Reviews:
260
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
411
For Trade:
5
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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hinemk76
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reef
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light copper. Big head which quickly subsides, with little lacing or ring.
Light citrus and salt scent.
Tart orange up front. Salt and coriander in the background for a harmonious combination. Slight bitterness on the back of the tongue contributes to refreshing taste.
Light feel appropriate for a thirst quencher.
As good as US fruit Gose gets. For me, far superior to a Radler on a hot day.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange gold. Foamy, bubbly, tall, white head, short lived.

Smells tart fruit, citrus, orange, light salt and light yeast Funk.

Tastes orange, tart lemon, light yeast funk and salt hints. Finish is dry with a tart and light salty orange linger. Light body and fizzy high carbonation. Quite tart.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkonte
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoild
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RoaneLoc
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAJ85
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Translucent, just slightly hazy copper with a foamy white head that quickly fizzes away to nothing. No retention or lacing is left, as is expected for the style.

S: Moderate lactic tartness, lemon zest and citric acid, subtle orange sweetness and red apple skin. Subtle mint.

T: Excellent lactic tartness. Tons of lemon, green apple skin, and white grape must. The tartness is tamed on the mid-palate by subtle but juicy blood orange. A very simple wheaty, crackery backbone holds it together. Finishes clean and lightly dry, with a touch of salinity carrying through, causing one to salivate in anticipation for the next sip.

F: Very light, but not particularly water. Snappy carbonation that makes it thirst-quenching.

O: Another tasty gose offering from Anderson Valley. A perfect warm weather crusher.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of liquid-lotus
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kabukiza1123
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbaz
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: 3.5
There are huge amounts of foam when pouring from a 12oz. can. Hazy peach colored. The head recedes way too quickly!! The color is quite unique – not much lace after the head goes away. This was nearly flat after a few minutes.
Smell: 4.5
Tart fruit and dry wine. Quite sour aroma and a bit of vinegar. Slight hoppiness and blast of citrus.
Taste: 4.25
Bitten by bitterness right up front. A combination of hops, acidic orange, and lacto bacteria. Bitterness makes room for sour fruit and some spiciness. Along side of the spiciness flavor is a savory saltiness.
Feel: 3.25
Light bodied and thin. I was pretty disappointed that the carbonation died out so quickly.
Overall: 4.25
This is a very good Gose styled brew. It hits a lot of the key points in a Gose (like the tart citrus and saltiness). Quite savory and vegetabley.

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Highway 128 Session Series: Blood Orange Gose from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,788 ratings.
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